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Liverpool Echo
Liverpool Echo
Christopher Megrath

Date confirmed when Matt Hancock will enter I'm A Celebrity

Journalist Andrew Pierce said a source close to him has confirmed Matt Hancock will enter I'm A Celebrity this week.

ITV has still not officially announced that Mr Hancock will be entering the jungle but both Ant and Dec have already joked about the news leaking. On Sunday night's launch, they made several puns with his name as they teased the new bombshell arrivals.

The question on viewers' lips is when the former health secretary will finally arrive but ITV has remained silent on the topic. Journalist Andrew Pierce joined Good Morning Britain this morning where he let slip that he's been told exactly when we can expect Mr Hancock to join the camp.

READ MORE: Matt Hancock's I'm a Celebrity absence explained

GMB presenter Susanna Reid asked Andrew if he has been watching the show, waiting for Mr Hancock's arrival, to which he promptly said shut down. He added: "I'm told he's not coming until Wednesday and I'll watch it then. But now he might have to come in now that [Olivia Attwood] has pulled out."

Olvia Attwood from Love Island fame made a shock exit yesterday after just 24 hours on the show. In a statement from ITV, the broadcaster said: "As a precautionary measure Olivia needed to leave the jungle to undergo some medical checks.

"Unfortunately, the medical team has advised it is not safe for Olivia to return to camp as there needs to be further investigation. She has been absolutely brilliant and she'll be very much missed on the show."

Andrew went on to say he doesn't know whether or not he should vote for Mr Hancock to undertake the bushtucker trials or to "get him out."


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