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Nottingham Post
Ryan Paton & Lana Adkin

Good Morning Britain viewers feel 'sick' as Matt Hancock breaks silence on I'm A Celebrity fee

Good Morning Britain viewers have been left sickened following Matt Hancock’s interview in which he was grilled by Richard Madley and Susanna Reid. The MP for West Suffolk was on Good Morning Britain for his first televised interview since he appeared in on I’m A Celebrity.

Mr Hancock's addition proved to be controversial as he was forced to resign during the pandemic after breaking his own social distancing rules, reports the Liverpool Echo. The former Health Secretary continued to insist his primary motivation to appear on I'm A Celebrity was to show a different side to his personality and to raise awareness of dyslexia.

However, hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley held Mr Hancock's claims to account on today's show. Richard revealed Mr Hancock received £330,000 for competing on the show and has given just £10,000 of this to charities.

Richard branded the donation a "small fraction" as he said: "If the money wasn't as important to you why have you held on to most of it?" Mr Hancock responded: "I said I didn't primarily do it for the money. I primarily did it to show who I really am. I gave a five figure sum to charity. I am really proud of the money I raised for the charity."

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Viewers of Good Morning Britain took to Twitter and branded the defence "embarrassing". Tom said: "He must enjoy being ridiculed and ripped to shreds! It’s so cringe!!"

Carla commented: "This is so cringe, my chest hurts" Donna tweeted: "Loving #GMB Susanna is putting it to Hancock"

@TheKnowledgeNow added: "#MattHancock is getting eaten alive on #Gmb this morning!"

Rachael tweeted: "This is embarrassing @GMB @MattHancock. Totally detached from reality. I’m half expecting this to be an elaborate promo for a new series of The Thick of it."

Chris said: "Matt Hancock making me sick." Will added: "#MattHancock on #GMB is boxoffice car crash TV. The man is a PR disaster to himself."

Rosemary posted: "LOL Matt Hancock squirming out of not donating a substantial amount of money from his jungle appearance! Gross!"


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