Sunak ‘very disappointed’ in Matt Hancock for joining I’m A Celebrity

Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he was “very disappointed” by his former Cabinet colleague Matt Hancock for joining I am a celebrity… Get me out of here!

on his way to Cop27 in Egypt, Mr Sunak said he supported the government’s decision to suspend Mr Hancock from the Conservative Party, adding that he would not have time to watch the ITV programme.

Mr Hancock, who represents West Suffolk, said he decided to go into the woods to “go where people are” rather than “sit in the ivory tower in Westminster”.


Rishi Sunak and Matt Hancock previously worked together in Boris Johnson’s Cabinet (Aaron Chown/PA)

But the Prime Minister took the opposite view on Sunday, telling The Sun he was “very disappointed” in the former Health Secretary because “MPs should work hard for their constituents”.

Mr. Sunak said: “I think politics is a noble profession, it is best – can and should – but it is the responsibility of politicians to earn people’s respect and trust.

“They do it by working hard for their constituents, as the vast majority of MPs do – that’s why I’m so disappointed with Matt’s decision.”

When asked if he watched the show, Mr Sunak told the newspaper: “I really won’t have time for an honest answer.”


Jeremy Corbyn accuses Matt Hancock of taking part in ‘personality parade’ (Yui Mok/PA)

Former Labor leader Jeremy Corbyn, who sits as an independent MP after being stripped of the whip by his party, also criticized Mr Hancock’s move.

Speaking at a cost of living rally on Saturday, Mr Corbyn told the PA news agency: “I think it’s completely pointless for him to continue I Am A Celebrity Take Me Out Of Here.

“He’s a member of Congress, he has a constituency, he should represent them, not himself in some sort of personality parade.”

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