His arrival to the camp has been met with mixed emotions, with Boy George crying on camera, and Charlene White schooled the former health secretary over his decision to join the show.
The popular ITV reality series has returned for its 20th season, which is taking place in the jungle in Australia for the first time since 2019 after a two-year stint in Wales due to the pandemic. Read The Independent’s review of the debut episode – which aired on 6 November – here.
Earlier this week, it was Chris Moyles, Scarlette Douglas, Boy George, and Attwood (prior to her departure) who were tasked with completing the first Bushtucker trial. Viewers, however, were most impressed with Babatunde Aléshé who conquered his fear of heights in his trial the following day.
Tensions in the camp have already risen after Boy George accused Charlene White of being “controlling” after the Loose Women presenter took the lead in the kitchen.
On Wednesday (9 November), viewers finally got a look at this year’s most anticipated arrival, Hancock, who entered the jungle alongside comedian Seann Walsh.
The politician completed his first Bushtucker trial, with viewers already voting for him again to do a second on tonight’s episode (10 November).
Read live updates as Hancock and Walsh settle into their new home below...
I’m a Celeb 2022
What happened to Kiosk Keith?
Olivia Attwood’s team says fans will ‘hear the truth in due course’ after exit
What happened to Kiosk Keith?
20:44 , Annabel Nugent
Matt Hancock might have finally arrived, but there’s one familiar face who is absent.
What Matt Hancock’s constituents have to say about his first appearance in the jungle
20:20 , Jacob Stolworthy
The verdict is in – ranging from undecided to downright unimpressed...
The countdown is on...
20:00 , Annabel Nugent
One hour to go!
— I'm A Celebrity... (@imacelebrity) November 10, 2022
What would happen if Matt Hancock wins I’m a Celeb?
19:40 , Annabel Nugent
Stranger things have happened...
Jessie Thompson has devised a step-by-step plan for the widely mocked MP if he wins this season, from bagging an ASOS deal with help from Ekin-Su’s agent, to chatting with Rita Ora on his own podcast
Who is newcomer Seann Walsh?
19:20 , Annabel Nugent
All eyes may be on Matt Hancock, but fellow newcomer Seann Walsh is no stranger to controversy himself.
The question everyone wants the answer to...
19:00 , Annabel Nugent
Salaries vary from contestant to contestant. See below for a rundown of who’s being paid most to sleep in the jungle and who is being paid the least.
Every winner of I’m a Celeb...
18:40 , Annabel Nugent
It’s still early days –but we’re already placing bets on who is going to be crowned winner of the jungle.
For some guidance, why not take a look at all the winners from past seasons...? Maybe there’s a pattern.
When do contestants start getting voted off I’m a Celeb?
18:20 , Annabel Nugent
We’re less than a week in but fans are already wondering who will be the first to leave – and when?
Three hours to go!
18:00 , Annabel Nugent
T-minus three hours until we get to see Matt Hancock wrestling with underwater creepy crawlies...
— I'm A Celebrity... (@imacelebrity) November 10, 2022
Ant and Dec mock Seann Walsh’s kissing scandal
17:40 , Annabel Nugent
Ant and Dec didn’t hold back when introducing new arrivals Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh yesterday.
Here’s what they said about the comedian... who is no stranger to controversy, himself.
Trouble is brewing in the camp...
17:20 , Annabel Nugent
Tensions are likely to come to a head tonight after Boy George became emotional at Matt Hancock’s arrival to the camp.
Matt Hancock will be in deep water tonight
17:15 , Annabel Nugent
Speaking of Bushtucker trials, it comes as no surprise that Matt Hancock has already been voted to do his second task of the series.
This time around, the politician must dive into small cages holding sea creatures (many with pincers!) in order to retrieve stars for his campmates.
MPs are getting in on the action, too
17:12 , Jacob Stolworthy
According to a cabinet minister, hundreds of MPs and peers have downloaded the I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! so they can vote for Matt Hancock to face the Bushtucker Trials.
Who is Seann Walsh?
17:04 , Annabel Nugent
All eyes might be on Matt Hancock, but the politician entered the camp with a famous friend – one with his own set of controversies...
Full 2022 cast including late arrivals
09:30 , Peony Hirwani
Following is the line-up for this year’s series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!
When do contestants start getting voted off?
08:30 , Peony Hirwani
In previous years, campmates were being voted off the show after approximately 10 days or episodes. This means that viewers can expect to say goodbye to the first celebrity around Wednesday 16 November.
Boy George in tears over Matt Hancock’s arrival in camp
07:02 , Peony Hirwani
Boy George was left feeling conflicted after former health secretary Matt Hancock’s arrival in the jungle.
Boy George told presenter Scarlette Douglas: “You know, beginning of the pandemic my mum was in hospital. I wasn’t allowed to see her. I thought she was going to die.
“I was tweeting Greenwich hospital going, ‘Please look after my mum.’ I used my name, I was like, ‘Please look after my mum.’ And they did, she was fine… I feel like, I don’t want to be sitting here like I’m having fun with him.”
He continued: “It’s difficult for me because, you know, had something happened, if my mum had gone, I wouldn’t be here now. I would have gone when he walked in.”
01:00 , Ellie Harrison
Matt Hancock singing Ed Sheeran. Wow
What did viewers think of tonight’s I’m a Celebrity?
Wednesday 9 November 2022 23:20 , Ellie Harrison
From Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh’s bromance to that Ed Sheeran rendition, viewers had a lot of thoughts...
Wednesday 9 November 2022 22:49 , Ellie Harrison
The moment Boy George cried over Matt Hancock’s arrival...
Wednesday 9 November 2022 22:17 , Ellie Harrison
Aaaand that’s a wrap for tonight’s I’m a Celebrity. Watch this space for more stories from the episode...
Wednesday 9 November 2022 22:16 , Ellie Harrison
The voting public have wasted no time in selecting Matt Hancock to do a Bushtucker Trial... Tentacles of Terror
Wednesday 9 November 2022 22:07 , Ellie Harrison
Charlene White is likely to get a lot of praise for her schooling of Matt Hancock. Read more below...
Wednesday 9 November 2022 22:03 , Ellie Harrison
Here’s the moment Matt Hancock slipped on his way into camp...
Wednesday 9 November 2022 22:01 , Ellie Harrison
This Seann Walsh/Matt Hancock bromance is... not welcome
Wednesday 9 November 2022 22:00 , Ellie Harrison
Not enough Jill Scott in this episode for my liking!
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:57 , Ellie Harrison
Boy George is in tears over Matt Hancock’s decision to join the show. “Everyone’s so nice to him and I was like, ‘Jesus, what we gonna do?’” he says. “I don’t want to spoil this experience for myself. I’m not good at hiding what I feel. Especially when it’s something so strong.”
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:53 , Ellie Harrison
Charlene White schooling Matt Hancock right now, on his decision to enter the jungle and leave his constituents behind
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:52 , Ellie Harrison
Matt Hancock says campmates reacting badly to him was “on the worry list”
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:51 , Ellie Harrison
Talking about you know who’s arrival, Babatúndé says: “It’s hard to kind of like push your views aside, it really is, because of the many people whose lives have been affected. But, at the same time, we’ve got to be welcoming and we’ve got to treat people as humans obviously.”
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:45 , Ellie Harrison
Everyone’s being pretty diplomatic re Matt Hancock’s arrival so far...
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:42 , Ellie Harrison
A recap of the Ed Sheeran moment...
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:40 , Ellie Harrison
Seann Walsh and Matt Hancock are absolute best pals
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:36 , Ellie Harrison
Matt Hancock is washing himself in a puddle. I just, I can’t. I don’t have words.
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:35 , Ellie Harrison
Well that was surreal. Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh only got six stars... out of 11... the campmates are not going to be impressed with them (for several reasons)
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:29 , Ellie Harrison
Ant and Dec made a dig at Matt Hancock about him being a fan of Ed Sheeran’s music, then they mocked Seann Walsh for his Strictly kissing scandal. They’re not holding back tonight
Matt Hancock’s I’m a Celeb earnings
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:25 , Ellie Harrison
Here’s everything we know about how much the politician is making from his first foray into reality TV
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:20 , Ellie Harrison
Literally no one can get over Matt Hancock being there. Not even the fake mole thing.
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:18 , Ellie Harrison
Seann Walsh and Matt Hancock are getting on well. Need I say more?
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:17 , Ellie Harrison
Ant and Dec aren’t holding back on the Matt Hancock digs. They said Ed Sheeran would be “gutted” the politician said he was a fan of his music on TV
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:16 , Ellie Harrison
Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh will be taking on The Beastly Burrows Trial
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:13 , Ellie Harrison
Oh wow. Matt Hancock just sang an Ed Sheeran song. Make it stop
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:10 , Ellie Harrison
Hancock nearly fell over on the bridge on his way into the camp. Oh dear. First of many, many gaffes I expect...
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:09 , Ellie Harrison
Seann’s in - to an empty camp. Speaking to a large fake mole model sat in the camp, Seann says: “Looks like you’re my only friend, typical.”
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:07 , Ellie Harrison
Boy George’s latest hit, everybody: “Everyone has to sit on the loo, everyone has to pee, everyone has to poo. That rhymes!”
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:06 , Ellie Harrison
Boy George was “loving” the dunny, according to Scarlette. OK! It’s only going to get more surreal guys
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:04 , Ellie Harrison
Already fascinated to see what the viewing figures are for tonight’s show. Know lots are tuning in just to see Hancock
Wednesday 9 November 2022 21:01 , Ellie Harrison
Here we go - The Matt Hancock Show is upon us
There’s a lot of anger about Matt Hancock’s I’m a Celeb casting
Wednesday 9 November 2022 20:46 , Ellie Harrison
And it’s all captured here:
"That about sums it up doesn't it?" pic.twitter.com/ygidwJu2vK
— Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice UK (@CovidJusticeUK) November 4, 2022
Wednesday 9 November 2022 20:41 , Ellie Harrison
This tweet is eight days old but I’m not over it
jill scott when she sees matt hancock walk into camp pic.twitter.com/73nf5vpllw
— Alex (@alexevans_14) November 1, 2022
45 minutes to go...
Wednesday 9 November 2022 20:16 , Ellie Harrison
...until the first episode of The Matt Hancock Show, sorry, the fourth episode of I’m a Celebrity, airs...
Matt Hancock isn’t the only one entering the jungle in tonight’s show
Wednesday 9 November 2022 19:45 , Ellie Harrison
Let’s not forget about fellow bombshell, Seann Walsh!
There was a little controversy on last night’s show...
Wednesday 9 November 2022 19:15 , Ellie Harrison
Boy George got the hump with his I’m a Celebrity campmate Charlene White.
Read more below...
Anyone remember Kiosk Keith...?
Wednesday 9 November 2022 18:45 , Ellie Harrison
... well, he’s not on the show this year. Here’s why...
Who could win this series?
Wednesday 9 November 2022 18:01 , Ellie Harrison
See the full list of the latest odds here, with Mike Tindall and Jill Scott right up top...
What’s everyone earning for being on the show?
Wednesday 9 November 2022 17:34 , Ellie Harrison
All the celebrities earn a fee for heading into the jungle. Find out who’s paid what here...
The full I’m a Celebrity line up
Wednesday 9 November 2022 17:06 , Ellie Harrison
Here’s a full rundown on everyone on this year’s I’m a Celebrity – departed and soon-to-join contestants included...
What are we in for tonight?
Wednesday 9 November 2022 16:24 , Ellie Harrison
Here’s a peek at tonight’s task... and lots of squealing from Matt Hancock
The wonderful Jill Scott
Wednesday 9 November 2022 15:27 , Ellie Harrison
Ever since Scott yelled “f*** off, you f***ing prick!” at her opposition during the women’s Euros final this summer, we’ve been pretty obsessed.
Here’s a rundown on her career pre-jungle...
Wednesday 9 November 2022 15:03 , Isobel Lewis
We got our first look at Matt Hancock on the show this morning and, plenty of viewers will be pleased to see, he’s covered in maggots.
Everything you need to know about Seann Walsh
Wednesday 9 November 2022 14:51 , Isobel Lewis
Understandably, Matt Hancock is the name everyone is talking about heading into the jungle, but he won’t be entering alone.
He’ll be joined by stand-up comedian and Strictly Come Dancing contestant Seann Walsh.
You can find out everything you need to know about Walsh (yes, including “kissgate”) below.
Will Olivia Attwood still be paid for I’m a Celebrity 2022?
Wednesday 9 November 2022 13:30 , Nicole Vassell
As Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh head into the jungle, you’d be forgiven for not remembering that the original lineup also included Olivia Attwood of Love Island season three.
On the advice of the show’s medical team, she had to leave the show after just 24 hours.
But will she still get paid for participating?
Former EastEnders star makes early pitch for I’m a Celeb 2023
Wednesday 9 November 2022 13:00 , Nicole Vassell
Actor Cheryl Fergison, who played Heather on EastEnders from 2007 to 2012, has made a bid to go into the jungle next year.
In response to a fan telling her that she’d be a great addition to the show, she tweeted on Wednesday: “Let’s hope @imacelebrity will take me in next year I think I would be a great contestant”, before listing her attributes, including a frog phobia and being a musical, swearing snorer.
Let’s hope @imacelebrity will take me in next year I think I would be a great contestant … fears , fun and frog phobia … musical , mischievous, motivator , …. Singing , snoring , snake charmer …..screamer, swearer, shocking surprises… that’s me😂👍😘😜 🐸🪱🐛🐜🪰🪲🦎🐍🦟🦀🐊 https://t.co/D5VdVcTXMa
— Cheryl Fergison (@cherylfergison1) November 9, 2022
Get to know Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner
Wednesday 9 November 2022 12:30 , Nicole Vassell
Hollyoaks star Owen Warner has so far shown himself to be a viewer favourite for his budding friendship with Jill Scott and his unfiltered reactions to the creepy crawlies of the jungle.
Here’s all you need to know about the man behind Romeo Nightingale.
Matt Hancock squeals as he’s covered in maggots during I’m a Celebrity trial
Wednesday 9 November 2022 12:00 , Peony Hirwani
Matt Hancock will be covered in maggots and worms for his I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here debut.
A first teaser trailer for tonight’s episode was shown during This Morning, giving fans a glimpse of what to expect.
Hancock will be taking part in his first Bushtucker trial, ominously called Beastly Burrows.
Angela Raynor condemns Matt Hancock in heated debate on This Morning
Wednesday 9 November 2022 11:30 , Peony Hirwani
— This Morning (@thismorning) November 9, 2022
The full I’m A Celebrity line up
Wednesday 9 November 2022 10:30 , Peony Hirwani
Here’s a full rundown on everyone on this year’s I’m a Celebrity – departed and soon-to-join contestants included:
Matt Hancock promises viewers will see him ‘warts and all’ in tonight’s episode
Wednesday 9 November 2022 09:30 , Peony Hirwani
Matt Hancock says viewers will see him “warts and all” as he prepares to make his debut on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
“This experience will be an adventure,” he said.
“When I’m in camp, people will just see the real me. Survival in the jungle is a good metaphor for the world I work in.
“People will see me warts and all, see the human side of the guy behind the podium. I don’t think I’ve got any fears or phobias but I’m about to find out,” he added.
Official I’m a Celebrity pictures of Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh released
Tuesday 8 November 2022 23:00 , Nicole Vassell
Your first look at the new campmates in their jungle gear has arrived.
Behold: Seann Walsh...
...and Matt Hancock.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:47 , Nicole Vassell
I’m a Celeb... bringing the nation together. Will Hancock manage to win new fans after his stint in the jungle?
We’ll all have to wait and see...
— Jenae (@Jenaeeexo) November 8, 2022
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:39 , Nicole Vassell
The former health secretary might find himself doing quite a few trials while he’s in the jungle if Twitter’s anything to be believed...
— meh (@emsfwthings) November 8, 2022
The full I’m a Celeb 2022 line-up, with late arrivals
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:37 , Nicole Vassell
In case you’re losing track, here is a full rundown on everyone on this year’s I’m a Celebrity – departed and soon-to-join contestants included:
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:34 , Nicole Vassell
Unsurprisingly, social media is positively BUZZING with reactions to the news of Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh taking on their first trial tomorrow...
— immie (@immiesmith_) November 8, 2022
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:33 , Nicole Vassell
And just like that, episode three is done and dusted! With a cliffhanger like that, how can you NOT be back for more tomorrow?
Matt Hancock makes his I’m a Celeb debut
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:32 , Nicole Vassell
And then, the one we’ve all been waiting for, whether we’d like to admit it or not... Matt Hancock’s got his jungle gear on and is about to head in.
“People will see the human side of the guy behind the podium,” the MP teased in his video clip.
First look at Seann Walsh in I’m a Celeb teaser
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:30 , Nicole Vassell
Comedian Seann Walsh is first up.
“I'm up for the best experience of my life, who wouldn't be!” he says in his first clip.
“Over the years, I've read a lot of things about myself and it does hurt,” he continues. “I'd love for it to be a kind of new start, and just maybe change opinions.”
Here’s more about him:
Ant and Dec tell campmates that the new arrivals will take on the Bushtucker Trial...
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:27 , Nicole Vassell
...and confirm the worst-kept secret in TV – it’s Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh!
Scarlette Douglas wants Charlene White to step back from the kitchen
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:24 , Nicole Vassell
Charlene’s back as head chef for tonight’s meal of buffalo tail – but Scarlette would love the chance to take the lead next time.
I hope this doesn’t cause a rift between them – it’s been great to see them become friends in such a short space of time!
Here’s your need-to-know on Scarlette:
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:21 , Nicole Vassell
Oooh, it’s nearly time for Ant and Dec to tell the campmates about the new arrivals taking on the next Trial! But first: a definition of lacerated for anyone still wondering...
“Flesh or skin torn or deeply cut.” You’re welcome!
— Samantha (@samantha_annh) November 8, 2022
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:17 , Nicole Vassell
If I had to see this... so do you.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:15 , Nicole Vassell
Mike Tindall just casually talking about lacerating his liver... it’s giving Action Man.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:14 , Nicole Vassell
Poor Scarlette burst into tears after seeing the huntsman spider that Mike caught. I have a prediction that that won’t be the first one she’ll see...
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:11 , Nicole Vassell
We all need a Mike in our lives, to be honest... someone to swoop in and take out a big ol’ spider out of the corner.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:07 , Nicole Vassell
Boy George is VERY unbothered about not getting to stay in the luxury RV... doesn’t mind at all.
— natalie (@natalieeleeigh) November 8, 2022
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:04 , Nicole Vassell
Who has the magic key for a night in the RV?
It’s Owen and Jill, everyone’s new favourite besties!
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:03 , Nicole Vassell
Oh no, not mental maths... Owen Warner is many of us right now.
New campmates Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh to face next Bushtucker Trial
Tuesday 8 November 2022 22:02 , Nicole Vassell
Ant and Dec have confirmed that “two top secret new arrivals” are coming to the jungle soon – and will immediately face the next Bushtucker Trial!
I, for one, can’t WAIT to find out what’s coming for them...
Here’s all we know about Matt Hancock’s entry so far:
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:58 , Nicole Vassell
Just in case you missed the next UK number one single, “Hot Banana Water”...
— I'm A Celebrity... (@imacelebrity) November 8, 2022
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:56 , Nicole Vassell
Twitter is absolutely FAWNING over Babatunde after his trial triumph – some are even feeling guilty for putting him up to it in the first place...
— Charlie (@Charliecremdude) November 8, 2022
The campmates try out hot banana water
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:53 , Nicole Vassell
There’s a new jungle delicacy around: hot banana water.
Boy George, Scarlette Douglas and Jill Scott are so moved by the prospect of some banana tea that they start singing and dancing about it... their original song is no “Insania” just yet, but it’s so nice to the celebs making their own fun, eh?
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:50 , Nicole Vassell
He's only gone and done it! Babatunde with the full nine stars, we LOVE to see it. 100ft in the air, and a leap of faith to finish? YES.
Here's your quick catchup of all things Babatunde:
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:45 , Nicole Vassell
People online are so behind Babatunde facing his fear of heights in this impressive task... I am people online.
— kerbalc (@kerbalc2) November 8, 2022
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:41 , Nicole Vassell
Halfway through and three stars collected – nice work, Baba!
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:40 , Nicole Vassell
I’m so here for Babatunde’s moments of self-affirmation as he does this task: “Come on, Baba!” Yes, let’s all cheer ourselves on the next time we’re walking on a spinning platform in the pouring rain!
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:38 , Nicole Vassell
We’re back, and Babatunde’s having a go at the Bushtucker Trial in the pouring rain... possibly comforting, in case he’s feeling homesick for the UK.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:33 , Nicole Vassell
And here’s our first break, just as Babatunde gets ready to start his first solo task! My prediction on how many stars he’ll win... a respectable six.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:31 , Nicole Vassell
This task, called “Horrifying Heights”, entails heights, leaps of faith AND boxes of creepy crawlies... it’s a no from me.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:30 , Nicole Vassell
“Why do you think the public volunteered you for this task?” Dec asks the comedian.
“Because they’re evil,” Babatunde responds. A fair assumption.
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:28 , Nicole Vassell
Whey, there’s our first “Karma Chameleon” joke of the evening – a play on “karma comedian”, hahaha. Anyway, on with the Trial!
Jill Scott and Owen Warner have a bonding moment with a bag of rice
Tuesday 8 November 2022 21:25 , Nicole Vassell
Ahh, look at football, bringing a Lioness and a Hollyoaks actor together! Over a game of keepy-uppy with a bag of rice, we spot the start of a lovely friendship.
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