'I'm A Celebrity' champ Danny Miller says public will use Matt Hancock as a ‘toy’

Matt Hancock is going into the jungle. (AP)
Matt Hancock is going into the jungle. (AP)

Reigning I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! champion Danny Miller has predicted that the public will use Matt Hancock as a “toy”.

Former health secretary Hancock is one of the contestants on the new series of the ITV reality show.

On Thursday the Daily Star devoted its front page to asking readers to vote for Hancock to do all of the Bushtucker Trials when he enters the jungle.

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And Miller – who won the 2021 series – said on Good Morning Britain that he thought viewers would vote for Hancock to take part in all the show’s gruelling eating challenges.

Danny Miller is the winner of 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' 2021. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Danny Miller was the winner of I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! 2021. (ITV/Shutterstock)

“I think he needs to just accept the fact that he is going to be everyone’s toy,” he said.

“Last year, unfortunately Naughty Boy got it because he did the first one (challenge) and he was very entertaining and everyone then went, ‘Naughty Boy, Naughty Boy, Naughty Boy!’

“This year I think regardless of how entertaining he is, he needs to accept that what he has put us through, I think the public are going to say, ‘This is what we are going to put you through’.”

“And when they are done with him they will just get rid of him, I think,” he added.

Ten contestants are officially confirmed for the show so far, plus Hancock who is expected to be one of two late entries to the camp.

Miller, who is best known for playing Emmerdale’s Aaron Livesy, joked that the final unannounced name could be former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

“I have heard certain things about who it might be and if it is it will be brilliant," he teased.

Danny Miller is well known for <em>Emmerdale</em>. (ITV)
Danny Miller is well known for Emmerdale. (ITV)

Asked who, he replied: “I can’t tell you that. It’s Boris Johnson!”

Hancock, who is the MP for West Suffolk, has had the Tory whip suspended and come under fire for opting to join the show at a time when Parliament is sitting.

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He previously told The Sun he wants to use the “incredible platform” on the show to raise awareness of dyslexia.

Additional reporting from PA.

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