Matt Hancock ‘didn’t expect to serve in Government again’ after I’m a Celebrity

Matt Hancock says he’s “not looking forward to serving in Government again” after joining I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

former Health Secretary and West Suffolk MP said he received a lot of support for his decision to appear on the ITV reality show and said it would be a good way to interact with the audience young.

He reiterated that he could be reached at any time to deal with “urgent constituency issues” despite being more than 10,000 miles away in the Australian jungle.

Along with comedian Seann Walsh, Hancock is scheduled to head into the woods on Wednesday and take part in the next Bushtucker Test.

Following the announcement that he would be on I’m a Celebrity (IAC), he removed the Conservative Party whip.

Speaking before arriving at the camp, he said: “I don’t expect to serve in Government again but there are so many ways you can communicate and engage with people.

“When I was approached to participate, I thought long and hard about it but one of the reasons I feel I can say yes is because the IAC team has set up a system for me to can be contacted at any time. emergency election issues.

“A lot of people have a view of me from being a health secretary during a pandemic having to deal with some very difficult issues, but that’s not the whole story.

“I look forward to throwing myself into it all as I do everything in life. You can’t hide anything in the woods, you see someone’s warts and all.”

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Hancock insists he has received a lot of support despite being whipped from the Conservative Party, but he added that he is unsure how the other contestants will react once he enters the camp.

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“I have received a lot of messages of support from people who can see what I am trying to do to show that politicians are human too,” he said.

He added: “There are so many different ways to communicate with the public and we (politicians) are wrong if we think you can only do it on traditional political shows, where you mostly only talk to people who are actively interested in politics.

“It is important for us to interact with everyone, including young people, about who our politicians are and this program is a good way to do that. I’m looking forward to it.”

– I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! continues at 9 p.m. Wednesday on ITV and ITV Hub.

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