Matt Hancock will be I’m a Celebrity viewers’ ‘toy’, says reigning champion Danny Miller

ReigningI’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here champ, Emmerdale actor Danny Miller, has shared his verdict on Matt Hancock’s participation in the new series.

On Tuesday (1 November), it was reported that the MP, who resigned as health secretary in 2021 after violating his own Covid regulations, would be entering the Australian jungle for the new series.

His participation was inadvertently confirmed by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, whose official spokesperson condemnned Hancock’s decision to join the reality show.

Miller appeared on Good Morning Britain on Friday (4 November), where he was asked for his views on Hancock’s controversial decision to sign up to the show.

In 2021, the public constantly selected DJ and music producer Naughty Boy to take part in the Bushtucker Trials – and Miller, who plays Aaron Livesy in the ITV soap, thinks Hancock will be in the same position.

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

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

Miller continued: “This year, I think regardless of how entertaining he is, [Hancock] 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.”

I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! begins on Sunday 6 November at 9pm on ITV.

Meet all of the I’m a Celebrity contestants for 2022 here.