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Mark Jefferies

Matt Hancock booed during I'm A Celebrity stars' boozy reunion at Seann Walsh gig

Matt Hancock faced a backlash as he attended a comedy gig of his jungle pal Seann Walsh - as he was booed and several audience members walked out.

Disgraced MP Matt was joined by his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo and Boy George in the audience for Seann's gig at London's Soho Theatre.

But Matt was heckled after Seann announced to the audience the MP was there, his first public outing since he confirmed he would not be standing for re-election.

Coming on stage, Seann told the audience: "Come on you can make more noise than that. Matt Hancock is here tonight."

After some booing, an elderly man stood up and said "What is that w**ker doing here?"

Matt Hancock was booed as he attended Seann Walsh's comedy gig (INSTAGRAM)

Seann tried to carry on saying: "It is sold out tonight. About a month ago I could not sell out a phone box but here we are.

"I won't bang on about Covid obviously it was a while ago now. But do you remember the 5pm briefings? "We were all sitting there around the sofa, perhaps with your family or partner. It was tense and we did not know what was going to happen. We were all sitting there every day like 'What are they going to say?' We had no idea, did we?

"Not for a second did I ever think while I was watching that TV that one day I would be in the jungle being an undercover mole with Matt Hancock. I certainly did not think that one day I would watch that man wash.

Hancock came underfire for his decision to enter I'm. A Celebrity (ITV)

"People say to me 'What was it like when Matt came through the bushes? What went through your mind?' Well I looked at him and thought 'Well at least there is one person I can beat.' You b*stards. You let Matt get further than me. What is wrong with you? Unbelievable."

The elderly man then walked out of the gig with his wife telling Seann: "You should not have let Matt Hancock in here. It is an absolute disgrace. I can't believe you joke about it.”Seann tried to calm the couple down saying: "It is a comedy show."

But the guy added: "It is not a comedy when people in families have died is it? It is not a comedy."

Hancock and Seann became friends in the jungle (ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Seann looked slightly shaken by the attack before telling the audience after they left: "I told my mum not to let my dad come. He is absolutely furious. I cannot believe this.

"Oh my God. Matt, I am going to go to a different bar after the gig. It is just some comedy, relax people."

The crowd then laughed and Seann relaxed into the rest of the gig. He later added: "That was the most awkward moment I have ever experienced in my life.

"Boy George is here as well. I should have opened with that. My mistake. The first concert my mum took me to was a Culture Club concert at Wembley Arena not then when I was 12 did I think that 20 years later I was going to be in a pool with Boy George.

Hancock and Seann were joined by singer Boy George (James Gourley/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

"For the next hour please shh then we will all go home. No-one stab Matt Ok? It is important." It feels very strange now that he came third. I don't know what is going on."

Seann posted photos on Instagram after the gig and said: "Tonight's gig was, erm, eventful. That's the last time I let my dad come to the show."

Hancock said: "Hilarious evening watching Seann's brilliant show ‘Seann Walsh Is Dead. Happy Now?’

In April, Hancock apologised after the High Court ruled government policies on discharging patients from hospital into care homes at the onset of the pandemic were "unlawful".

And in June 2021 he was forced to resign as Health secretary after CCTV footage surfaced of him embracing his aide Gina Coladangelo at a time when this would breach his own rules on physical contact. It also ended his 15 year marriage.

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