The former Health Secretary Matt Hancock has been paid £400,000 to appear on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here.
The Tory MP will walk out of the Australian jungle with a packed wallet whilst millions of Brits are suffering with the cost of living and energy crisis.
An insider said, “Matt’s pay deal with I’m A Celebrity is around £400,000 which is one of the largest ever show fees to have been paid out.
“ITV was keen for viewers to think the deal was worth around £150,000 but in reality it’s over double that.”
The source told The Sun, “They asked him to be on the show three times in a matter of weeks and the money definitely helped seal the deal.”
The Tory MP said that he will donate a certain amount of his £400,000 to St Nicholas Hospice Care.
The source added to the newspaper, that “Matt will be making a donation to St Nicholas Hospice in Suffolk, and he will, of course, declare the amount he receives from the show to Parliament to ensure complete transparency, as normal.”
Defending his decision to appear on ITV’s programme following a huge backlash from the public Hancock said, “It’s our job as politicians to go to where the people are – not to sit in ivory towers in Westminster.
“There are many ways to do the job of being an MP. Whether I’m in camp for one day or three weeks, there are very few places people will be able to see a politician as they really are.”