The one who was health minister during the Covid-19 pandemic is to star in a program that follows the travails of personalities released in the middle of the jungle.
Former British health secretary Matt Hancock, who was in the government when the Covid-19 pandemic broke out, was suspended from the Conservative group in parliament on Tuesday over his upcoming participation in a reality TV show. According to one of his relatives, the 44-year-old deputy seized “the fantastic opportunity” to participate in I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here!a program that follows the travails of the stars released in the middle of the jungle because “he no longer expects to serve in government“.
When he won the Downing Street race, new Prime Minister Rishi Sunak royally ignored Matt Hancock, amid a throng of Tory MPs who came to congratulate their new leader. Conservative Party disciplinary officer Simon Hart announced that, after speaking to Matt Hancock, he concluded that the matter was “serious enough to order its suspension with immediate effect“.
A resignation in the middle of a scandal
The entourage of the former Minister of Health assured that the production of the show, which among the participants in its new edition includes the singer Boy George (famous for his famous “Karma chameleon“in 1983), had agreed that MP’s constituents could contact him with questions”urgentAccording to this source, he intends to use the showcase that the show represents for his campaign on the subject of dyslexia, which he himself suffers from.
Before him, Nadine Dorries, who until recently served as Boris Johnson’s culture secretary, met the same fate for appearing on the show in 2012.
Matt Hancock, who became a familiar face to the British through press conferences during the pandemic, was forced to resign after a political, sentimental and health scandal. The tabloid The sun had published in late June 2021 the CCTV images showing the minister, married and father of three, passionately kissing Gina Coladangelo, a long-time friend whose discreet employment also sparked controversy, in his office at a time when even simple hugs were forbidden.
Matt Hancock, who has rebuilt his life with her, also has on his agenda the publication of a book that promises a dive into Britain’s fight against Covid.