Matt Hancock was paid £320,000 ($400,000) to seem on final season’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here and an extra £45,000 ($55,700) for Channel 4’s Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, UK parliamentary paperwork have revealed.
UK authorities guidelines obliged the previous Health Secretary to report within the Register of Members’ Financial Interests that he obtained the cash from I’m a Celebrity producer Lifted Entertainment on 14 December – two weeks after filming ended – after showing on the present for 30 days. Hancock has beforehand stated he donated £10,000 ($12,300) of the price to charity.
He obtained the £45,000 from SAS maker Minnow Films through Shine Talent Management on 28 October and the Channel 4 present will air later this yr.
The disgraced former Health Secretary, who resigned in 2021 after footage emerged of him breaking his personal Covid-19 steering after having an affair with an aide, sparked debate up and down the nation following his I’m a Celebrity look, with some stuffed with criticism and others seeing the transfer as one thing of a redemption story.
He clashed ceaselessly with fellow contestants similar to Boy George however ended up coming third within the Australia-set ITV smash – one of the vital watched UK TV reveals of final yr – which was gained by footballer Jill Scott.
On becoming a member of the present, Hancock instantly had the Conservative Party whip eliminated and he’ll stand down as an MP on the subsequent normal election.
He was not the primary politician to seem on the present. Former Culture Secretary Nadine Dorries was additionally suspended by the Conservatives when she featured in 2012 and 5 years later former Scottish Labour Party chief Kezia Dugdale was a contestant.