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UK Tory MP  Matt Hancock defends I’m A Celebrity casting

UK Tory MP  Matt Hancock
Tory MP Matt Hancock. Image: Wikipedia

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.

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