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Matt Hancock's plans after leaving I'm a Celeb leaves viewers furious

Emily Brown

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Matt Hancock's plans after leaving I'm a Celeb leaves viewers furious

Fans of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here have been left furious after hearing Matt Hancock discuss his plans for when he leaves the jungle.

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Following his actions as Health Secretary during the coronavirus pandemic, many people across the UK probably would have loved nothing more than to see Hancock being fed disgusting creatures and covered in gunk - and that was before it was revealed he was going into the jungle.

His appearance on the popular ITV show has been surrounded by controversy from the moment he was announced as part of the cast, and nearly one week in he doesn't look to be winning many people over.

Last night's episode (11 November) saw the MP get grilled over breaking his own rules during lockdown - a move he described as a 'mistake' - and revealed a conversation about his plans for when he returns to the UK.

Hancock has already faced multiple trials in the jungle. Credit: ITV
Hancock has already faced multiple trials in the jungle. Credit: ITV

While hanging out in the camp, radio DJ Chris Moyles asked Hancock: "What’s the plan, come out of here, write a book?”

The MP responded to reveal that he was already a few steps ahead of that, saying: “I’ve just finished a book - Pandemic Diaries. Does what it says on the tin.”

Hancock described the book as 'totally' warts and all, saying it 'tells the story straight' and describing the situation as one that 'needs telling'.

"Also, there’s going to be an inquiry. That will tell the story straight as well," he added.

Hearing Hancock discuss his project sparked fury among many viewers, some of whom took to social media to slam the MP for 'promoting' the book on the show.

Hancock worked as health secretary during the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Kathy deWitt / Alamy Stock Photo
Hancock worked as health secretary during the coronavirus pandemic. Credit: Kathy deWitt / Alamy Stock Photo

"If Matt Hancock wanted forgiveness he'd be earning it by working hard for his constituents, not taking a huge paycheck [sic] to squeeze out a few tears on national television and promoting his book. He's literally continuing to profit off his negligence," one person wrote.

Another commented: "I’m in total disbelief that Matt Hancock has gone onto I’m a Celebrity essentially to promote a book he’s written about him breaking the law. Profiting off not doing his job properly and cheating. Unbelievable."

Viewers were furious to hear of Hancock's plans. Credit: @robwall278910/Twitter
Viewers were furious to hear of Hancock's plans. Credit: @robwall278910/Twitter

Pandemic Diaries: The inside story of Britain's battle against Covid has been co-written by Hancock and journalist Isabel Oakeshott, and is currently set to be released next month.

A description of the book reads: "This unique book, based on the author's contemporaneous records of those extraordinary months, candidly recounts first-hand the most important events and decisions as they unfolded throughout this unprecedented global emergency.

"Pandemic Diaries provides the definitive account of Britain's battle to turn the tide against Covid-19. For the first time, Hancock reveals the crucial moments of the struggle to save lives and the race to develop the vaccine. The MP for West Suffolk gives his unique perspective on how the NHS rose to the challenge, recognising the incredible hard work and sacrifice of so many, and offers an honest assessment of the lessons we need to learn for next time - because there will be a next time."

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Topics: Matt Hancock, Im A Celebrity, TV and Film, Politics

Emily Brown
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