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Matt Hancock 'confirmed for I'm A Celebrity' as shock latecomer in Australia

FORMER Health Secretary Matt Hancock is the latest star confirmed for the new series of I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! 

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He will be this year's latecomer as the politician, 44, will arrive alongside comedian Seann Walsh, 36, in the upcoming series.  

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Experts are calling it a 'sensational signing' and viewers are excited to see what drama unfolds when the controversial figure arrives. 

Picture: Pippa Fowles

Picture: Pippa Fowles

Hancock was forced to resign after he was exposed for breaking his own lockdown rules when he had an affair in his office.  

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Following the news of his new telly appearance, he's had the Tory whip removed for abandoning the Commons and his Suffolk constituents. 

"Matt is a sensational signing for the show as producers love a star with a story to tell – and they always hope they'll spill the beans round the campfire," said an insider. 

Picture: ITV

Picture: ITV

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"He's the latest in a long line of figures from the political sphere, including MP Nadine Dorries, Stanley Johnson and MP Lembit Opik," they told The Sun. 

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"There's been a  question mark over who the twelfth campmate would be, partly because negotiations over Matt going in were so top secret. It seems Matt was a last-minute signing." 

An ITV spokesperson told OMG-News.com: "We will announce the full line-up in due course." 

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A senior Government source told the outlet: "People are pretty shocked to be honest." 

Picture: Andrew Parsons

Picture: Andrew Parsons

"Matt has told the whips in Parliament and he will use his time in the jungle to promote his dyslexia campaign. 

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"Matt has an excellent team working with him in West Suffolk, but ITV has agreed that he can communicate with them if there's an urgent constituency matter." 

I'm A Celebrity 2022 starts on Sunday, November 6 at 9pm on ITV. 

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