Days after protesters waved a banner demanding Matt Hancock’s exit from the ITV reality show, I’m a celebrity… get me out of here; the star left the jungle for real, but not in the way critics had hoped. The former health secretary was among three campers to grab the chance to leave the jungle for a day to enjoy less adverse survival conditions on the beach. Accompanying him were campers Sue Clever and Jill Scott.
The day’s event saw Jill, Mike Tindall and Owen Warner selected by their field mates to take on the Scareground challenge. The challenge involved the trio scrawling the names of their field mates on balls and tossing them into the bingo. Three winners were randomly selected from the bingo, earning them the chance to escape the harsh conditions of the jungle for a day.
A break from life in the jungle
As part of Winners, Matt Hancock joined Sue and Jill on a helicopter en route to their beach getaway. The trip proved to be a long-sought slice of heaven for the lucky celebrities, who had spent weeks cooking in the jungle. The lucky winners got the chance to change out of their jungle outfits for T-shirts personalized with their faces. They seemed enthusiastic about the trip, which turned out to be as unique as they had anticipated.
Photos of the trio enjoying their fun day at the beach surfaced ahead of Thursday night’s episode. Snaps showed the 44-year-old taking on the role of neighborhood chef as he holds his kebabs over a fire, accompanied by his fellow winners. Matt Hancock and his crew seemed to enjoy every moment of their time away from the I’m a celebrity jungle, knowing that he had gained something that his fellow campmates also wanted.
Prior to selection, Mike Tindall admitted that a day at the beach with barbecue, surf and turf looked “absolutely amazing, while Chris Moyles has expressed his intention to become one of the lucky winners. Campers have even tried to win Owen Wilson a spot on the beach by writing his name on multiple balls. Sadly, neither of them made the cut.
Matt Hancock is still crushing his I’m A Celebrity Adventures
The holiday comes just days after a plane carrying an anti-Matt Hancock banner swept through the campsite. COVID-19 Families Mourning for Justice, the group that supported the protest, said the former health secretary did not deserve a place in the jungle due to his past misconduct. So far, they have riled up several people against the 44-year-old, with the petition calling for his removal garnering around 45,000 signatures.
However, their effort only seems to intensify the show’s popularity, with Matt having been thriving since his arrival. In addition to gaining more screen time, the icon participated in almost every challenge, somehow managing to make it through without any problems. His latest win proves that luck is on Matt Hancock’s side.