ormer I’m A Superstar… Get Me Out Of Right here! winner Georgia Toffolo has slammed Matt Hancock for signing up for the fact present saying she has “by no means been extra embarrassed concerning the Conservative Celebration”.
The Made In Chelsea star, 28, has reportedly been a member of the Tory Celebration since she was a teen and fashioned an unlikely friendship with former prime minister Boris Johnson’s father Stanley after they have been campmates within the jungle in 2017.
Showing on This Morning on Friday alongside different former contestants Peter Andre and Jake Quickenden to debate the upcoming collection beginning on Sunday, Toffolo was the most recent to take purpose on the former well being secretary for becoming a member of the present at a time when Parliament is sitting.
Requested about her opinion of Hancock taking part, she admitted she was usually “fairly mushy” on the Tories however stated: “I feel that is disgraceful”.
Referring to Commons Chief Penny Mordaunt’s stint on ITV’s former actuality collection Splash!, she continued: “I feel somebody like Penny Mordaunt going and doing Splash all these years in the past in 2014, she donated all of her price to the native lido, it saved the lido – sensible.
“What Matt is doing is I feel actually displaying to the nation that the person who was meant to be answerable for our well being going via the pandemic, not solely did he cheat on his spouse and get caught, he’s now leaving his constituents to go to Australia to earn a great deal of cash on a present and flaunting it in entrance of folks that misplaced so many family members and went via probably the most horrific ache.
“I’ve by no means been extra embarrassed concerning the Conservative Celebration ever.”
Hancock, 44, was pressured to stop as well being secretary in June 2021 after breaking coronavirus social distancing guidelines by having an affair in his ministerial workplace with aide Gina Coladangelo.
After information broke that he had signed up for the fact present earlier this week, the MP for West Suffolk had the Tory whip suspended and has come below hearth from throughout the political divide.
Hancock beforehand advised The Solar he needs to make use of the “unbelievable platform” on the present to boost consciousness of dyslexia and insisted it “wasn’t the cheque” that made him determine to affix the present.
Main figures at organisations specialising in dyslexia have stated they’re grateful to the previous cupboard minister for his work elevating consciousness of the training problem and welcomed a platform for the trigger.
Throughout Friday’s episode of Good Morning Britain, the I’m A Superstar… Get Me Out Of Right here! reigning champion Danny Miller additionally warned Hancock he ought to anticipate the general public to make use of him as a “toy” earlier than voting him off the present.
The actor, recognized for taking part in Aaron Livesy on the ITV cleaning soap Emmerdale and was topped King of the Fortress in the course of the 2021 collection in Wales, predicted viewers will vote for the Tory MP to participate in all of the present’s gruelling consuming challenges.
He stated: “I feel he wants to simply settle for the very fact that he’s going to be everybody’s toy.
“Final yr, sadly Naughty Boy received it as a result of he did the primary one (problem) and he was very entertaining and everybody then went, ‘Naughty Boy, Naughty Boy, Naughty Boy!’.
“This yr I feel no matter how entertaining he’s, he wants to simply accept that what he has put us via, I feel the general public are going to say, ‘That is what we’re going to put you thru’.
“And when they’re performed with him they may simply do away with him, I feel,” he added.
Through the 2021 collection, the general public repeatedly voted for music producer Naughty Boy to participate within the present’s so-called Bushtucker Trials.
Requested about his favourites to win this yr’s collection, Miller replied: “I want to assume Sue Cleaver, Boy George and Jill Scott. They’re my prediction for the ultimate three.”
Ten contestants are formally confirmed for the present to this point, plus Hancock who is predicted to be one among two shock entries to the camp within the days following the launch.
Miller joked that the ultimate unannounced title might be former prime minister Boris Johnson.
He stated: “I’ve heard sure issues about who it is perhaps and whether it is will probably be sensible.”
Requested who, he replied: “I can’t inform you that. It’s Boris Johnson!”
Additionally among the many high-profile line-up getting into the Australian jungle are rugby participant Mike Tindall, pop star Boy George and former Love Island contestant Olivia Attwood.
On Friday, co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly shared a selfie on their joint Instagram account from aboard a ship cruising in direction of a small city.
The duo, who’ve been filming scenes round Gold Coast in Queensland, captioned the submit: “It’s time to satisfy the celebs”.
Representatives of Mr Hancock have been contacted for remark.