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Disgraced former health secretary Matt Hancock is set to finally enter the I’mA Celebrity jungle on Wednesday, in a controversial decision which has seen him have the Tory party whip removed and been criticised by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.
Joining the camp alongside comedian Seann Walsh – who made headlines in 2018 when he kissed his Strictly Come Dancing dance partner while in a relationship – Mr Hancock’s participation in the show was officially confirmed on Tuesday night.
As the cameras teased his identity (even when we already knew he was entering the show), the Conservative politician could be heard saying the experience in Australia will be “an adventure”.
“When I’m in camp, people will just see the real me. Survival in the jungle is a good metaphor for the world I work in.
“People will see me, warts and all – see the human side of the guy behind the podium,” he said, seemingly forgetting the fact he was actually stood behind a lectern during those coronavirus press conferences, rather than a podium.
Ending with a clip of Mr Hancock sporting what looked like a forced smile, he added: “I don’t think I’ve got any fears or phobias, but I’m going to find out.”