I'm A Celeb: Matt Hancock is keeping quiet in the jungle
Matt’s cunning plan on I’m A Celeb: Hancock is ‘keeping quiet’ after grilling from the campmates and Bushtucker Trials – as viewers warm to MP amid his controversial stint
Matt Hancock has reportedly seen his screen time reduced on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 2022, after ‘blending into the background’ of camp life.
The former Health Secretary sparked controversy when he was confirmed to be heading into the Australian jungle earlier this month, but in recent episodes has been noticeably absent.
Now, sources are claiming that since viewers are no longer voting for Matt to complete the Bushtucker Trials, he’s become ‘quiet’ in the camp.
Where is he? Matt Hancock has reportedly seen his screen time reduced on I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! 2022, after ‘blending into the background’ of camp life
An insider told The Sun: ‘Since Matt stopped being voted to tackle Bushtucker Trials and the campmates had finished grilling him, he’s just not involved in as many conversations.
‘He is very quiet. He stepped down as camp leader to make way for Mike Tindall, which basically meant he blended into the background of camp life.
‘Which, of course, means he’s not providing many funny or interesting moments that make the cut.’
An ITV spokesperson told MailOnline: ‘Each episode of I’m A Celebrity features a fair and accurate representation of life in camp.’
There he is! The former Health Secretary sparked controversy when he was confirmed to be Eheading into the Australian jungl , but in recent episodes has been absent
Revealed: Now, sources are claiming that since viewers are no longer voting for Matt to complete the Bushtucker Trials, he’s become ‘quiet’ in the camp
Despite previous predictions that Matt would be the first celebrity to be voted out of the jungle, the politician is now in the final six of the series, with another star set to leave the camp in Thursday’s show.
Matt has briefly appeared in recent episodes, including reflecting on his family’s ‘harrowing’ money woes when he was a child, and completing Wednesday’s Deals On Wheels challenge.
Matt has previously received a grilling by his campmates over his own controversies during the COVID-19 pandemic.
He’s still there! Despite previous predictions that Matt would be the first celebrity to be voted out of the jungle, the politican is now in the final six of the series
During a conversation, the politician said he was ‘looking for forgiveness’ and struggled to contain his emotions as he apologised to camp for having an affair with Gina Coladangelo.
Charlene White, 42, had told the politician her aunt died from the virus and that she hadn’t been able to visit her in hospital due to the rules he had set in place – before disregarding them himself.
Speaking later in the Bush Telegraph, Matt said: ‘In a way, lots of the campmates asked questions that the public have got as well and it’s only respectful to just give completely straight and truthful answers.’
Candid: Matt has briefly appeared in recent episodes, including reflecting on his family’s ‘harrowing’ money woes when he was a child
Voting for him? After surviving the first eliminations, viewers now seem to want the controversial MP to be crowned King of the Jungle
After surviving the first eliminations, many viewers now seem to want the controversial MP, who will reportedly pocket £400,000 for the show, to be crowned King of the Jungle.
Taking to Twitter, one fan wrote: ‘Matt Hancock to win, I love him,’ while another added: ‘Seann, Matt, Jill & Owen for final 4, I’d be happy for any of them to win.’
Several fans simply wrote: ‘Matt to win’ while another said he was ‘the best’.
Not all viewers have been convinced however, with one writing: ‘People saying Matt Hancock to win because he is ‘humble and kind’ need to have their heads looking’.
Another added: ‘So weird how Matt Hancock has gone on I’m A Celeb and suddenly people have forgotten about everything he did to this country and are actually wanting him to win because other camp mates are ‘mean to him’, is this real? You’re joking please’.
Another viewer said: ‘If Matt Hancock wins I’m A Celeb I’m writing an email of complaint to Ofcom’.
I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Thursday at 9pm on ITV.
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I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP
CLAIM TO FAME: Legendary pop star
PHOBIAS: Being scared
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am going straight into the jungle from playing at various festivals and gigs
ROLE IN THE CAMP: In-house dietician reassuring everyone that they will be ok on the jungle diet. And entertainer – I will sing!
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a very positive person and I don’t bear any grudges
DREAM CAMPMATE: It would be funny if my ex, Jon Moss, comes on the programme -but I don’t think that will happen!
CLAIM TO FAME: Radio DJ
PHOBIAS: I am petrified of heights. I ended up carrying the bags when we took my girlfriend’s niece once to Go Ape as I am so petrified!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? A friend’s birthday, a wedding, and Leeds United matches
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer. Hopefully I can help shorten everyone’s boredom.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hiding food! I am going to fly out early and sneak into the jungle and hide pot noodles everywhere, then I will be everyone’s best friend!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Ant and Dec…let’s see how they cope for 24 hours!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Eileen Grimshaw in Coronation Street
PHOBIAS: Don’t be ridiculous! I am not going to admit to what I fear most!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Coronation Street and we are expecting another grandchild any day, so hopefully it will arrive before I fly out to Australia.
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I will be more of a mum – that is where I will naturally fit.
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I am a good listener, so hopefully I will be a friendly ear for everyone.
DREAM CAMPMATE: Good Morning Britain’s Richard Arnold. He is my TV husband and it would be lovely to have an ally in camp!
CLAIM TO FAME: Presenter of A Place In The Sun
PHOBIAS: Spiders. There is no point in lying about it! I’ve got an irrational fear about them
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? Just a holiday which I can postpone
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum, cook and morale booster. I always like to look at the positive side in life
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I can cook and I will be good at making sure everything is tidy in camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: Mo Gilligan. He is hilarious and I totally fancy him!
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am scared of absolutely everything. Snakes, rats – I am fearful of them all and I am dreading the trials
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I was going on tour but we’ve postponed it now until next year
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Tension breaker. If I can break tension anywhere it starts up in the camp, then I will do that. We don’t need to be bickering as it will be a first-time experience for everyone
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hopefully I will bring some humour to the camp
DREAM CAMPMATE: I am a big Arsenal fan and so any ex-Arsenal player would be great. I am looking forward to chatting to Ant & Dec about football
CLAIM TO FAME: Comedian
PHOBIAS: I am not too pleased about rats being in there but I am just trying to pretend it is not happening!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, I am really looking forward to taking part in this show
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: People have voiced their feelings about me and I am hoping they will see I am very different. I want to create new memories
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I am a great listener. I can’t cook but if someone would like to teach me, then I will give it a go
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t want to put myself down but if my friends were to answer this question, they would say there isn’t much Seann can do! I am not really bringing too much to the table which is why I am a good listener!
DREAM CAMPER: Lee Evans, anyone from Blink-182 or Boy George. My mum took me to see him at Wembley and he wore a satellite dish as a hat!
CLAIM TO FAME: Rugby Union player and married to Princess Anne’s daughter Zara Tindall
PHOBIAS: I haven’t admitted to having any phobias but in a weird way, I am looking forward to taking part in the trials!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My podcast series and the rugby Internationals this autumn
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Morning motivator. I would like to see everyone get on well and us all have a great experience
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I am a positive person
DREAM CAMPMATE: Samuel L Jackson would be cool. He has lived the life!
CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? I am a big fan of football so I will miss watching the start of the World Cup
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Entertainer and games coordinator
BEST ATTRIBUTE: It is definitely not my cooking skills or brains!
DREAM CAMPMATE: Any of the Leicester City starting 11!
CLAIM TO FAME: ITV newsreader and Loose Women anchor
PHOBIAS: I am not sure what my fear factor will be because I’ve never had rodents, spiders and snakes crawling all over me!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? My children’s annual school ball which I am gutted about
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Mum and cook. I don’t mind falling into that position
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I like to listen and talk. I love learning about people and I have a natural curiosity for people
DREAM CAMPMATE: Colin Murray and Richard Osman
CLAIM TO FAME: Retired England Lioness
PHOBIAS: I don’t like rats and the thought of being underground fills me with fear!
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? The Men’s World Cup. I am going to find it weird not being able to know how the men are getting on in the tournament. Hopefully they will still be in the tournament when I come out of the jungle
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Helping hand. I like to help people if they aren’t having a good day
BEST ATTRIBUTE: Hard worker. I will always find a way to add value. I am also very honest
DREAM CAMPMATE: Another sports person would be great as it would be someone to bounce ideas off.
OLIVIA ATTWOOD – EXITED THE SHOW
CLAIM TO FAME: Love Island star
PHOBIAS: I hate the dark so I’m keen to avoid any challenges in the darkness
MISSING ANY BIG OCCASIONS? No, had the show been on air any later, I could have missed my sister’s wedding
ROLE IN THE CAMP: Clown. I was always the class clown at school and I love having a laugh
BEST ATTRIBUTE: I don’t take myself seriously and I have got a good sense of humour
DREAM CAMPMATE: A pop legend like Dolly Parton who has amazing stories to tell
CLAIM TO FAME: Politician
PHOBIAS: Snakes. I don’t thankfully suffer from claustrophobia –or I think I don’t!
BIGGEST MISCONCEPTION YOU WANT TO DISPEL IN THE JUNGLE: Politicians are people too and it will be nice for people to see me as me. We are human too
ROLE IN THE CAMP: I like to muck in, and I think I will be collecting a lot of firewood. I like cooking too
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