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Graham Norton tears into Matt Hancock over I'm A Celebrity appearance

Ali Condon

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Graham Norton tears into Matt Hancock over I'm A Celebrity appearance

Former health secretary Matt Hancock deciding to sign up to I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here may have been one of the most embarrassing moments the UK Government has seen this year - and that's really saying something - but it sure has been great fuel for comedians.

Graham Norton was just one of many people who took the opportunity to rip Matt Hancock a new one on Friday's episode of The Graham Norton Show. Check it out for yourself:

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Before introducing this week's guests - including but not limited to Paul Mescal, Emma Corrin, Richard Ayoade, and Michaela Coel - Graham took a few digs at the MP.

"We’ve got a great show for you tonight - I couldn’t be more excited than if I was a maggot about to crawl into Matt Hancock’s ear," the Irish presenter began.

Referencing Hancock's scandalous affair with aide Gina Coladangelo, Graham showed the studio audience a photo of the Conservative politician arriving in Australia this week, joking: "Has Hancock forgotten he’s got a job as an MP? I mean, I suppose it’s possible; for months, he had forgotten he was married."

Showing a photo of the Australian jungle, Graham continued: "This here is the endless jungle Matt Hancock will be staying in; dense and incredibly thick... just two of the things producers have called him."

Matt Hancock will enter the jungle in the coming days. Credit: Ian Davidson / Alamy Stock Photo
Matt Hancock will enter the jungle in the coming days. Credit: Ian Davidson / Alamy Stock Photo

In one final knockout, Graham concluded his monologue with the line: "Personally, I think I speak for the nation when I say: Matt Hancock should be given the sack, and when he’s finished eating that, the testicles and penis."

It was announced on Tuesday, 1 November, that Matt Hancock would be joining the ITV show as a surprise camp mate, with his suspension as a Tory MP announced just days later.

Conservative chief whip, Simon Hart, saying he believed Hancock's involvement in the show was 'serious enough to warrant suspension of the whip with immediate effect'.

Meanwhile Andy Drummond, deputy chairman of the West Suffolk Conservative Association, said he was looking forward to seeing Matt Hancock 'eating a kangaroo's penis'.

According to The Sun, Hancock is expected to take home £400,000 for taking part in the show. Hope it was worth it, Matt.

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here starts at 9pm on Sunday, 6 November on ITV.

Featured Image Credit: Graham Norton / joshua bratt / Alamy Stock Photo

Topics: Graham Norton, Matt Hancock, BBC

Ali Condon
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