Inside secret I’m A Celeb plot against Matt Hancock with crew’s sweepstake & plan to give him extra bugs

Inside secret I’m A Celeb plot against Matt Hancock with crew’s sweepstake & plan to give him extra bugs

On I’m A Celebrity, MATT Hancock is already so despised that the cast is holding a backstage sweepstake to enjoy every second of the disgraced MP’s suffering.

The cheeky game offers wagers on who the 44-year-old Tory MP will clash with first, how long it will be before he sobs, and how many trials he will have to suffer at the hands of irate spectators.

Matt Hancock
Matt Hancock, pictured with Seann Walsh, is already so hated on I’m A Celeb the crew are running a backstage sweepstake
Hancock crawls through bugs in the first I’m A Celeb Bushtucker Trial


The ITV staff has also placed bets behind the scenes on how long it will be before someone brings up the Downing Street “Partygate” affair, in which government employees violated Covid rules at a number of unlawful parties.

The cast is also anticipating the first mention of Hancock’s ultimate gaffe, the deception controversy that led to his forced departure as Health Secretary.

When Matt cheated on his wife Martha Hoyer Millar with his closest staffer Gina Coladangelo, 43, breaking his own Covid guidelines in the process, he was revealed by The Sun last year.

“Over the years, the I’m A Celeb crew has seen it all, but it’s fair to say there hasn’t been a buzz about one of the campmates quite like that around Hancock,” a source from the set stated.

The contest is about things like who he will argue with, how many trials he will have to complete, and whether or not he will cry. It is also about how long it will take for one of his campmates to address the elephant in the room and bring up all the mistakes made by the Tory party.

The odds are on Boy George to humiliate him, Charlene to question him like Piers Morgan, Chris Moyles, and Mike to make fun of him.

According to a separate insider who spoke to The Sun, producers are determined to “get their money’s worth” out of Matt’s £350,000 pay by including every second of his agony in the final cut.

His signing sparked a significant outcry, with a petition opposing it garnering 44,000 signatures.

But let’s wait and see because I don’t know the dude.

Requests for comment were not answered by an ITV spokeswoman.