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Matt Hancock was caught going hell for leather on the dodgems at a fun fair this weekend.
The former Health Secretary was enjoying a day out with his children in Chester yesterday, 1 May, and got behind the wheel to show them how it was done.
Carlene Spicer was out with her daughter Imogen, when she saw the disgraced politician on the amusements – and she said that her nine-year-old took aim at Hancock and smashed into him.
"I saw him and I thought it could be him but when you see someone like that, you question yourself," said the mum-of-three.
"I was thinking, 'Is it him? Is it really him?'
"At one point my daughter – who had no idea who he was – even bumped him with her dodgem car.
"When he got off the ride people were coming up to greet him and shake his hand so I knew it must be him.
"He was dressed casually but he wasn't really trying to hide who he was – he hadn't brought sunglasses or a hat.
"He just seemed like a normal guy out with his kids – like a normal 'weekend dad' like you might pass on the street. He seemed very happy, at one point he asked a security guard to take a photo of him and his family.
"I think when too many people started to recognise him, he left."
Hancock served as a government minister throughout the pandemic, leading the country's health policies.
However, after initially attempting to cling on to his job following news of his affair with aide Gina Coladangelo, he was forced to resign.
Footage emerged of the pair kissing in an office on 6 May 2021, at a time when social distancing guidelines were in place, with hospital visits and the number of mourners permitted at a funeral limited.
Official government guidance also urged people to stay two metres apart and ‘avoid face-to-face contact’.
Speaking about his affair, Hancock attempted to excuse his actions by claiming he 'fell in love'.
"I resigned because I broke the social distancing guidelines. By then they weren’t actually rules, they weren’t the law. But that’s not the point," he said.
"The point is they were the guidelines that I’d been proposing. And that happened because I fell in love with somebody."
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