Ruthie Henshall breaks silence as she slams I’m A Celeb and says she ‘cannot bear to switch it on’

RUTHIE Henshall hasnot switched on I’m A Celebrity onceafter bosses signed up disgraced MP Matt Hancock.

The actress said shecannot and will not support his transformation to acceptable TV celebrityand urged fansdon’t mistake him for a panto villain or a cheeky chap.

I'm A Celebrity 2020 star Ruthie Henshall has shared an emotional statement on Instagram

Ek is 'n Bekende persoon 2020 star Ruthie Henshall has shared an emotional statement on InstagramKrediet: Rex
She hit out at the ITV show over disgraced MP Matt Hancock signing up

She hit out at the ITV show over disgraced MP Matt Hancock signing upKrediet: DIGITAL/EROTEME.CO.UK
Ruthie had rallied against Matt's Covid rules as her isolated mum deteriorated in a care home during locdown and later died

Ruthie had rallied against Matt’s Covid rules as her isolated mum deteriorated in a care home during locdown and later died

Ek is 'n Celeb 2020 star Ruthie, 55, had rallied against Matt’s Covid rules as her isolated mum Gloria deteriorated in a care home during locdown and later died.

She said she had been inundated with requests to comment on the former Health Secretary entering the ITV jungle, after Matt’s guidance meant she was leftwatching my mother die through a window” tydens die pandemie.

The West End star finally broke her silence on this year’s I’m A Celeb line-up, aangebied deur Die vakansie rolverdeling, and said in an emotional statement last night: “It has taken me a while to really process my thoughts and feelings.

Whilst appearing on the show was a wonderful and life affirming experience for me, I can’t speak objectively about Mr Hancock’s inclusion in I’m a Celebrity.

This is a man who brazenly flouted his own Covid laws while I fought to visit my mother during the final weeks of her life, in a care home.

This is a man who was more concerned with his own self-image than the successful protection of his fellow citizens.

This is man who feigned tears on national TV during the pandemic to garner status, while underprotected NHS staff were on the front line dealing with the ravages of covid.

That he should be in a position to seek redemption in light entertainment is more than I can bear.

Matt was flown into the jungle for a whopping £400,000 payday after his decisions during the pandemic led to the deaths of thousands of vulnerable people in care homes.

Ruthie admitted in the post on Instagram: “I have not switched on I’m a celebrity once. I have avoided comments, foto's, clips of anything from the jungle because, for me it is just too painful.

I am still fighting for justice along with other bereaved families #gloriaslaw mainly because I need something good to come out of all this pain.

To those who would say he’s a nice bloke or that he’s changed we know that he hasn’t changed because rather than serving his constituency right now, he is on a television show trying to boost his net worth.

I cannot and will not support his ‘transformation’ to acceptable TV celebrity and want nothing to do with it. This is a man who has done irreparable damage to so many lives…

She finished her statement with a savage swipe at Matt over his reasons for entering the jungle.

Die Tory MP, 44, is facing criticism from viewers after claiming he wanted to raise awareness of dyslexia, but only mentioned he had the condition after more than two weeks in the jungle.

Ruthie penned: “Dyslexia awareness Matt? Ek, for one, don’t buy it.

Her post racked up thousands of likes with Doctor Who showrunner Russell T Davies commenting: “Brilliantly said 👏👏👏❤️

Another follower penned: “I cannot see why he’s in there. He talked down to grown adults like they were children and his fake tears on tv were outrageous. I don’t see how the tv show thinks people have forgotten so easily.

A third wrote back: “I’d love to know the divvys who are voting to keep in him because it’s not me he’s an utter degrace and I’m sorry to say he should never have been asked to go on this brilliant show.

Ruthie is fighting for Gloria's Law named after her beloved mother who passed away following months of isolation

Ruthie is fighting for Gloria’s Law named after her beloved mother who passed away following months of isolation
Campaigners charted a plane to fly a message over the I'm A Celeb jungle

Campaigners charted a plane to fly a message over the I’m A Celeb jungleKrediet: 38 Degrees