Ellie Harrison,Isobel Lewis,Jacob Stolworthy,Peony Hirwani,Annabel Nugent and Nicole Vassell
Sun, 13 November 2022 at 3:08 pm
Matt Hancock has settled into jungle life on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and, as expected, the public keep voting for him to do all the gruesome trials.
His arrival at the camp has been met with mixed emotions, with Boy George crying on camera, and Charlene White schooling the former health secretary over his decision to join the show.
Olivia Attwood, who was the first to exit, having been forced to drop out of the competition due to a medical matter less than 24 hours after she entered the jungle, said of Hancock after she left: “It’s funny to see him slimed and gunked but it isn’t funny if you didn’t get to hold someone’s hand when they died while he was snogging someone in his office.
“NHS workers are protesting to get paid enough money to survive and he is out earning money in the jungle. That doesn’t seem right, does it?”
Hosts Ant and Dec also wasted no time getting a dig in there after the politician said he was an Ed Sheeran fan.
The popular ITV reality series has returned for its 20th season, which is taking place in the jungle in Australia for the first time since 2019 after a two-year stint in Wales due to the pandemic. Read The Independent’s review of the debut episode – which aired on 6 November – here.
Tensions in the camp rose early on after Boy George accused Charlene White of being “controlling” after the Loose Women presenter took the lead in the kitchen.
Hancock meanwhile, confided in the campmates that he he is looking for “forgiveness” after his handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and his breaking of lockdown rules.
15:06 , Ellie Harrison
ITV has just confirmed to The Independent: “Matt [Hancock] was stung on his finger by a scorpion earlier today in camp. It wasn’t poisonous and he was seen by a medic straight away and is absolutely fine.”
14:12 , Ellie Harrison
Matt Hancock has apparently been stung by a scorpion and had to be seen by the medic… more info on this when we have it…
13:50 , Ellie Harrison
Here’s a peek at Matt Hancock taking on literally millions of flies in tonight’s show…
11:33 , Ellie Harrison
Just seen a preview clip of tonight’s trial… it’s Matt Hancock in a box with millions of flies and a bath full of offal. Video coming here soon…
11:18 , Ellie Harrison
Matt Hancock is doing yet another trial tonight, and people are getting very bored of it…
— k 🙂 (@ptr1ptr2ptr3) November 12, 2022
10:25 , Ellie Harrison
Matt Hancock will be facing this tonight…
Tomorrow’s terrifying Trial will throw one trembling Celebrity into an eerie house in the jungle…🏠
And the worst bit? They won’t be alone…
Head to the #ImACeleb to vote for the Celeb you want to see face House of Horrors tomorrow night. 💀 pic.twitter.com/HKTni3ytvx
— I’m A Celebrity… (@imacelebrity) November 12, 2022
09:45 , Ellie Harrison
Olivia Attwood has shared her thoughts on Matt Hancock being on I’m a Celebrity…
“People weren’t expecting him to deal with it with humour, which is what he has done,” she said. “I would have approached it with humour too. Not that any of what he did was funny but banter would have been the least he deserves, I would have enjoyed that.
“Despite his obvious flaws he can laugh at himself which is always a redeeming quality. That said, he should have to answer questions.
“It’s funny to see him slimed and gunked but it isn’t funny if you didn’t get to hold someone’s hand when they died while he was snogging someone in his office. NHS workers are protesting to get paid enough money to survive and he is out earning money in the jungle. That doesn’t seem right, does it?”
09:11 , Ellie Harrison
Good morning! We’re back to blog the latest updates from the jungle…
First up we’ve got the full story about why Olivia Attwood was forced to quit the show.
Saturday 12 November 2022 14:52 , Ellie Harrison
We’re pausing the live blog for a night, and will be back on Sunday 13 November
Saturday 12 November 2022 14:35 , Ellie Harrison
Miriam Margolyes is not happy about Matt Hancock being on the show…
Saturday 12 November 2022 13:30 , Ellie Harrison