Good Morning Britain, ITV
Ex-health secretary turned I’m A Celebrity star Matt Hancock (no, we still can’t believe it either) is continuing to appear on TV stressing how sorry he is for breaking Covid rules, and continuing to make a fool of himself in the process.
Mr Hancock, who’s back in the news again after very generously donating just three per cent of his £320,000 fee from I’m A Celebrity to charity, went on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday to defend himself – and it went about as well as you’d expect.
In fact, even before he was asked his first question, Mr Hancock was being compared to the parody TV presenter Alan Partridge with his cringeworthy pre-interview walk down a corridor.
The footage, lasting around seven seconds, sees the West Suffolk MP smiling an awkward smile as he walks towards the camera, his shoulders slumping with every single step he takes.
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To finish it off, he drops the smile as he makes a sharp left turn to walk off-camera.
Naturally, Mr Hancock – ever a great source of memes – was soon ridiculed on social media for his unusual entrance:
\u201cNew Sims game looks fucking shit.\u201d— Sooz Kempner\ud83d\udc00 (@Sooz Kempner\ud83d\udc00) 1675168648
\u201cWhy does Matt Hancock look like he's trying to find Sarah Connor?\u201d— Chris Bland (@Chris Bland) 1675153905
\u201cHi. I\u2019m Matt Hancock. You may have seen me in films such as \u2018how to look relaxed on camera,\u2019 and \u2018how to turn a corner like a human being\u2019\u201d— James Longman (@James Longman) 1675163991
\u201cI\u2019m getting young Hannibal Lecter vibes here.\u201d— Dr Mike Galsworthy (@Dr Mike Galsworthy) 1675181174
\u201cThe new version of \u201cIs this the way to Amarillo\u201d looks a bit shit \u2026\nhttps://t.co/kFgcVo8zCs\u201d— brenda (@brenda) 1675192113
Unbelievably (not really), this isn’t the first time Mr Hancock has failed to manoeuvre himself in a completely normal way, as back in December 2021 he was seen sporting a “swagger” as he walked onto the GMB set.
Another clip, mocked by comedian Russell Howard, saw the politician walking towards the camera at a bus stop, unblinking, as he talked about his party’s manifesto launch in 2019.
Of course, that saw him on the campaign trail, and his decision to film a video in front of a tree meant it looked like he had a rather awkward haircut.
We could go on. There’s the footage of Mr Hancock trying out parkour, the time he laughed at concerns about track and trace, his “horrific” karaoke and his humiliating jogging away from journalists.
Or how about the time he was pictured doing a weird “zombie” walk, or his post-resignation comeback video where he fist-bumped constituents, or his talk about cryptocurrencies in front of a fake fire screensaver, or his painful reveal video for I’m A Celebrity?
Please, someone, make him stop.
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