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Matt Hancock higher at Bushtucker trials than medical trials, says Andy Burnham



The Mayor of Larger Manchester says Matt Hancock is “higher at bushtucker trials, than medical trials” as the previous well being secretary continues his run on I’m A Superstar…Get Me Out Of Right here!

ndy Burnham mentioned he didn’t suppose Hancock was a “unhealthy particular person” however that his determination to seem on the ITV actuality present demonstrated “unhealthy judgement”.

It comes because the West Suffolk MP prevented elimination for the sixth time, after radio DJ Chris Moyles was voted off on Thursday’s present.

Talking on BBC’s Query Time about Hancock’s time within the jungle, Burnham mentioned: “He’s clearly higher at showbiz than he’s at politics…higher at Bushtucker trials than medical trials, for positive.”

He continued: “He’s not, for my part, a foul particular person, however it’s a unhealthy judgement as a result of politicians must be about we – what’s good for us.

“However that is all about me, isn’t it, me, me and my state of affairs and a cost-of-living disaster for his constituents.

“(There) are issues that he must be right here answering for, not within the jungle making an attempt to curry favour with different celebrities and the British public.”

Hancock held the submit of well being secretary throughout the vast majority of the coronavirus disaster, throughout which era the vaccine was developed and examined.

Moyles, 48, advised hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly he was “gutted” that Hancock was extra well-liked than him after making his exit from the present.

Throughout his 20 days within the Australian jungle, the DJ had moments of highs and lows and struggled all through the collection when confronted with Bushtucker trials.

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After his exit, he advised McPartlin and Donnelly: “I’m gutted that Matt Hancock is extra well-liked than me, what the bejesus is occurring?”

Moyles admitted it was troublesome for him residing alongside the previous well being secretary in camp, saying: “I actually struggled with it, to be truthful.

“After which what I did was, as a result of I slagged him a bit, I separated Matt Hancock with Matt as a result of we have been residing with this man, and he was doing his greatest to win us stars for meals and all the things and chipping in so I needed to separate the 2.

“Matt Hancock I’ve bought main points with however Matt – much less points.”

The radio DJ entered the jungle alongside actuality star Olivia Attwood by leaping out of a chopper which he mentioned was an actual achievement for him as he doesn’t like heights or helicopters.

Throughout his time within the jungle, Moyles had a lot of low-scoring performances within the trials and earlier within the episode, he solely managed to safe one star out of a doable six alongside campmate Owen Warner.

Requested why he discovered it so troublesome, Moyles mentioned: “I’m terrified of all the things and I do know this now.

“I’m an anxious, scared man that’s solely snug in a radio studio. So I wasn’t lower out for almost all of this life.”

Elsewhere in Thursday’s episode, Moyles had questioned Hancock concerning the interior workings of Westminster and the way an MP can transfer between Cupboard workplaces with out prior expertise within the space.

Hancock replied: “The job of the minister is to not be the subject material skilled. After all, it is advisable to become familiar with the subject material, however that’s solely half the job.

“There’s a load of transferable expertise: Dealing with Parliament, speaking with the general public, taking selections successfully, after which you have got the subject material consultants who advise you on all of it.”

Moyles mentioned: “I’m beginning to suppose now, to be Minister of Transport, all you want is a automobile. And to be Minister of Well being all you want is to be respiratory.”

The radio presenter added: “Fascinating speaking to him, nevertheless, he has little interest in me, my life, my job. He’s a humorous little fish, isn’t he?”

Hancock has additionally confronted criticism from throughout the political divide for becoming a member of the fact present at a time when Parliament is sitting.

I’m A Superstar…Get Me Out Of Right here! continues on Friday at 9.15pm on ITV1 and ITV Hub.

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