Matt Hancock failing in his work as MP by heading on I am a celebrity, states Cabinet minister


att Hancock is failing in his occupation as an MP by going on “I’m a Superstar…Get Me Out of Right here!”, a Cabinet minister stated on Wednesday.

Transportation Secretary Mark Harper slammed the previous Overall health Secretary for agreeing to fly to Australia to consider aspect in the jungle present.

He explained to Sky News: “As a former Chief Whip, I pretty a great deal guidance the conclusion the Main Whip has taken which is Customers of Parliament’s 1st responsibility when Parliament is sitting down is to serve their constituents.

“The Main Whip has made the situation apparent which he has created a choice that likely on ‘I’m a Celebrity’ is not appropriate with performing your work effectively as a Member of Parliament which is why the whip has been taken away.”

He declined to convey a watch on whether there should really now be a by-election in Mr Hancock’s West Suffolk constituency.

It comes as Mr Hancock mentioned he experienced turned down I’m A Movie star… 2 times but now the time is ideal to enter the jungle many thanks to the “stable” Authorities underneath Rishi Sunak.

The disgraced previous overall health secretary was suspended as a Tory MP instantly for getting component in the actuality demonstrate but defended his decision to fly 10,000 to Australia from his West Suffolk constituents by saying he needs to “go to wherever the persons are — not to sit in ivory towers in Westminster”.

Composing in The Solar, he stated: “I thought long and tricky about this — in truth I turned down I’m A Celeb . , , twice this summertime, but when they approached me for a third time last week, I had a modify of heart.

“When I was to start with approached to just take portion — even though I was flattered and the natural way curious — it did not take me much too prolonged to switch the opportunity down due to the fact of the instability authorities was experiencing at the time.


“Now although, the authorities is secure. Rishi Sunak has built a excellent begin and I know he has obtained what it takes to be a fantastic PM.”

He claimed getting into the jungle would give him a greater audience than his pandemic push conferences with Jonathan van-Tam and Professor Chris Whitty: “Like you, politicians are human, with hopes and fears, and usual emotions just like anyone else.

“Where superior to exhibit the human aspect of individuals who make these conclusions than with the most viewed plan on Tv? And there are many means to converse. It is just one of the numerous critical things I acquired in the course of the pandemic.”

The MP claimed it was not the money that altered his brain, stating he will make “a donation” to St Nicholas Hospice Treatment in Suffolk, though he did not say he will give up the total volume.


Mr Hancock said he wishes to use the “incredible platform” to elevate awareness of dyslexia with his intention of owning no kid with the mastering problem leaving school undiagnosed.

He concluded: “So, the reality is, I haven’t lost my marbles or had one particular also several pina coladas. It can be something I have supplied a ton of thought to. I was elected by the individuals, and it’s important to engage with voters, specially youthful voters, no matter where they are, and exhibit the human aspect of politicians.”

Mr Hancock was forced to stop as wellbeing secretary in June 2021 right after breaking coronavirus social distancing procedures by possessing an affair in his ministerial office with aide Gina Coladangelo.

A person Tory MP explained Mr Hancock as an “absolute prat” as campaigners for families bereaved in the Covid-19 pandemic accused him of making an attempt to “cash in on his horrible legacy”.

In Mr Hancock’s constituency, Andy Drummond, deputy chairman (political) of the West Suffolk Conservative Affiliation, explained: “I’m looking forward to him ingesting a kangaroo’s penis. Quote me. You can estimate me on that.”

Chief whip Simon Hart mentioned: “Adhering to a conversation with Matt Hancock, I have thought of the circumstance and think this is a make any difference critical ample to warrant suspension of the whip with rapid impact.”

The line-up of 10 superstars now on the exhibit involve singer Boy George, Coronation Street actress Sue Cleaver, Hollyoaks’ Owen Warner, Really like Island’s Olivia Attwood, former England rugby participant Mike Tindall, Television set presenter Scarlette Douglas, Free Women’s Charlene White, Radio X host Chris Moyles, England football participant Jill Scott and comic Babatunde Aléshé.

The other latecomer to I am A Superstar was reported to be comic Seann Walsh, 36.

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