Matt Hancock’s highly anticipated appearance in the woods was met with a mix of amazement, disbelief, and uncontrollable laughter from co-worker I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here ! campmates.
the 44-year-old former health secretary joined the cast of the ITV reality show on Wednesday, after facing much criticism over his decision from the public and fellow politicians .
Shortly after arriving, he took up the challenge of the Beastly Burrows Bushtucker Challenge alongside late-entry comedian Seann Walsh – and was subsequently re-selected by the public to face a second trial on Thursday. .
After seeing Hancock come down the stairs, Walsh doubled over with laughter, then exclaimed to the Bush Telegraph, “Matt Hancock!” and laugh more.
Hancock caused further stir when he entered the main camp, with many of the show’s famous faces being shocked to see the West Suffolk MP, who had his Conservative Party whip removed after the announcement of the plan. join the program.
Following the arrival of Hancock and Walsh, radio DJ Chris Moyles visited the Bush Telegraph and said: “Oh my, two new people have arrived.
“One of them is Seann Walsh and the other – I have to go back and check again.”
Also speaking in the Bush Telegraph, soap star Sue Cleaver added: “I don’t know what to say.”
Later, in a one-on-one exchange with Hancock, Loose Women star Charlene White asked him, “Why are you here?”
“Because, honestly, there’s very little that politicians can show that we’re human,” Hancock replied, prompting White to flash a skeptical look.
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Earlier, referring to the politician’s role in televised press conferences during the coronavirus pandemic, Moyles, 48, asked: “You have to deal with that for me, please say, ‘Next slide please,’ and I’m happy.”
After Hancock willingly said: “Next slide, please,” Boy George, head of the Cultural Club told him: “You really will get it. You will indeed achieve it. Not from me, I mean, just from…”
Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly also saw Hancock’s appearance as an opportunity to poke fun at UK politics and joke with Chancellor Rishi Sunak.
“I’m not sure how Matt will cope in the camp,” Ant said.
“You know, around people who don’t know what they’re doing, they’re doing it and just trying to get ahead day by day.”
Hancock and Walsh let their campmates down a bit after winning only six out of 11 stars in the Beastly Burrows challenge.
At the end of Wednesday’s episode, Ant and Dec revealed that Hancock will also face trial for Tentacles of Terror, which will air on Thursday night’s show.
The pair made the news, after which Hancock said: “You know what, I just know it’s me and I still get nervous.”
Political watchers joined regular viewers to watch Hancock’s appearance on Wednesday, while some political opponents attacked the MP for his decision to enter the woods.
The Liberal Democrats Twitter account said: “Never mind #ImACeleb and trying to win a meal for a camp in the woods, Matt Hancock should be in the UK, in his office and delivering to those in need. Voters are wondering where their next meal will come from.
“You are not a celebrity. You are a congressman with a job to do. “
– I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! continues at 9pm, every Thursday on ITV.
https://www.independent.ie/entertainment/matt-hancocks-jungle-arrival-met-with-shock-incredulity-and-laughter-42133055.html Matt Hancock’s arrival in the woods is met with shock, disbelief, and laughter