Matt Hancock was ‘p**sed off’ after being called rude name on SAS: Who Dares Wins
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Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock has revealed he got 'p**sed off' as SAS: Who Dares Wins staff gave him an unfortunate nickname.
I'm confident you don't need me to tell you where to find the 'funny' part of Hancock's name - chances are anyone over the age of 10 will spot it immediately, and the staff on Channel 4's intense reality show were no different.
In an interview ahead of the series' release, Hancock revealed that staff on the show took it upon themselves to throw some playground insults his way, specifically relating to his last name.
Now, let's be honest, there's a lot that could be done with the word 'Hancock'. But interestingly, the staff decided to forego the last syllable altogether, and instead swap it out for another crude reference.
On the show, Hancock became 'Matt Handj*b'.
It's not the best nickname to have, and the politician didn't take it lightly.
He commented: “They were pretty rude. Calling me names, taking the p** out of my surname, and God, it p***ed me off.
“But everybody has a view of me, and I’d rather people had a view of me as I really am.
"So with all my flaws on the show, when you’re under massive physical strain and you’ve been woken up in the middle of the night, you can’t hide.
“To make something like this work, you’ve just got to go all in. I went in as a politician and I came out as a human being.”
Even after facing all manner of creepy crawlies in the jungle, Hancock has said SAS: Who Dares Wins was one of the 'toughest' things he's ever done.
Being forced to survive this time in the jungle of Thung Ui in North Vietnam, Hancock said: “Being on SAS was like nothing else I’ve ever experienced. It’s one of the toughest physical and mental things I’ve ever done. It really opens your eyes and makes you look into yourself.
SAS: Who Dares Wins will air on Channel 4 on 26 September at 9.30pm.
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