Matt Hancock admits he made a “mistake” and regrets actions that led to his resignation as health minister after taking part in I’m A Celebrity’s first ever eating trial… Get Me Out Of Here! series.
West Suffolk MP, 44, faces a camel’s penis, a sheep’s vagina and a cow’s anus in the La Cucaracha cafe, which means Cockroach Café in English, with Boy George of the Club culture department to bring home 11 stars to the camp in Friday’s episode.
The public voted for the pair to take on the Bushtucker challenge, marking Hancock’s third consecutive challenge since arriving at camp Wednesday alongside comedian Seann Walsh.
Sitting across from each other at a Mexican-themed cafe while the band Mariachi performed, Hancock was confronted for the first time with a fisheye tacos that he said tasted “very fishy”, while Boy George ate them. sticky beans.
Hancock had to finish a glass of worm powder concoction that came with filthy bead decorations – which he described as “absolutely disgusting” with the texture branding “appalling”.
Meanwhile, young George, who was allowed a vegetarian diet while on duty, compared eating a fermented duck egg to his campmate, Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver – ” like charcoal.”
The Tory MP said eating the tip of a camel’s penis was “soft and crispy”, and described the thought of eating a sheep’s vagina as “disgusting”.
After being served a cow’s anus, he added: “The texture is horrible and you think about what you’re eating all the time. I do not recommend it as a main course”.
Co-host Ant McPartlin joked: “We’ll take it off the menu, thanks for that.”
Musician Boy George also shouted as he picked up the plate of fermented plums, adding: “It tastes like perfume.”
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For the final star, Hancock has to eat cockroaches and dip mixed cockroaches, while Boy George has to deal with mixed and fermented seaweed – giving the pair an all-star home.
After the ordeal, Hancock was questioned by campmates about breaking coronavirus social distancing rules during the pandemic by having an affair in her ministry office with aide Gina Coladangelo.
Hancock, who resigned as Health Secretary in June 2021, said: “It was a mistake, because I fell in love with someone. That’s why I apologized for that.”
TV presenter and real estate expert Scarlette Douglas said: “It’s kind of, you just do it and then it’s like, ‘Oh, I’m sorry, I’m sorry’.”
Hancock replied, “No, because it’s bigger than that.”
Loose Women star Charlene White said: “It’s bigger than that. My aunt died of Covid in the first wave.
“So we couldn’t go to the hospital to visit her. I had to sit alone in the church at her funeral. We couldn’t hug each other because we were following instructions.
“And I understand that you fell in love, I understand all of that, but sorry for many families like me don’t really cut it.”
Hancock replied, “Yes. Yes, you get it. That’s one of the reasons that I regret it too.”
Speaking to White, he added: “You know what it really is, what I’m really looking for is a little forgiveness, that’s what I’m really looking for.”
Douglas said: “I almost cried.”
Hancock replied: “Me too, we all make mistakes. I made a pretty big one. “
The exchange prompted both White and Cleaver to give him a hug, and the actress added: “That made Matt say so.”
Hancock later told the Bush Telegraph that his camp mates asked questions the public had and “it’s respectful to only give answers that are completely frank and honest”.
He added: “I didn’t really expect it, but it was very emotional.”
The congressman joined the cast of I’m a Celebrity… Get me out of here! on Wednesday after facing much criticism of his decision from the public and fellow politicians.
I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! continues on ITV at 9 p.m. Saturday.
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