I'm A Celeb: Matt Hancock's girlfriend Gina Coladangelo sends letter

I’m A Celebrity 2022: ‘We are not sure about the dancing’: Matt Hancock’s girlfriend Gina Coladangelo critiques his jungle moves as campmates receive letters from home

Matt Hancock’s girlfriend Gina Coladangelo said watching the politician on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! had been ‘quite the experience’ as the campmates received letters from their loved ones in Sunday’s episode.

The businesswoman, 45, landed in Australia earlier this week and has been spending time at the five-star JW Marriott hotel in Surfers Paradise, on Australia’s Gold Coast in anticipation of the former Health Secretary’s departure from the show.

And Matt heard from Gina for the first time this weekend since entering the camp earlier this month, with his partner telling him in her note: ‘Dear Matt, wow watching you in the jungle has been quite the experience.’

Letter from home: Matt Hancock’s girlfriend Gina Coladangelo said watching the politician on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! had been ‘quite the experience’ on Sunday’s I’m A Celeb

Referring to his participation in six consecutive Bushtucker Trials, she continued: ‘We are particularly impressed that you conquered your fear of snakes. We are less sure about the dancing. 

‘Although we saw that you almost got the electric slide thanks to Scarlette. Gina xxxxx.’

West Suffolk MP Matt confessed to falling in love with her when quizzed by campmates over breaching pandemic social distancing rules when he and Gina were caught kissing in his ministerial office last year.

Down under: The businesswoman, 45, landed in Australia earlier this week and has been spending time at the five-star JW Marriott hotel in Surfers Paradise

The passionate clinch marked the end of Matt’s 15-year marriage to ex-wife Martha, with whom he shares his three children.

Gina flew business class on Friday and was met Down Under by a member of the ITV team at the airport.

MailOnline understands that ITV offers to fly one family member and friend to Australia via business class, giving them the full celebrity treatment.

Moves: Gina wrote: ‘We are particularly impressed that you conquered your fear of snakes. We are less sure about the dancing’

Challenge accepted: The I’m A Celebrity campmates were told they would need to compete for each other’s letters from home

Gina flew with Singapore Airlines, known to be one of the most luxurious carriers in the world, and her business class flight is believed to have cost over £11,000.

The I’m A Celebrity campmates were told they would need to compete for each other’s letters from home.  

Delivering news from a laminate, A Place In The Sun presenter Scarlette Douglas told camp: ‘Celebrities, today you’ll be playing for each other’s letters from home.

Big prize: Delivering news from a laminate, A Place In The Sun presenter Scarlette Douglas told camp: ‘Celebrities, today you’ll be playing for each other’s letters from home

‘In this box are 10 blocks, each representing a letter for one celebrity. You should now decide which celebrity you wish to play for. Once decided you will then take on the challenge in three teams.’

She added: ‘Select carefully as the challenge will get progressively harder. Good luck, as your letters are hanging in the balance.’

Comedian Seann Walsh said in the Bush Telegraph: ‘You could see how much it meant to everyone and I don’t want to be the person that lets someone else down.’

It was decided Sue, Boy George and Chris would play first.

Balancing act: She added: ‘Select carefully as the challenge will get progressively harder. Good luck, as your letters are hanging in the balance’

Arriving at the challenge area, Chris read out a laminate of instructions: ‘The aim of the game is for all three teams to balance their blocks on the beam within 60 minutes. 

‘The celebrities whose blocks are balanced at the end of that time will win a letter from home. As the first team you only need to balance your three blocks. 

‘However, even if you’ve placed your block, it is still hanging in the balance because the other celebrities might knock it off when they are placing theirs.’

The second team – comedian Babatúndé Aleshe, rugby player Mike Tindall, politician Matt and funnyman Seann – arrived and there were 46 minutes left on the clock.

Trial: Arriving at the challenge area, Chris read out a laminate of instructions: ‘The aim of the game is for all three teams to balance their blocks on the beam within 60 minutes

Matt did several runs of the beam and managed to place one block and rearrange others. They stopped with two blocks on the beam.

Retired footballer Jill Scott, Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner and Scarlette arrived with 37 minutes left to complete the challenge. They completed it in 14 minutes and celebrated by all jumping over the beam.

Scarlette said: ‘We got all of them in 14 minutes, we nailed it!’

Babatúndé was tasked with reading Scarlette’s letter from her mother: “G’day Scarlette, I am so proud of you doing your trial, while encouraging your jungle buddies, especially Baba. Real teamwork. 

Crying: Seann read Babatúndé’s letter from his wife Leonie: ‘Dear babe, Me and Judah are lost without you,’ it read

‘The kids are loving watching their Aunty Shar in the jungle and we are obviously all sooooo proud of you.’

Radio DJ Chris Moyles read singer Boy George’s letter from his sister: “George, each night we watch with such anticipation to see how your journey is unfolding, it’s on a little late for mum so she watches on catch up in the mornings. 

‘We found it hilarious when you told all the camp about your weekly grooming routine and exposing Hamilton. 

‘We are all very much behind you, whatever the outcome, you are our George of the Jungle. All our love, Shiv, mum and all the family, God bless.’

Owen read Jill’s letter from her fiancée Shelly Unitt: ‘Hi Jill it’s Shelly, I love you and miss you so much. There isn’t a minute that goes by where you’re not on my mind. 

Emotional time: Mike read Sue’s letter from her family: ‘Hi Sue, Mum, Nonna, we are amazed, but not surprised, how fantastic you’re doing in camp’

‘I love you so much and now the rest of the world does too. This is because you’re such a great person with your positive, kind and encouraging self. 

‘I’ll have a flat white waiting for you, love your biggest fans, Shelly, Evie and Hattie.’

Matt read Seann’s letter from his pregnant girlfriend Grace Adderley: “Hello bebe, I miss you a silly amount, but watching you makes me feel so much better. 

‘Considering you once fell against the kitchen wall clutching your heart because Mildred brought in a wet leaf that you thought was a mouse, I was so impressed you did actually sort of put your hand in a box of rats, even if your hand was guided by Matt. 

Family man: Scarlette read Owen’s letter: ‘Our dearest Owen, we can’t help but think back to us all watching I’m A Celeb together, so many years ago’

‘The baby is kicking loads and sometimes I can see the bump moving around, which is such a surreal feeling. Love you, love you more, Grace.’

Boy George read Chris’s letter from his girlfriend Tiffany Austin, who is also George’s manager: “To my best friend, my baby, my future, my everything Chris. I’m so proud of you. 

‘I know everyone says that but you have faced your biggest fears and given us so many laughs at the same time. 

‘In other news, I thought you might like to know I put the house on the market…See you at the end of the bridge whenever that may be. Keep smiling, keep laughing and have so much fun. Me, Chewie and Leia.’

Sweet: Coronation Street actress Sue Cleaver read Mike’s letter: “Hi my love, we are missing you so much and really needing some papa hugs

Coronation Street actress Sue Cleaver read Mike’s letter: “Hi my love, we are missing you so much and really needing some papa hugs, but glad you’re sharing them with your campmates. 

‘The girls are enjoying sports and throwing themselves into everything at the moment and the little man is loving life, smashing it up, learning some new words. Z, M, L and L. x’

Seann read Babatúndé’s letter from his wife Leonie: ‘Dear babe, Me and Judah are lost without you. 

‘From the moment you decided you’re not hanging off the side of that building to the moment you decided you’d take on Horrifying Heights and absolutely smashed it! You really are amazing. 

Missing home: Mike got teary as he heard Zara’s words about their three young children

‘I’m glad the world gets to see that. Judah said to tell you he’s so excited and proud of you. He keeps shouting, ‘Come on Dad, you can do it.’ Team Baba all the way xxx.’

Scarlette read Owen’s letter: ‘Our dearest Owen, we can’t help but think back to us all watching I’m A Celeb together, so many years ago. When you were all legs and arms squeezing in next to mum to watch your favourite duo. 

‘Son it fills us with bear pride watching you – your kindness, your consideration towards others and we know those no longer with us will be looking down with overwhelming pride too. 

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‘With all our love mum-a-la and fath-a-la xxx P.S. feel free to eat this letter once you’ve read it.’

Mike read Sue’s letter from her family: ‘Hi Sue, Mum, Nonna, we are amazed, but not surprised, how fantastic you’re doing in camp… We are all so proud of you and what you’ve achieved so far in this adventure. 

‘Just keep being your lovely honest self. Oh, and one last thing from Brian… where are the dishwasher tablets?’

I’M A CELEBRITY 2022: THE FULL LINEUP

BOY GEORGE

BOY GEORGE

AGE: 61

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!

CHRIS MOYLES

CHRIS MOYLES

AGE: 48

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!

SUE CLEAVER

SUE CLEAVER

AGE: 59

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!

SCARLETTE DOUGLAS

SCARLETTE DOUGLAS

AGE: 35

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!

BABATÚNDÉ ALÉSHÉ

BABATÚNDÉ ALÉSHÉ

AGE: 36

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

SEANN WALSH

SEANN WALSH

AGE: 36

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! 

MIKE TINDALL

MIKE TINDALL

AGE: 44

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!

OWEN WARNER

OWEN WARNER

AGE: 23

CLAIM TO FAME: Playing Romeo Nightingale in Hollyoaks

PHOBIAS: Snakes!

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!

CHARLENE WHITE 

CHARLENE WHITE

AGE: 42

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

JILL SCOTT

JILL SCOTT

AGE: 35

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

OLIVIA ATTWOOD – EXITED THE SHOW

AGE: 31

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

MATT HANCOCK

MATT HANCOCK

AGE: 44

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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