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Wednesday, 28 February 2024 – 00:03

Matt Hancock loses Conservative whip for “I’m a Celeb” appearance

Matt Hancock has been stripped of the Tory whip after it was announced he would appear on the 2022 series of “I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here”.

The Conservative Chief Whip Simon Hart MP said: “Following a conversation with Matt Hancock, I have considered the situation and believe this is a matter serious enough to warrant suspension of the whip with immediate effect.”

He will be the 12th contestant to enter the jungle in this series, along with member of the Royal Family Mike Tindall and radio DJ Chris Moyles.

An ally of Hancock has said: “I’m A Celeb is the most watched show on TV. Matt doesn’t expect to serve in government again, so it’s an incredible opportunity for him to engage with the 12m Brits who tune in every single night.”

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