I'm A Celebrity: Matt Hancock upsets Ed Sheeran fans

Matt Hancock on 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' (James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock)
Matt Hancock on 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' (James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock)

Matt Hancock has upset Ed Sheeran fans by singing his hit 'Perfect' on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! 

The former health secretary entered the jungle on Wednesday's episode (9 November) along with comedian Seann Walsh, who revealed he had a tattoo in tribute to Blink 182 on his neck.

Asked who his favourite band was Hancock, 44, replied: “Quite mainstream… I’m not going to put a tattoo of Ed Sheeran on my neck.”

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Walsh asked: “You like Ed Sheeran?”

Hancock said: “Love him, yeah… and I’m from Suffolk as well.”

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The elected MP for West Suffolk then started singing Ed Sheeran's hit Perfect: “You between my arms… bare foot on the grass… don’t get me singing, I'm terrible… listening to my favourite song…… What’s it called? Perfect! I love it.”

Host Ant McPartlin exclaimed: "I can't believe Matt Hancock is actually in camp!"

Declan Donnelly added: "I tell you who else can't believe it Ed Sheeran."

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Matt Hancock said he is a big Ed Sheeran fan. (ITV)

Viewers were quick to observe the connection was an embarrassing one for the singer.

One said: "Wonder how much Ed Sheeran would pay for Matt Hancock to NOT get a tattoo of him."

Another said: "@edsheeran getting name checked by @MattHancock. We all feel for you Ed #ImACeleb"

One tweeted: "@edsheeran retiring from music after finding out he’s Matt Hancock’s favourite artist #ImACeleb"

Ed Sheeran performs on stage during the 37th Annual Rock & Roll Hall Of Fame Induction Ceremony at Microsoft Theater on November 05, 2022 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic)
Ed Sheeran is from Suffolk. (Getty Images)

And Ed Sheeran fans were not happy either.

One tweeted: "Oh my gosh @MattHancock has arrived in the jungle. Told them he’s from Suffolk and then said he likes Ed Sheeran. Urgh. Hands off Ed Mr Hancock. And Suffolk. #ImaCeleb"

Another shared: "Everyone removing Ed Sheeran from their Spotify after finding out Matt Hancock is a fan #ImACeleb."

And one viewer observed: "Matt Hancock saying he likes Ed Sheeran has such “dad trying to sound cool” vibes that it hurts. #ImACeleb"

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Matt Hancock crawled through slurry for his first trial. (ITV)

Hancock and Walsh took part in their first trial - Beastly Burrows - crawling though tunnels filled with slurry and cockroaches to collect stars to earn meals for the camp.

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They only managed to collect six out of 11 stars.

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