Rishi Sunak is ‘unlikely’ to be watching Matt Hancock on I’m A Celeb
Rishi Sunak is ‘unlikely’ to be watching Matt Hancock on I’m A Celeb

(left to right) Chief Secretary to the Treasury Rishi Sunak and Health Secretary Matt Hancock speaks during the second day of the Conservative Party Conference being held at the Manchester Convention Centre. Picture dated: Monday September 30, 2019. Photo credit should read: Isabel Infantes / EMPICS Entertainment.
The prime minister’s spokesman said MPs should be working hard for their constituents (Picture: EMPICS Entertainment)

Rishi Sunak is ‘unlikely’ to watch fellow Tory MP Matt Hancock on ‘I’m a Celeb’, his spokesman has confirmed.

The former health secretary has had the Conservative whip suspended following his decision to appear on the show.

Now the prime minister’s spokesman has said MPs should be ‘working hard for their consistuents’, in an apparent jab at Hancock.

It is not the first time an interaction between the pair has raised eyebrows, after Sunak snubbed his old cabinet colleague after winning the Tory leadership, in footage that was widely shared.

Asked about the West Suffolk’s MP plan to go on I’m A Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here!, Sunak’s official spokesman said: ‘The PM believes that at a challenging time for the country MPs should be working hard for their constituents, whether that is in the House or in their constituency.’

The spokesman added that it was ‘unlikely’ that the PM would be watching the programme.

Meanwhile, the deputy chairman of West Suffolk Conservative Association, Andy Drummond, said he was looking forward to seeing Hancock ‘eating a kangaroo’s penis’.

Rishi Sunak, incoming UK prime minister, center, arrives at Conservative Campaign Headquarters in London, UK, on Monday, Oct. 24, 2022. Speaking less than an hour after emerging victorious in the race to succeed??Liz Truss??as premier, the former Chancellor of the Exchequer said his party faces an existential threat, and needs to come together, according to Simon Hoare, a Tory lawmaker present at Sunaks address to MPs behind closed doors on Monday.??Photographer: Chris J. Ratcliffe/Bloomberg via Getty Images
Sunak previously snubbed Hancock after winning the Conservative leadership (Picture: Getty Images)

Mr Drummond, who is also chairman of Newmarket Conservatives, in Mr Hancock’s West Suffolk constituency, said: ‘I’m looking forward to him eating a kangaroo’s penis.

‘Quote me. You can quote me that.’

More to follow.

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