Matt Hancock sparks backlash for 'I'm A Celeb stint' amid cost of living crisis

Matt Hancock’s rumoured appearance on this year’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! has sparked outrage due to the current cost of living crisis.

It was reported on Tuesday morning that the former Health Secretary will be joining the annual survival series as a latecomer alongside comedian Seann Walsh.

Mr Hancock was suspended from the Conservative Party following the rumoured confirmation.

‘Matt is a sensational signing for the show as producers love a star with a story to tell – and they always hope they’ll spill the beans round the campfire,’ a TV insider shared.

They added to The Sun: ‘There’s been a  question mark over who the twelfth campmate would be, partly because negotiations over Matt going in were so top secret. It seems Matt was a last-minute signing.’

The rumoured casting ignited uproar on social media, as people called out the politician for ‘abandoning his constituents in a cost of living crisis.’

It’s back in Australia this year, too – after two series set in a Welsh castle due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! returns on Sunday at 9pm on ITV.

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