Matt Hancock: How much is he getting for ‘I’m a Celebrity 2022’?
A recent report claimed that Matt Hancock was being paid a £400,000 fee to perform I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!
The Conservative MP, who resigned as Health Secretary last year after being caught kissing his assistant Gina Coladangelo, is one of the most controversial candidates on the hit ITV reality show.
A report in The sun quoted an inside source on the show as saying, “[Hancock’s] Pay deal with i am a celebrity is around £400,000, which is one of the highest show fees ever paid out.
“ITV was dying for viewers to believe the deal was worth around £150,000 but in reality it’s more than double that. They asked him to be on the show three times in a matter of weeks and the money definitely helped seal the deal.”
A spokesman for Hancock said: “Matt will be making a donation to St Nicholas Hospice in Suffolk and will provide support for dyslexia after his performance.”
The spokesman added: “He will also tell Parliament the amount he receives from the show to ensure full transparency as usual.”
“This is a great opportunity to engage with the public and speak out on issues that are really close to his heart – including his dyslexia campaign. Matt is still working on constituency matters and will continue to do so until he goes to the jungle. The producers have agreed that Matt can communicate with his team during the show if there is an urgent constituency matter.”
ITV declined to comment.
Hancock’s involvement in the series has drawn criticism from fans of the show as well as others in the political sphere.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak was among those who criticized Hancock. An official spokesman said: “The Prime Minister believes MPs should work hard for their constituents in the House of Representatives or in their constituencies at a challenging time for the country.
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“The public, when electing their MPs, expects them to work hard for their constituency.”
Chief Whip Simon Hart said: “After speaking to Matt Hancock I have reconsidered the situation and believe the matter is serious enough to justify the suspension of the Whip with immediate effect.”
Hancock is in the jungle with a slew of celebrities including DJ Chris Moyles, English footballer Jill Scott and Permissive women Star Charlene White.
i am a celebrity airs every night at 9pm on ITV.
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