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I’m A Celeb viewers in disbelief as Matt Hancock shares secret skill

Callum Jones

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I’m A Celeb viewers in disbelief as Matt Hancock shares secret skill

Matt Hancock's time on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here has never been short of interesting.

Despite his intentions to show that politicians are 'normal human beings', it seems like most of the show's viewers aren't having it.

From his laugh and to his 'attempt' to channel Ed Sheeran, the former health secretary has been ridiculed left and right, and has been a constant target of the public by being entered into numerous Bushtucker trials.

So much so, that people have called for a special rule to be implemented to stop the constant voting.

But this time, rather than eating animal body parts, Hancock left viewers baffled after revealing his secret skill on Saturday (19 November) night's episode.

Matt Hancock has left viewers baffled with his secret skill. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo
Matt Hancock has left viewers baffled with his secret skill. Credit: PA Images / Alamy Stock Photo

During the episode, the celebs took part in the trial 'Partners in Grime', where in pairs, they had to try and find information about each other.

And with this year's strong lineup and interesting characters, it was a great watch.

The former health secretary was paired with comedian Seann Walsh, who, like him, was a late arrival to the jungle this year.

Hancock told the comedian that he once trained to become a jockey, and Frankie Dettori had trained him on the horses.

After that confession, viewers of I'm A Celeb rushed to social media to share their thoughts on this new piece of information.

Hancock revealed he trained to be a jockey in the latest trial. Credit: ITV
Hancock revealed he trained to be a jockey in the latest trial. Credit: ITV

One person exclaimed: "I’m sorry WHAT? FRANKIE DETTORI taught MATT HANCOCK how to be a jockey? A JOCKEY??"

A second said: "Matt Hancock as a jockey is hilarious to imagine. Judging by his political career, he'd have ended up making love to his steed by the end of the race."

A third added: "I've never thought I would hear Matt Hancock say he was training to be a jockey."

While a fourth joked: "Matt trained to be a jockey. Same vibes as the apprentice jockey from X Factor that made Louis and Sharon laugh so much that Simon sent them out and Sharon walked into a door."

The MP is a big horse racing fan. Credit: joshua bratt / Alamy Stock Photo
The MP is a big horse racing fan. Credit: joshua bratt / Alamy Stock Photo

Hancock is actually a very keen horse racing fan and in 2012, had trained to be a jockey for a charity race.

He also shed an impressive two-stone in weight to be able to take part.

In the event held at Newmarket Racecourse, he finished in first place and raised £10,000 for charity.

After the race, he admitted it took its toll on him: "I'm knackered and my legs are like jelly," he said.

The more you know, I suppose?

Featured Image Credit: Richard Lincoln / Alamy / ITV

Topics: Matt Hancock, Im A Celebrity

Callum Jones
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