Matt Hancock: MP comes in third place on I'm a Celebrity.
Matt Hancock came in third place on the ITV reality show I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
In Sunday's final, football player Jill Scott and Hollyoaks star Owen Warner beat the former health secretary.
The MP's appearance on the show has caused a lot of controversies. After it was announced, the Tory whip was taken away from him.
During his time in the jungle, Hancock did ten Bushtucker trials. Five of them were chosen by the public.
People have been voting since last week to keep their favorite campmates in the jungle instead of kicking out their least favorite ones.
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak didn't like that Hancock was in the series. He said Hancock shouldn't be away from his constituents while Parliament is meeting.
The 44-year-old has also been criticized by Conservative colleagues, opposition MPs, and his local Conservative association, which said it was "disappointed" and said Hancock made a "serious error of judgement."
In 2021, CCTV caught Hancock kissing a coworker while the rules he helped make for social distance were in place. As a result, he got a lot of bad press and quit as health secretary.
Soon after he got there on November 9, a banner with a message from the Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice group flew over the camp.
But Hancock, who said he went into the jungle to bring attention to his dyslexia campaign, made it through all of the public votes that sent people home.
Hancock had said before that he would give some of his fee for being in the series, which was said to be £400,000, to a hospice in his constituency and charities for people who have trouble reading.
On the show, the MP for West Suffolk talked about how finding out she had dyslexia in college was a turning point.
A spokesman for Mr. Hancock said that one of the goals of the Dyslexia Screening and Teacher Training Bill is that no child should leave primary school "not knowing if they have dyslexia."
Before the former health secretary was kicked out of the show, comedian Babatunde Aléshé, radio DJ Chris Moyles, comedian Seann Walsh, and former rugby player Mike Tindall were all sent home.
Ant and Dec told Hancock, who is 44 years old, that he came in third place during Sunday's ITV final.
Earlier in the episode, Scott, Hancock, and Warner were seen doing their last Bushtucker trials and then eating their last meal together in camp.