Mike Tindall aims BRUTAL dig at Matt Hancock as MP met with frosty reception in I'm a Celebrity jungle

Matt Hancock caused a stir as he entered the main camp, with many of the show’s famous faces shocked to see the West Suffolk MP

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Mike Tindall has aimed a brutal dig at Matt Hancock, on the same day the former Health Secretary entered the I’m a Celebrity… Get Me out of Here! Jungle.

The former health secretary, 44, joined the cast of the ITV reality show on Wednesday, after facing much criticism over his decision from the public and fellow politicians.

Shortly after arriving he took part in the Beastly Burrows Bushtucker Trial challenge alongside fellow late entry, comedian Seann Walsh – and was later selected again by the public to face a second trial on Thursday.

Mr Hancock caused a stir as he entered the main camp, with many of the show’s famous faces shocked to see the West Suffolk MP, who had the Conservative Party whip removed after announcing his plans to join the show.

Matt Hancock and Mike Tindall
Matt Hancock and Mike Tindall

Speaking shortly after his arrival, Sue Cleaver said: "He sticks out like a sore thumb.”

Boy George added: "I think he must be nervous though”, before Ms Cleaver replied: “Brave, he must be very nervous."

Before Mr Tindall, a former rugby player who is married to Princess Anne’s daughter, Zara Phillips, cheekily joined in on the conversation, saying: "All I hear out of his mouth is, 'Why did you come here?'

"All I heard was, b******, b******, b******.”

Later in a one-on-one exchange with Mr Hancock, Loose Women star Charlene White asked him: “Why are you here?”

“Because, honest truth, there are so few ways in which politicians can show that we are human beings,” Hancock replied, to which White flashed a disbelieving look.

Earlier, referencing the politician’s role in televised press conferences during the coronavirus pandemic, Mr Moyles, 48, asked: “You’ve got to get it out of the way for me, please just say, ‘Next slide please’, and I’m really happy.”

After Mr Hancock willingly said: “Next slide please”, Boy George told him: “You’re really going to get it. You’re really going to get it. Not from me, I mean, just from…”

Hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly also took Hancock’s arrival as an opportunity to poke fun at UK politics and jokingly addressed the Prime Minister Rishi Sunak.

“I’m not sure how Matt is going to cope in camp though,” Ant said.

“You know, surrounded by people who don’t know what they’re doing, making it up as they go along and just trying to get by day to day.