Matt Hancock slammed on Question Time for I’m A Celeb appearance

Piers Morgan shames Matt Hancock for I'm A Celeb involvement

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Matt Hancock was slammed as an “absolute part” on Question Time as the audience and panel discussed his casting as a campmate on I’m A Celebrity….Get Me Out Of Here! Conservative MP Chris Philp claimed that Matt Hancock “shouldn’t be in Australia” as replied to the query raised by host Fiona Bruce. 

Ms Bruce asked the MP: “So a A fellow Conservative MP described him…as an absolute prat for going into the Jungle. 

“Would you agree with that?”

Mr Philp replied: “I think the audience have registered their verdict. But clearly going on this programme appears to involve doing embarrassing things on CCTV so I can’t imagine why they chose him.”

This remark was seen as a sly dig at Matt Hancock leaving his job as Health Secretary after being caught in a clinch with Gina Coladangelo on CCTV, violating his own COVID-19 guidelines.

When asked whether MPs should be allowed to participate in reality shows Mr Philp answered: “I don’t think they should be allowed, your question is a reasonable one. He has been elected by his constituency and it suffered.

“And no he shouldn’t be in Australia in the Jungle.”

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been suspended as a Conservative MP after joining the cast of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Simon Hart, who is in charge of Tory MP discipline, said he had taken the decision after speaking to Mr Hancock.

Andy Drummond, deputy chairman of the West Suffolk Conservative Association, said he was looking forward to seeing Mr Hancock “eating a kangaroo’s p****”.

The campaign group Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice called Mr Hancock’s decision “sickening”, and called for ITV to remove him from the programme.

The group tweeted: “Matt Hancock isn’t a ‘celebrity’, he’s the former health secretary who oversaw the UK having one of the highest death tolls in the world from Covid-19 whilst breaking his own lockdown rules.”

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Rishi Sunak’s official spokesman said: “The PM believes that at a challenging time for the country, MPs should be working hard for their constituents, whether that is in the House or in their constituency.”

The spokesman said it was “unlikely” Mr Sunak would be watching the programme.

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