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Cross-party alliance to ensure Matt Hancock undergoes worst I'm A Celeb jungle experience
2 November 2022, 09:35 | Updated: 2 November 2022, 09:57
Labour and Tory MPs will unite to ensure Matt Hancock gets "his fill of creepy crawlies", according to the Shadow Health Secretary.
His words come as Matt Hancock has decided to head to the jungles of Australia after signing up for the new series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Met Out of Here! - to the fury of Downing Street and the Tory party.
The former Health Secretary and current MP for West Suffolk is the twelfth name to be confirmed to the ITV gameshow.
However, the disgraced politician has lost the Tory whip over the "serious" decision to take part.
The MP will join Boy George, Radio X host Chris Moyles, ex England rugby star Mike Tindall, former Love Island contestant Olivia Attwood and England football star Jill Scott in the jungle.
Nick Ferrari asked Labour Shadow Health Secretary Wes Streeting this morning: "Wes, how much would I have to pay you to go into the jungle to spend two or three weeks with Boy George eating kangaroos' penises?"
In response, Mr Streeting said: "You could not pay me.
Tory and Labour MPs will unite to ensure Matt Hancock jungle hardship, vows Wes Streeting
"I mean, firstly politicians are not celebrities. We are people in a privileged position of trust and responsibility, and we should take our job seriously.
"And think I Matt Hancock has failed that test.
"But also, there is no way you would get me eating any of that stuff or crawling around near those creepy crawlies.
"But I can tell you that, on a unifying cross party note, every Conservative and Labour MP will be phoning in to make sure that Matt Hancock gets his fill of creepy crawlies.
"I think that is the least he deserves for abandoning his responsibilities, his constituents and his country."
William Hill has earmarked Matt Hancock as an outsider to win the series, with odds of 20-1.