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27th Nov 2022

Public outcry after Matt Hancock makes it into the final of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here

Mike Tindall was greeted by his wife, Zara, after becoming the latest contestant to leave

Mike Tindall’s shock eviction from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here has led to a public outcry on social media.

The former England international became the latest to leave on Saturday night’s show, leaving Matt Hancock, Owen Warner and Jill Scott as the final three standing.

The news came as shock to fans who had expected Matt to be axed from the show a long time ago.

Taking to Twitter, one person wrote: “How is Matt still in over Mike?? #ImACeleb.”

A second asked: “How is mike gone and matt is STILL THERE, anyone brainwashed enough to vote for matt hancock can you do me a favour and block me.”

“How are you all voting for matt instead of mike????????? what is wrong with you???? if he wins over the real deserved winners jill & owen i will cause a riot #ImACeleb,” added a third.

While LBC presenter James O’Brien and others likened the result to political moments in the UK, namely Brexit.

I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here has been hit with 2,000 Ofcom complaints after allowing Hancock to enter the jungle.

The disgraced MP, who quit as Health Secretary last year after being caught having an affair with an aide, was nominated for the lion’s share of trials when he first came into the camp.

Since then there have been banners flown over the set by Covid bereaved families calling for him to go home.

He’s also been hit with one or two grumblings in camp from his fellow contestants, most recently Chris Moyles who told RadioX he “shouldn’t be in there”.

But polling has shown Hancock could be winning over viewers on the show.

Of those watching the trials and tribulations of 2022’s campmates, almost half (48 per cent) have a more positive opinion of him than before – compared to 13 per cent who now have a more negative opinion.

This is broadly reflected across party lines: 55 per cent of 2019 Tory voters are more positive with only 9 per cent negative, and 41 per cent of 2019 Labour voters are positive versus 13 per cent negative.

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