I’m a celebrity: Matt Hancock opens up about bailiffs ‘almost coming out the door’
Matt Hancock hosted his i am a celebrity Roommate with a story about his family who almost faced financial ruin as a child.
The MP for West Suffolk took part in a group talk at Jungle Creek during Tuesday’s (November 22) edition of the celebrity survival show.
After Boy George and Babatúndé Aléshé discussed their relationships with their fathers and childhood experiences, the Culture Club singer jokingly asked Hancock if the bailiffs had ever visited his home.
To the surprise of his roommates, Hancock explained that it almost happened when his stepfather’s business lost a sizeable cash injection.
“When the business almost went bust, we lost almost everything,” he said.
He explained that his stepfather had owned a software company that suffered when a customer failed to make payments to the company.
“You know when you put your zip code on the internet and your address comes up? My stepfather wrote this software,” Hancock said. “The business started in 1988 and almost went bankrupt in the early 1990s.
“We would lose the house, both my stepfather and my mother would lose their jobs,” the former health secretary continued.
“It was pretty upsetting. I was about 14.”
In response to the MP’s story, there was a brief moment of silence before Seann Walsh chimed in, “Damn, kill the vibe, Matt.”
Previously on the show, Hancock finally spoke out about dyslexia after claiming he would use his time on the program to raise awareness about the learning disability.
Elsewhere, Boy George was criticized for secretly eating an extra banana without his roommates’ prior consent.
i am a celebrity continues every night at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.
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