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Details on how former Health Secretary Matt Hancock made from starring in the 2022 series I’m a celebrity… get me out of here! Revealed through MP’s latest registry of interests.
A West Suffolk Conservative MP resigned as Secretary of Health in June 2021 after kissing a colleague and violating social distancing guidance.
Footage of Mr Hancock kissing then-married Gina Coladangelo was captured on May 6 inside the Ministry of Health. Sun newspaper, as a result, he decided to resign from his senior cabinet position.
of Videos posted on social media At the time, Hancock said:
“I understand that everyone in this country has made a huge sacrifice, and those of us who make these rules must abide by it. That’s why I have to step down.” That’s why you have to.”
The following year, he made a surprise announcement that he would be entering the jungle as part of the reality TV series I’m a celebrity… get me out of here!
But how much was he paid for his appearances? And how much did he donate to charity? Here’s everything you need to know.
How much did Matt Hancock pay for I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
The latest record of MP interest reveals that Matt Hancock was paid £320,000 to appear on ITV’s show. I’m a celebrity… get me out of here!
The payout is less than the £400,000 fee he was rumored to have received during the series last fall.
Mr. Hancock donated just 3% of his fees to charity.
A spokesperson for the West Suffolk MPs said:upon I’m a celebrity… get me out of here!”
The MP has vowed to make raising dyslexia awareness a central platform for his time in the jungle, but he only mentioned it a few times.
Last July Mr Hancock raised £22,523 for a proposed Cambridge Children’s Hospital.
Other details revealed show former Prime Minister Boris Johnson made £1 million last month, including a £510,000 advance to write his memoir.
The former prime minister was also paid £447,298 (about £500,000) for just two speeches in Mumbai and Singapore.
This money will boost Mr Johnson’s earnings to over £2 million since he left Downing Street.
What will Matt Hancock do next?
In December, Hancock announced he was stepping down as an MP, sparking debate over whether he resigned voluntarily or was forced to do so after appearing on a reality TV show.
“I have come to believe more and more that a healthy democracy must find new ways to reach out to people, especially the apolitical.”
“I suspect that the resurgence of modern conservatism over the next decade will occur not only within Congress, but also outside it.
The 44-year-old said he would now “do things differently” and seek “new ways to communicate with people of all ages and backgrounds.”