Matt Hancock says girlfriend Gina will meet him on I'm A Celeb bridge after cheating scandal
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Matt Hancock has said his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo will meet him on the I’m a Celebrity bridge when he leaves the jungle.
The former Health Secretary entered the show this week, saying he hoped it would be a chance for people to see the ‘real’ him.
It follows last year’s highly publicised affair with aide Gina Coladangelo, who he ended up leaving his wife for as he resigned from his role as health secretary.
The elephant in the room finally came up in last night’s episode of I’m a Celebrity, when Matt returned to the camp after his Tentacles of Terror Bushtucker Trial.
During a conversation about the scandal, campmate Babatúndé Aléshé asked if he was still with 'the lady', meaning Gina.
"Yeah very much so, yeah, totally," Matt said.
"That’ll be the best thing about being kicked out, seeing her on the bridge.”
Earlier in the conversation, he had spoken about how ‘tough’ things had been.
Before the moment got too sentimental, Babatúndé bluntly cut in: “Because you messed up... I'm joking! I'm joking!"
Matt continued: “Yeah, no, I did. I messed up and I fessed up.
"I resigned and it’s no excuse but I fell in love, right?
"That also had a lot of other consequences obviously.”
Babatúndé quipped back: “You didn’t just ‘fell in love’ you were grabbing booty bruv!”
Matt didn’t look too impressed, and simply turned away, saying: “Oh give over.”
But Babatúndé laughed: “Sorry. I'm sorry."
Matt then reiterated how 'hard' it had been, admitting: "I obviously brought it on myself."
Reflecting in the Bush Telegraph later, Babatúndé said he knew Matt was 'embarrassed', recalling how he said he 'fell in love'.
"But he was grabbing the booty, bruv!" he said.
"Man grabbed the bunda on the front page.
"It was the Bundesliga, bruv."
In yesterday’s programme, Matt took on the Tentacles of Terror - a ‘giant octopus-shaped structure’, which was home to an ‘assortment of underwater critters’ including crocodiles, snakes, crabs and eels.
Eventually, he managed to collect the full 11 stars, admitting it was ‘really hard’ as he struggled for breath at the end.
“The eels, the sea snakes, I was absolutely petrified,” Matt told Ant and Dec when back on dry land.
He added: “I can’t believe it. I was so nervous. My heart was racing. I’m really proud of myself for having pulled that off.”
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here continues daily at 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub.
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