He’s landed in Oz.
UK politician Matt Hancock has broken his silence after the news broke that he would be heading down under to join the cast of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2022.
It was reported on Tuesday that the Tory MP would be joining comedian Seann Walsh in the latest series of the reality show as the two contestants who are brought in later than the rest of the cast.
With 10 campmates already secured for the series on Sunday, there are typically 12 on the show with two coming in as bombshells.
After facing a lot of scrutiny for joining the show, Matt wrote in The UK Sun: “Next week I’m going into the jungle, as part of this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.”
He went on to say that “some may think I’ve lost my marbles or had one too many drinks” but says there is no better way to speak and resonate with the British public than appearing on the “most watched programme on TV.”
“It’s popular TV shows like [This Morning, Loose Women and Gogglebox] – and I’m A Celebrity.., of course — that help to deliver important messages to the masses,” he added.
Matt was forced to resign from his ole as Health Secretary last year after videos emerged of him breaching COVID-19 social distancing restrictions when he was shown kissing his colleague Gina Coladangelo while he was married.
It was also reported on Tuesday that Matt had been stripped of the Tory whip after signing up for the reality series on ITV, with Chief Whip Simon Hart saying he should no longer have the right to sit as a Conservative.
“Following a conversation with Matt Hancock, I have considered the situation and believe this is a matter serious enough to warrant suspension of the whip with immediate effect,” he said.