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05th Nov 2022

Graham Norton rips Matt Hancock to pieces over I’m a Celebrity appearance

Steve Hopkins

‘Has Hancock forgotten he’s got a job as an MP… for months, he had forgotten he was married’

Graham Norton tore into Matt Hancock in the latest episode of his show, roasting the MP for his appearance on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.

Shortly after coming on stage in Friday’s episode of The Graham Norton Show, the host took aim at the former health secretary’s forthcoming appearance in the show – which airs Sunday – alongside Boy George, Mike Tindall and Olivia Attwood.

“We’ve got a great show for you tonight – I couldn’t be more excited than if I was a maggot about to crawl into Matt Hancock’s ear,” Norton quipped.

Showing a photo of the Conservative MP, who was suspended from the party after signing up to the show for a reported £400,000 fee, Norton continued: “There he is arriving in Australia – has Hancock forgotten he’s got a job as an MP? I mean, I suppose it’s possible; for months, he had forgotten he was married.”

The comedian was referring to Hancock’s undoing during the pandemic when pictures emerged showing him locked in a passionate embrace with his aide Gina Coladangelo.

Hancock had to not only admit to the affair but breaking his own covid social distancing rules.

After a photo of the Australian jungle, where I’m a Celebrity is filmed, was shown on screen, Norton quipped: “This here is the endless jungle Matt Hancock will be staying in; dense and incredibly thick… just two of the things producers have called him.”

Moving on talk about the show’s Bushtucker Trials, which sees celebrities tasked with eating animal body parts, Norton added: “Personally, I think I speak for the nation when I say, ‘Matt Hancock should be given the sack, and when he’s finished eating that, the testicles and penis.”

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