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Matt Hancock app branded 'dangerous drug' in incredible review

Callum Jones

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Matt Hancock app branded 'dangerous drug' in incredible review

As former health secretary Matt Hancock is in the news for his participation in this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, many will have forgotten about the app he launched in 2018.

The official app for the West Suffolk MP provides updates from Hancock and his team on national issues and information for local constituents.


Anyone can create a profile on the Matt Hancock app and interact with fellow community members.

Many reviews for the bizarre app have been written since it was released in 2018, including one that compares it to Facebook, but 'you are only allowed to talk to Matt Hancock'.

The most entertaining review though comes from the user a_disappointed_vole on the App Store who describes it as a 'dangerous drug'.

The incredible review reads: "This app filled a void in my life that I never even knew was there, and now I don’t know if I can go back. It’s a terrible burden to bear.

"The love of Matt Hancock is a dangerous drug. It makes you feel like the king of the world can lick your boots, like you could wrestle a gorilla and throw him to Portugal once you’re done with him.

This review of the Matt Hancock app is incredible. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
This review of the Matt Hancock app is incredible. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

"But once you’ve felt it, living without it is like watching William Burroughs threatening God with a shotgun while you lick broken glass off the rails of the Berlin U-Bahn.

"Get this app. But only if you’re prepared to submit not just to the terms and conditions, but to a new life.

"Welcome to the Matt Hancock app. No, this is not your first day."

It appears many people have started joining the app recently - saying it might be the future if Elon Musk ruins Twitter.

One person said: "I've joined the exodus to the Matt Hancock app. Looking forward to a fresh start on an app not owned by someone so haplessly desecrating a cherished institution at great social cost."

Some have even created an account on the Matt Hancock app under the name of Elon Musk - certainly a line we didn't expect to write today.

Credit: Twitter
Credit: Twitter

Hancock is set to enter the Australian jungle in the coming days as the 12th campmate for this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

The politician has been largely criticised by his colleagues for going Down Under, with one Tory MP describing him as an 'absolute prat'.

However, in The Sun, Hancock has defended his decision - saying the I'm a Celeb is a 'powerful too' to reach young people.

He said: "Like you, politicians are human, with hopes and fears, and normal emotions just like everyone else.

"Where better to show the human side of those who make these decisions than with the most watched programme on TV?"

Featured Image Credit: Paul Davey / Alamy / Matt Hancock App

Topics: Matt Hancock, Politics

Callum Jones
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