ITV News Entertainment Reporter Rishi Davda reveals the frightful name of Matt Hancock's first challenge on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
Matt Hancock will face the 'Beastly Burrow' Bushtucker Trial after making his first appearance on I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!, according to ITV News Entertainment Reporter Rishi Davda.
The former health secretary’s arrival in the Australian jungle was teased during Tuesday evening’s episode of the hit ITV reality show.
Speaking in a video clip played at the end of the show the West Suffolk MP said: “When I’m in camp, people will just see the real me. Survival in the jungle is a good metaphor for the world I work in. “People will see me warts and all. See the human side of the guy behind the podium. “I don’t think I’ve got any fears or phobias, but I’m about to find out.”
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Co-hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly announced the MP was entering the jungle at the end of Tuesday's episode.
He is being joined by comedian Seann Walsh - the other late entry to the show.
Ant and Dec went into the camp to tell the nine celebrities who was going to be taking part in Wednesday's Bushtucker Trial.
They then said: "We can now reveal it is going to be none of you. That's because two new arrivals are on their way and they will be taking part in the next trial."
Declan Donnelly went on to say it was the "worst kept secret on television", before a video showed Matt Hancock taking off a jungle hat and smiling at the camera.
The pair had heavily hinted at Mr Hancock and Mr Walsh's arrival since the show's opening episode, saying they will be “rolling out the welcome 'mat' for them soon”.
Mr Hancock faced heavy criticism when it was announced he was going on the show from across the political divide, but he defended his decision saying he wanted to "go where the people are" rather than "sit in ivory towers in Westminster".
The West Suffolk MP was in isolation since touching down in Brisbane last week where he was allowed his phone and laptop so he could continue working and stay in touch with constituents.
The entries come after former Love Island contestant Olivia Attwood was forced to withdraw from the ITV show on “medical grounds” after just one day in the jungle. The 31-year-old was told by the programme’s medical team that it was not safe for her to return to camp, ITV said.
Ms Attwood said “heartbroken is an understatement” at her early exit.
The Sun reported that the former Love Island star's exit was because she had left the jungle's "Covid bubble" to get medical attention.
Show bosses were reportedly concerned she would infect the other contestants if she had picked up the virus.
In Tuesday’s show, comedian Babatúndé Aléshé faced his fear of heights for a second time after withdrawing from the skyscraper challenge in the launch episode.
The stand-up took on the Horrifying Heights Bushtucker Trial after being voted for by the public.
Despite his nerves, he earnt every star and leapt off a 100ft ledge to complete the challenge.
Back in the camp, ITV News Presenter Charlene White taking charge was "challenging" for some campmates.
Boy George told cameras: “Charlene, she’s the boss. I’m happy to do nothing if people want to take charge. People are taking it but I think there’s going to be some rebellions.”
But Charlene told him she is "not being the boss", to which Boy George replied: "You are being the boss, baby.”
The show has returned to the Australian jungle for the first time since 2019 after the show was shot at Gwrych Castle in North Wales for the past two years due to Covid-19 travel restrictions.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on Wednesday at 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub.