Matt Hancock appears to have been tipped for another reality show if comments made by his former campmate Scarlette Douglas are anything to go by. The pair got to know each other while appearing on this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here.
While A Place In The Sun host Scarlette was the second to leave the camp in the Australian jungle, former health secretary Matt Hancock made it all the way to the final where he finished in third place behind Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner and former Lioness, and now Queen of the Jungle, Jill Scott.
And it appears Matt, 44, made friends despite his shock appearance on the ITV reality show as he's been seen hanging out with a few of the stars of the 2022 series. Earlier this week the MP attended Seann Walsh's comedy gig alongside Boy George. He later posted a picture to Instagram of him having drinks after the Soho Theatre gig with his partner Gina Coladangelo and his former campmates.
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Matt captioned his post: "Hilarious evening watching @seannwalsh’s brilliant show ‘Seann Walsh Is Dead. Happy Now?’ Funny who you bump into! @boygeorgeofficial." And Seann also shared the picture with the comment: "Campmates reunited. This will never be normal!!! Thanks to all that came to the show tonight."
And now, Matt has been seen busting some moves with Scarlette as he and Gina headed to Capital's Jingle Bell Ball with the first of two shows being held at the O2 Arena in London on Saturday night (December 10). Matt posted a video himself and the TV presenter attempting the Electric Slide after she showed him the ropes in the jungle.
In the TikTok video, runner-up Owen could be seen filming the pair for a series of clips he later posted to his Instagram Story. The Channel 4 soap's Romeo Nightingale actor was heard cheering them both on. Scarlette then shared the video and wrote: "Look who’s been practising," followed by laughing face emojis.
Then, re-sharing Matt's clip of them dancing, Scarlette added: "Get him on Strictly!!!" as Matt asked in a poll: "Who did it better?" with the options being him or Scarlette. He also shared a snap of the trio to his main Instagram grid, writing: "What a night at the Jingle Bell Ball with @missscardoug & @_owenwarner." He added: "Check out my TikTok for my dance-off with Scarlette."
And fans were full of support. @showell.laura said: "I feel like you're having the time of your life. Good luck to you." @gladysgranel replied: "Glad to see people getting along." @christopher_uk shared: "Lovely photo and even lovelier to see the friendships that have been made!" @irenesollinger51 added: "Fantastic to see you being yourself looks like you had a brilliant night."
It comes after Matt announced he won’t be standing for the Conservatives in the next general election. In a letter to Prime Minister Rishi Sunak, Matt said it has been an "honour" to serve as the MP for West Suffolk but said he now wants "to do things differently". He said: "I am incredibly grateful for the loyal members of my team in Suffolk, in Parliament, in Government, and in the NHS who helped make all this possible.
"I am proud to have supported you to become Prime Minister and wish you the best in facing the challenges ahead." He added: "I want to do things differently. I have discovered a whole new world of possibilities which I am excited to explore. New ways for me to communicate with people of all ages and from all backgrounds.
"It has been an honour to serve in Parliament and represent the people of West Suffolk. I will play my part in the debate about the future of our country and engage with the public in new ways."
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