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Matt Hancock has been paid £45k to go on SAS: Who Dares Wins before I’m A Celebrity stint

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Matt Hancock appears to have become a bit of a reality TV star after it’s emerged that he’s also been paid £45,000 for an appearance on SAS: Who Dares Win.

The politician, who was suspended as an MP for his recent stint on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here will be back on our screens showing once again that he’s a ‘human’ next year.

The former health secretary has declared the £45k payment today in an update to the MPs’ Register of Interests.

It’s understood that he filmed an episode of the Channel 4 series before he flew out to join celebs including Boy George and Jill Scott on ITV’s show in Australia.

Unlike Hancock’s most recent reality TV run, the SAS: Who Dares Wins episode was filmed while parliament was in recess, between 24 September and 8 October.

Matt Hancock will reportedly appear on SAS: Who Dares Wins next year. Credit: Channel 4

The show puts both famous faces and ordinary contestants through a mock-special forces training expedition.

Their mental, emotional and physical strength is tested through challenges like cold-water swims, abseils, marathon hikes and interrogations.


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Hancock is expected to face his peers for the first time since going on TV when he returns to parliament on Wednesday.

He eventually placed third in I’m A Celebrity, losing out on the crown to Jill Scott MBE and Owen Warner.

He was greeted as he left the jungle by Gina Colangelo – their affair led to Hancock’s resignation after footage emerged of them kissing while Covid restrictions were still in place.

Featured image: Channel 4