The Tory MP landed himself the job this week, with his new role not sitting very well with many of his campmates. During Sunday night’s episode of the ITV reality show, Matt was dishing out orders and Jill Scott asked if they were ‘rules or guidelines’.
The jibe referenced the former health secretary breaking his own rules during lockdown by having an affair with a colleague. Hancock was caught on CCTV with Gina Coladangelo in his Whitehall office on May 6, 2021.
And body language expert Darren Stanton, speaking on behalf of Betfair Bingo, believes Hancock’s role as camp leader could result in further tensions. He said: “There have been some interesting alliances forming and changes in dynamics of power in the jungle in recent days. The decision to introduce a camp leader received a mixed reaction, especially when it was announced that the nominees were Matt and Mike.
“I think Mike has a great deal of respect from everyone in the group – not because he’s connected to the royal family, but the fact that he’s just generally a nice guy with a big heart.
“He has proved to be a team player, who loves to give the rest of the group hugs and is a big teddy bear, as Charlene pointed out. It’s clear from the groups’ reaction that Mike would have been the preferred camp leader.”
Darren believes Chris Moyles could lead a rebellion against Hancock’s appointment as he plants seeds in the heads of his fellow campmates.
He added: “When it was announced that Matt was leader everyone looked astonished and surprised. However, we also had some interesting gestures of non-verbal communication from Boy George, Sue, Chris and Charlene.
“We saw Boy George flash disgust while Charlene appeared to show contempt as well, displaying a one-sided smile.
“Chris can be persuasive and is planting seeds for a potential rebellion, which places him as a very machiavellian character.
“It’s clear he has no love for Matt, who appears to be playing some kind of secret agenda in his mind. Chris comes over as very affable and easy-going, but psychologically I think he can be quite scheming.”
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