Matt Hancock says he cant hide in Im A Celebrity and vows to show real him

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    MP Matt Hancock will be seen in the I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! camp for the first time on Wednesday (November 8) alongside Seann Walsh.

    The politician has been hit with an influx of criticism since he made his decision to go in the jungle, with ITV fans, Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and his constituents all showing their displeasure in the stint.

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    Matt, who is said to be landing a whopping payday of £400,000 for his stint on the show – the second highest paid celebrity of the series – has vowed to show the public the real him as he makes his reality TV debut.

    In his final interview before entering the jungle, Hancock said: "Politicians are people too and it will be nice for people to see me as me. We are human too.

    "Lots of people have a view on me from being Health Secretary in the pandemic dealing with some very difficult issues, but that’s not the whole story.

    " I am looking forward to throwing myself into it all like I do everything in life. You can’t hide anything in the jungle, you see somebody warts and all."

    At 40/1 there is no chance he will be king of the jungle but Hancock said winning would be "the icing on the cake and that would be wonderful".

    But in a rare moment of reality, he added: "I am not expecting it. My family are very supportive of me taking part on I’m A Celebrity.

    "I think you will learn things about yourself. You have all that time to think about what is important."

    So perhaps the jungle will give Hancock the time to think about his time as a failed health secretary.

    Matt said his biggest fear is coming up close and personal with real life snakes.

    "I have never come across a snake at close quarters and so I am pretty worried about anything to do with snakes," he said.

    "I am not claustrophobic or at least I haven’t been found to be but that’s the thing about I’m A Celebrity – it is the unknown."

    Hancock will no longer have access to a laptop and will be out of contact from constituents for up to three weeks

    He also stated he is "wouldn't be surprised" if he is voted to do multiple trials, but declared he hopes to be able to win some stars for the camp and added: "Most of all I am looking forward to being myself."

    I'm A Celebrity continues weekdays at 9pm on ITV.

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