Matt Hancock shared his views on UK politics on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, as he continues to face criticism from campaigners and Rishi Sunak about appearing on the ITV show.
he, a 44-year-old former health secretary, who had previously said he “didn’t expect to serve in government anymore” after his stint on the program, told campmates that his political career of former prime minister Liz Truss has “finished”.
During a discussion among contestants about missing out on the UK news, Sue Cleaver asked Hancock for his opinion on Truss’ brief prime ministerial post, saying: “You think what happened, Matt?”
“In a way, they were unlucky, in that global interest rates all went up at the same time they also… put out a financial statement where you say, ‘We’re going to do all the expensive stuff. these and we’re not going to say how we’re going to pay for them,'” Hancock said.
Cleaver, 59, asks: “Where is she now?”
Hancock replied: “Her political career is over. There is no ambiguity.”
Host and real estate expert Scarlette Douglas said: “I wonder if Rishi is still in charge,” replied Hancock: “Yes, he will.”
It comes after the Prime Minister continued to criticize Hancock’s decision to go into the Australian woods, saying it was not “noble” because he had failed to prioritize “our voters and our country” “.
Speaking to reporters accompanying him to the G20 summit in Bali, Mr. Sunak said: “I think politics is at its best and should be quite noble indeed.
“You have to earn people’s respect, don’t you. It is not given just because you are a politician…
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“All members of Parliament have a responsibility to do things that people respect and that serve your constituents really well, making a difference for them in surgeries.”
Elsewhere on Tuesday, campaigners hung a banner over the My I’m Celebrity campsite, which read: “Get out of here for those who have lost loved ones to Covid!”
The plane carrying the 35 ft banner flew around the Australian camp for two hours on Tuesday. It is organized by the campaign group 38 Degrees, who are working with families who have lost loved ones to Covid-19 for justice.
The organization says a noise complaint against the pilot suggests it is not unheard of in the woods.
Even so, it seems Hancock’s fortunes on the show have begun to change, after he didn’t have to go through the Bushtucker trials twice in a row.
Before that, he was selected by the public to undergo unpleasant trials six times in a row.
It was revealed that Radio DJ Chris Moyles, 48, had received the most votes from the public, meaning he will do his next Bushtucker test, Boiling Point, on Wednesday.
Presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly announced the news to the camp at the end of Tuesday night’s performance.
When he heard he had been chosen by the British public to face the challenge, the radio presenter looked worried but told his camp mates: “I’ll be fine, I’ll be fine.”
Moyles participated in the previous Bushtucker trial, Angel of Agony, along with Boy George and Babatunde Aleshe.
During the test, Boy George, 61, chanted as he navigated a box full of creatures to find a star, the trio had to try to calm down and ended up winning only three of the 11 stars. available.
Moyles became increasingly agitated by the creatures that fell on him as the trial progressed, saying, “Why am I wearing shorts.”
I Am A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! continue on ITV.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/matt-hancock-offers-politics-opinions-amid-criticism-from-rishi-sunak-and-public-42148151.html Matt Hancock gives political opinion amid criticism from Rishi Sunak and the public