Matt Hancock has landed in Australia after signing up to I’m A Celebrity… Hol mich hier raus.
The politician, who had to resign after The Sun exposed him for breaking his own lockdown rules by having an affair in the office, is the 12th star to go into the Jungle after landing at Brisbane Airport.
Asked how he was feeling, Matt, 44, who arrived in jeans with a white t-shirt tucked in, sagte: “I had a very pleasant flight.”
However the MP gave nothing away when asked how he felt about heading into the jungle, Hinzufügen: “I am keeping my mouth zipped.”
Ein TV-Insider sagte: “Matt is a sensational signing for the show as producers love a star with a story to tell – and they always hope they’ll spill the beans round the campfire.
“There’s been a question mark over who the twelfth campmate would be, partly because negotiations over Matt going in were so top secret. It seems Matt was a last-minute signing.”
A spokesman for Ich bin eine Berühmtheit sagte: “We will announce the full line-up in due course.”
It will air in the new year following his jungle stint.
Shortly after The Sun broke news of his place in the I’m A Celeb camp, he had the Tory whip removed for abandoning the Commons and his constituents in his Suffolk seat.
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Westminster sources say Mr Hancock sprung the I’m A Celeb news on stunned Tory colleagues after not getting promoted in Rishi Sunak‘s reshuffle late last week.
He had also been tipped to run for boss of the powerful House of Commons Treasury committee, but unexpectedly pulled out of that race on Monday.
Fellow Tory Nadine Dorries had the whip stripped in 2013 for appearing on the show during Commons time.