Miriam Margolyes calls on ITV to cast Matt Hancock in ‘I’m a Celebrity’
Miriam Margolyes has criticized the decision to cast Matt Hancock in the current series i am a celebrityShe said she didn’t know “why he was taken for a proper entertainer.”
The former health minister’s appearance on the ITV program was met with widespread backlash, with Prime Minister Rishi Sunak urging him to let his constituents down.
Hancock resigned as health secretary last year after breaching his own Covid regulations by having an affair with assistant Gina Coladangelo. The couple were caught hugging in front of the camera.
Speaking to housemates on last night’s episode, the politician said he was hoping for “forgiveness”. Permissive women Presenter Charlene White – whose aunt died during the Covid-19 pandemic – tells him “it doesn’t really cut ‘sorry’ for a lot of families like mine”.
during the interview The six o’clock show in Ireland, Margolyes said of Hancock: ‘What a horrid adulterous creep. I don’t know why we have it on our televisions.
“I don’t know why he was considered a suitable person to entertain. He’s a mean person. He nearly destroyed our national health service. He sent many people with Covid, old ladies, back to their care homes. I think he’s a despicable, despicable, puny individual.”
In response, a spokesman for Hancock said The Independent: “By appearing on the show, Matt hopes to raise the profile of his dyslexia campaign and will use the platform to speak to millions of people on an issue he really cares about.
“Matt is determined that no child should leave elementary school without knowing if they have dyslexia.”
The Independent has reached out to ITV for comment.
Lobby Akinnola of the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice campaign previously said: “Matt Hancock is not a ‘celebrity’, he is the former Health Secretary who oversaw the UK having one of the highest death tolls in the world from Covid-19. 19 while breaking his own lockdown rules.
“The fact that he seeks to capitalize on his terrible legacy rather than show humility or contemplate the horrific consequences of his reign says everything about the kind of person he is.”
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https://www.independent.co.uk/arts-entertainment/tv/news/matt-hancock-miriam-margolyes-im-a-celebrity-b2224237.html Miriam Margolyes calls on ITV to cast Matt Hancock in ‘I’m a Celebrity’