Who is Matt Hancock? From the Minister of Health to “I’m a celebrity”.
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Matt Hancock is taking part in the 2022 edition of the long-running ITV reality series after reportedly being offered £400,000.
The Conservative MP has appeared on television many times in recent years – albeit for a number of negative reasons. As a former health minister, he was one of the faces all over the newspapers during the pandemic.
He has been criticized for elements of the government’s response to Covid and found himself publicly in disgrace in June 2021 after admitting to breaking his own social distancing rules when his affair with aide Gina Coladangelo was exposed.
Hancock was appointed Tory MP for West Suffolk in 2010 and Health Secretary in 2018 as part of Theresa May’s cabinet reshuffle. After May’s resignation, he announced his plans to run for party leadership, but soon withdrew from the race and vowed his allegiance to Boris Johnson.
After his affair with Coladangelo was exposed, he separated from his 15-year-old wife, an osteopath named Martha Hoyer Millar, with whom he has three children.
Hancock is said to have been asked to do so i am a celebrity throughout the year but declined until Rishi Sunak was appointed prime minister after Liz Truss’ resignation.
However, Sunak has condemned Hancock’s decision with a spokesman stating: “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. The public, when electing their MPs, expects them to work hard for their constituency.”
Hancock has since been suspended from his party as an MP.
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