UK Tory MP Matt Hancock defends his decision to appear on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
Matt Hancock has defended his decision to appear on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! – saying in an interview with The Sun newspaper that the TV show is a “powerful tool” to reach young people.
Most British expats living in Spain watch or have watched episodes of the hit tv series. However, many were surprised to hear that ´disgraced´ former health secretary Matt Hancock has agreed to take part in the show’s launch on Sunday, November 6.
Mr. Hancock has since faced a serious backlash over his reality TV ambitions.
MP Tim Loughton, a Tory colleague, described him as an “absolute prat” and he has faced calls from opposition critics to give up his £84,144 a year MP’s salary while he is in the Australian jungle.
In a statement, his local West Suffolk Conservative Association said it was “disappointed” and accused Mr. Hancock of a “serious error of judgement”.
“MPs should be working hard for their constituents, particularly when we have a cost of living crisis and people are facing hardship,” added the group.