Matt Hancock has settled into jungle life on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! and, as expected, the public keep voting for him to do all the gruesome trials.
His arrival to the camp has been met with mixed emotions, with Boy George crying on camera, and Charlene White schooling the former health secretary over his decision to join the show.
Hosts Ant and Dec also wasted no time getting a dig in there after the politician said he was an Ed Sheeran fan.
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.
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.
Read live updates on the latest jungle antics 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
11:03 , Ellie Harrison
My colleague Jessie Thompson has imagined what it would be like if Hancock won I’m a Celebrity and became an influencer.
Matt Hancock is bringing in the numbers
10:30 , Ellie Harrison
According to the Broadcasters’ Audience Research Board (BARB), 7.59 million people tuned in to watch Matt Hancock and Seann Walsh arrive in the jungle on Wednesday 9 November, while the season five premiere of The Crown on Netflix was watched by 1.11 million
Is Matt Hancock’s plan working?
10:01 , Ellie Harrison
ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly has revealed the results of a poll on whether people believe Hancock is successfully rehabilitating his image by being on I’m a Celebrity.
Some 42.8 per cent of the respondents said yes, with the remaining 57.2 per cent answering no.
Read more here...
And it’s over!
Thursday 10 November 2022 22:34 , Annabel Nugent
That’s that, folks. Episode five of I’m a Celeb is done and dusted! Check back here for all updates as and when they come in... Good night!
Does Matt Hancock know the lyrics to ‘Sweet Caroline’?
Thursday 10 November 2022 22:26 , Annabel Nugent
That episode ended on a joyous note with all the campmates singing along to “Sweet Caroline”.
Viewers couldn’t help but notice, though, that Hancock didn’t appear to know the lyrics to the popular song.
Matt Hancock has literally never heard Sweet Caroline before in his life #ImACeleb
— Heather Louise (@TaintedPearl) November 10, 2022
Seann Walsh speaks out on his cheating scandal
Thursday 10 November 2022 22:22 , Annabel Nugent
It seems a lot of people are clearing the air this episode, not least Seann Walsh who addressed his 2018 cheating scandal.
I’m a Celebrity fans regretfully applaud Matt Hancock for ‘smashing’ latest trial
Thursday 10 November 2022 22:17 , Annabel Nugent
Viewers had to hand it to him, Matt Hancock did well on that challenge...
Thursday 10 November 2022 22:14 , Annabel Nugent
It’s official: Boy George and Matt Hancock will be doing the first eating challenge of the series.
Thursday 10 November 2022 22:12 , Annabel Nugent
For her luxury item, Jill Scott asked for three plays of “Sweet Caroline”, which, of course, led to a sing-along instantly.
Christmas has come early – luxury items for everyone!
Thursday 10 November 2022 22:09 , Annabel Nugent
Matt Hancock is playing at Santa, handing out luxury items to the campmates.
Scarlett received a compilation of drawings from her nephews and nieces, while Boy George has got a customised polka dot shirt for the jungle. “I like to stand out from the crowd,” said the singer.
Trouble at dinner time, no more
Thursday 10 November 2022 22:02 , Annabel Nugent
Tonight’s dinner was a lovely affair, earning high praise from Jill Scott: “If I was at a restaurant and ordered that meal, I’d be giving it five stars.”
Jet lag or jet lack?
Thursday 10 November 2022 22:00 , Annabel Nugent
Oh Owen... the Eastenders star has gone his whole life thinking it was “jet lack”! Better late than never
Mission accomplished – now time for tea
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:59 , Annabel Nugent
Matt, Sean, Jill and Scarlette have won the camp their luxury items after succeeding in their secret mission.
They’ve also won a flask of tea and some cherry bakewells just for themselves – what a treat!
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:56 , Annabel Nugent
Jill Scott has the other campmates in a good mood, chantig along to a Lionesses song – who cares if it’s made up?
‘Most uncomfortable thing I’ve had to do'
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:53 , Annabel Nugent
Jill Scott had an uncomfortable chat with Charlene White after having to tell her she turned off an episode of Loose Women as part of a secret mission... awkward.
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:50 , Annabel Nugent
Seann Walsh and Matt Hancock are emerging as the closest of pals, as the duo have been tasked with a “secret mission”...
‘You were grabbing booty, bruv!’
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:48 , Annabel Nugent
Babatunde Aleshe called out Matt Hancock over his Covid kissing scandal after the politician said he “fell in love”.
Who is Seann Walsh and why is he controversial?
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:47 , Annabel Nugent
Matt Hancock isn’t the only contentious contestant.
Tensions rise between Sue Cleaver and Seann Walsh about Matt Hancock
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:29 , Annabel Nugent
A bit of drama has surfaced after Sue and Seann seem to have differing opinion on Matt’s arrival into the camp.
“He has constituents!” Sue told Walsh, who appeared to defend Hancock.
And he’s done... for now, at least
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:25 , Annabel Nugent
Matt Hancock faced his fear of snakes and eels to bring home 11 stars.
Air hole or...?
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:21 , Annabel Nugent
There was a bit of playful miscommunication there as Ant and Dec joked about Hancock’s “air hole” during the challenge.
“What did you just call him?” said Ant, to which Dec replied: “I said, AIR hole.”
And the jokes keep coming...
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:20 , Annabel Nugent
As Hancock faces crocodiles and eels in the underwater challenge, Ant and Dec joke that he has probably got experience handling snakes in Westminster.
“Let’s have a laugh afterwards,” replied Hancock.
Of course, an ad break just as things get good...
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:13 , Annabel Nugent
Matt Hancock is about to do his second trial in 48 hours...
Boy George does face yoga
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:10 , Annabel Nugent
Hrmm... that’s a new one.
Matt Hancock talks conspiracies
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:07 , Annabel Nugent
The politician has firmly denied the conspiracy theory that suggested he and Bill Gates worked together to produce the Covid vaccine so that they could implant 5G chips in everyone... good to know.
Here we go!
Thursday 10 November 2022 21:03 , Annabel Nugent
And we’re off – if the teaser is anything to go by, we’re in for a drama-filled episode.
What happened to Kiosk Keith?
Thursday 10 November 2022 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
Thursday 10 November 2022 20:20 , Jacob Stolworthy
The verdict is in – ranging from undecided to downright unimpressed...
The countdown is on...
Thursday 10 November 2022 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?
Thursday 10 November 2022 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?
Thursday 10 November 2022 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...
Thursday 10 November 2022 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...
Thursday 10 November 2022 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?
Thursday 10 November 2022 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!
Thursday 10 November 2022 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
Thursday 10 November 2022 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...
Thursday 10 November 2022 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
Thursday 10 November 2022 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
Thursday 10 November 2022 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?
Thursday 10 November 2022 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
Thursday 10 November 2022 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?
Thursday 10 November 2022 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
Thursday 10 November 2022 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.”
Thursday 10 November 2022 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?
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