Matt Hancock: Question Time audience share their thoughts
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The Question Time audience has aired their views over former Health Secretary Matt Hancock joining the cast of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here. Mr Hancock has been suspended from the Conservative Party over the decision to go embark on the reality TV stunt and has faced widespread criticism from members of the public.
The Question Time audience members said: “I have no doubt he’s gonna be a fantastic celebrity.
“We all remember him trying to squeeze out a tear on TV when he was talking about the Covid vaccine.
“He’s also got a book out to sell, no respect for the man.”
Elsewhere another man in the audience added: “I think the irony with this particular situation is that the public get to decide whether to keep him there or not.”
Presenter Fiona Bruce also asked the Conservative MP Chris Philp on the panel for his thoughts on Mr Hancock entering the jungle.
She asked the MP: “So a fellow Conservative MP described him…as an absolute prat for going into the Jungle.
“Would you agree with that?”
Mr Philp replied: “I think the audience have registered their verdict. But clearly going on this programme appears to involve doing embarrassing things on CCTV so I can’t imagine why they chose him.”
Tory MP makes a jibe at Matt Hancock's I'm A Celeb deal
On Thursday the Commons Speaker said he would not personally “go running round a jungle eating kangaroos’ testicles”, as he suggested Mr Hancock will have to answer to his constituents for his stint on reality TV.
Sir Lindsay Hoyle said the former health secretary’s fate in politics “lies with the people” – who will “make their feelings known” in the end.
The West Suffolk MP claimed his “first priority” was to his constituents as he flew more than 10,000 miles to join I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, which starts on Sunday.
He said he chose to enter the jungle to “go to where the people are – not to sit in ivory towers in Westminster”.
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Asked for his opinion on the move, Sir Lindsay told the Sky News show Beth Rigby Interviews that Mr Hancock will have to “answer to his constituents” when he comes back.
He said: “It’s not what I think, it’s what his constituents think because they’re the people that matter.
“We’re elected to represent those people, they voted for him, and they will have the answer. They have the answer for politicians – if you don’t like it, they’ll get rid of us.
“Of course, his own party have decided to discipline (him) as well. So what I will say is, I look from here and say his constituents will make their voice heard, they will make their feelings known. And in the end, you’ve got to put your constituents first.”
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