Jodie Comer has said she was "offended" by Matt Hancock joining the I'm a Celebrity jungle.
It comes as the Liverpool-born star found out that her and Stephen Graham's drama Help had won an International Emmy award. The ITV film was set in a Liverpool care home during the coronavirus pandemic as it showed the struggles that both staff and residents faced.
Taking to Instagram, Jodie described the film as "small but mighty". She went on to add that she wanted to turn the negativity towards the former Health Secretary into good.
Jodie posted a lengthy message to her fans, as she wrote: "Our small but mighty film set in a Liverpool care home during the COVID pandemic just won an International Emmy!!! I wanted to take this moment to tell you about @communityintegratedcare.
"It's one of the UK's largest health and social care charities. Their director of partnerships, John Hughes, was incredibly helpful to us when creating this film. He opened a lot of doors for us, provided us with expert advisors and even sourced many of our props and PPE."
She then turned her attention to Matt Hancock - the Tory MP who broke his own rules during the pandemic's lockdown when he was caught having an affair with his aide.
Jodie wrote: "I don't watch 'I'm a Celeb' but I along with many others find it bewildering and offensive to so many that Matt Hancock was given this opportunity, especially at this time. I figured we could turn that energy into something positive and donate to a charity like Community Integrated Care. Please join me, if you can, via the JustGiving page."
Matt is currently powering towards the final of the ITV show as five celebrities have already left the jungle this week. Many expected him to be first out but now others are suspecting that he could win. He promised to raise awareness of dyslexia during his time on the show and is reportedly donating all of his appearance fee to charity.
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