Matt Hancock set to enter I'm a Celeb camp tomorrow following Olivia Attwood's exit
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Matt Hancock is set to enter the I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! camp tomorrow (Wednesday 9 November), according to The Sun.
The publication reports that the former health secretary and Seann Walsh will be teased at the end of tonight's show (Tuesday 8 November) and will make their way into a separate camp on Wednesday.
LADbible has contacted ITV for comment.
It comes after Olivia Attwood was forced to leave after just 24 hours.
The Love Island star was made to withdraw on medical grounds.
A show spokesperson told LADbible: "As a precautionary measure Olivia needed to leave the jungle to undergo some medical checks.
"Unfortunately, the medical team has advised it is not safe for Olivia to return to camp as there needs to be further investigation.
"She has been absolutely brilliant and she'll be very much missed on the show."
After the shocking news broke, Olivia broke her silence through a statement shared on her behalf, posted to her Instagram Story.
It read: "To say Olivia is heartbroken would be an understatement, she dreamed of doing I'm a Celeb for years and was absolutely loving every second of the show and throwing herself into jungle life feet first (just as we knew she would).
"However, for reasons beyond her control, her journey has been cut short.
"Your support and kind words have meant the absolute world to her, now as much as it always has."
The statement concluded: "You will hear the truth from Olivia in due course and she will be back on your screens in the new year.
"Ps. Who's going to roast Matt Hancock now??"
The former health secretary turned aspiring kangaroo-c**k-gobbler will be a controversial late entrant to the reality TV show, with more than 42,000 people signing a petition calling for ITV to reverse its decision to bring him on to the show.
The scathing petition - set up by Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice - reads: "Matt Hancock isn't a 'celebrity', he's the health secretary who oversaw the UK having one of the highest death tolls in the world from Covid-19 whilst breaking his own lockdown rules.
"The fact that he is trying to cash in on his terrible legacy, rather than showing some humility or seeking to reflect on the appalling consequences of his time in Government says it all about the sort of his person he is.
"Families were ripped apart by Matt Hancock's actions, and turning on the TV to see him being paraded around as a joke is sickening.
"If he had any respect for families who lost loved ones to Covid-19, he would be sharing his private emails with the Covid Inquiry, not eating bugs on TV."
Writing for The Sun, Hancock defended his decision, saying: "While there will undoubtedly be those who think I shouldn't go, I think it's a great opportunity to talk directly to people who aren't always interested in politics, even if they care very much about how our country's run.
"It's our job as politicians to go to where the people are — not to sit in ivory towers in Westminster."
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Topics: TV and Film, Im A Celebrity