Matt Hancock has revealed that he “never” thought he would make it so far in I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! as the politician is one of the final four contestants.
The former health secretary has outlasted other celebrities in the jungle including comedian Sean Walsh, who was eliminated on Friday’s episode.
Other celebs who have gone before him include radio DJ Chris Moyles, Corrie star Sue Cleaver and Culture Club singer Boy George.
As MP for West Suffok, the 44 year-old has faced backlash for his decision to appear on the reality show, both from opposition and members within his own party. The Tory whip was suspended for joining the reality show at a time when Parliament is sitting.
But Hancock’s spirits remain undampened, as he has expressed delight at being still in the running. Folllowing Chris Moyle’s elimination on Thursday, Matt He told the Bush Telegraph: “We’re so near the end and I’m delighted to be still here. I never thought I’d make it to the final five and here I am, so I’m very grateful.
Hollyoaks star Owen Warner said earlier after the campmates got ingredients for a fry-up: “The jungle giveth and the jungle taketh away.
“It’s given me another day in this beautiful place, but it’s taken my beautiful boy Chris, which I’m devastated about, he’s an absolute legend.”
Lioness Jill Scott said: “I’m so sad to see Chris go. He was a great campmate. He’s so funny, so hilarious. I’m going to literally miss him so much.”
Meanwhile, Hancock and former Rugby player Mike Tindall took on Friday’s Bushtucker Trial, Fallen Stars. Tindall was asked questions to earn Hancock the time to put together puzzles in a cage.
Hancock was unable to finish one puzzle in the time given, so they earned four out of the five stars available. Elsewhere, Seann Walsh also tried to teach Scott and Warner how to do an impression of his fellow comedian Michael McIntyre while they were sitting at the creek.
In the Bush Telegraph Warner said: “Didn’t go very well at all. I sounded nothing like him and I know Jill sounded nothing like him. I’ll stick to the acting and Jill will stick to the football, leave the impressions to Seann.”
Back by the creek, he said: “I can do David Attenborough. ‘Here we have Seann, sitting on a rock, the sunlight hitting his face elegantly… watch how he swills the water around his mouth and then licks his lips…’”
He also revealed he can “cry on cue” as he learned to do so after watching X Factor and Britain’s Got Talent auditions.
Warner then taught Scott how to cry by saying: “Pick a point, don’t blink… focus your eyes… really focus on your breathing. Think about how your breathing goes when you cry.”
While Walsh said: “It’s just making me want to go to sleep.”
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! returns at 9.15pm on Saturday on ITV1 and ITV Hub.
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