I'M a Celebrity favourite Carol Vorderman has taken aim at Matt Hancock as he is set to be seen entering the jungle camp tonight.

Carol posted a video on Instagram from her car on the way to be interviewed on This Morning about the 2022 series of the show, which features Boy George and Chris Moyles among others.

Alongside comedian Seann Walsh, MP Matt Hancock is set be seen by viewers of the show tonight when he takes part in the next Bushtucker Trial.

Of him, Carol, who grew up in Rhyl and Prestatyn, said: "Practising saying Matt Hancock correctly.... apparently the Han in Han-Cock is silent.

"Who knew?"

Matt Hancock's inclusion in the show has already been controversial, painting him as an almost pantomime villain before he has even appeared on screen.

His decision has drawn criticism from the Tory Party and the Prime Minister, as well as families of those lost to Covid during his time as heath secretary.


Matt Hancock has said he can still deal with “urgent constituency matters” despite being in the I’m a Celebrity jungle.

The Chester-born politician attended Farndon County Primary School and the independent King's School in Chester.

The former health secretary and West Suffolk MP said he “does not expect to serve in Government again” after taking part in the ITV reality show.

Mr Hancock said his participation would be a good way to engage with a younger audience and insisted he could be reached at any point to deal with “urgent constituency matters” despite being over 10,000 miles away from Parliament.

His comments seem to suggest he will still be contactable while in the jungle which is a privilege other camp members will not enjoy.

Earlier this week, current Prime Minister Rishi Sunak said he is "very disappointed" in Matt Hancock for joining I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

He was speaking on his way to Cop27 in Egypt and stated he supported the chief whip’s decision to suspend Mr Hancock from the Conservative Party.

Mr Sunak spoke to The Sun, saying: “I think politics is a noble profession, at its best – it can and should be – but it’s incumbent on politicians to earn people’s respect and trust.

TV presenter and author Carol, 61, was one of the breakout stars of the 2016 series of I'm a Celebrity.

She has already filmed I'm a Celebrity All Stars, celebrating 20 years of the show, in South Africa with the likes of Helen Flanagan, Paul Burrell and Fatima Whitbread.

That series will air in 2023.

Before the recording of the show, the Sun reported that a source told the tabloid: "Carol was always top of producers wish list: in some ways she was the perfect campmate.

"She was funny, outspoken and intelligent and let’s just say she gave the younger girls a run for their money in the jungle shower."