Vanessa Feltz says that if Matt Hancock is “really seeking forgiveness” he should seek it from his wife and children, rather than from a reality TV show.
His broadcaster said that “playing silly games on the small screen” did not achieve “any look of worthwhile revival”.
It comes after the former health minister prepares to face a second week in the Australian jungle.
On Monday night’s episode, the 44-year-old was not selected to face Bushtucker’s trial for the first time since he appeared on the show.
But writing in The Daily Express, Feltz, 60, urged viewers not to “confuse the politician Hancock with the performer Hancock”.
The 60-year-old wrote: “Gain celebrity friends and convince viewers that you’re not as disgusting as you seem, when you’re at your best and aware that there’s a camera pointed straight at you. self, is not the way to guarantee earthly redemption.
“If you are truly seeking forgiveness, seek it from your wife and children.
“If you want rehabilitation, meet with bereaved families because Covid is still looking for explanations for the decisions that took away their loved ones.
Feltz added that she feels sorry for his campmates including Mike Tindall and Charlene White, who she said would look like “cowards” for being friendly with Hancock and “those cowards” bullies” if they appear hostile.
The broadcaster had her own thoughts about getting into reality TV, having been a contestant on Famous Brother and Serious Dance.
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In July, she announced that she would be leaving her shows on BBC Radio 2 and BBC Radio London.
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