Matt Hancock finishes third in I’m a Celebrity final | I am a celebrity…

Matt Hancock finished third in the final of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

In a public vote, the former health secretary received the least support, leaving Jill Scott and Owen Warner as the two remaining candidates.

The big winner of the ITV reality show will be announced later on Sunday evening.

Hancock will return to face questions over his future at Westminster. His 18 days in the Australian jungle saw him suspended from the Conservative parliamentary party and criticized by colleagues including Rishi Sunak.

The Prime Minister said he was “very disappointed” with his colleague’s decision to leave his constituents behind to appear on the reality show.

Activists from the Covid-19 group Bereaved Families for Justice have also slammed his appearance, claiming £400,000.

Hancock told presenters Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly that he acknowledged entering the program was “controversial”.

He said: ‘I know it was controversial that I came here, I know some people said people in your position shouldn’t put themselves in awkward situations.

“But we’re all human and we all get into it.”

He added: “I just wanted to show what I look like as a person, a lot of people come to me with preconceptions for many reasons. And I just wanted to be myself.

With the Tory Whip out of office, the current Independent MP could be barred from running for West Suffolk parliament again.

Tory MPs have until December 5 to decide if they want to run again, after which the party can choose a new candidate for its safe seat.

Hancock, Scott and Warner earned their place in the final on Saturday after Mike Tindall became the eighth celebrity to be eliminated.

In the final episode of the 2022 series, the trio were to undertake their final bushtucker trials for a chance to win a starter, main course and dessert of their choice as well as drinks and treats.

For the first time, celebrities got to watch themselves attempt the challenges, with Scott taking the first try where she lay in a box infested with rats and cockroaches and had to free the stars using her tongue.

Warner, 23, was next in line for a trial in which he would win main courses for himself and his camp mates if he managed to eat a selection of five unconventional dishes, including a fermented duck egg and camel testicle .

Hancock took part in the latest trial, Flood Your Face, which saw the MP have his head encased in a tank of water, while wearing a snorkel to breathe, for five minutes as various creatures were added around his face , including eels, yabbies and water. spiders.

The trio completed each of their challenges and earned all available stars.

Each of the campmates was rewarded with their bespoke three-course meal, with Hancock opting for garlic prawns to start, followed by steak and chips with mozzarella salad.

Warner chose a calamari starter with quadruple burger with cheese and bacon and fries for his main course, while Scott opted for a prawn cocktail to start followed by a traditional Sunday beef dinner with gravy and yorkshire pudding and a cheese platter for dessert.

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