I’m A Celeb fans left cringing as Matt Hancock says he was thinking of girlfriend Gina during trial

Britain's Secretary of State for Health Matt Hancock walks with his aide Gina Coladangelo outside the venue for the Conservative Party annual conference in Manchester, Britain, September 29, 2019. Picture taken September 29, 2019. REUTERS/Phil Noble

MATT Hancock left fans cringing on last night’s instalment of I’m A Celeb as he revealed he thought of his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo during his latest trial.

The former Health Secretary caused uproar after HOAR exposed his secret affair with his closest aide during the pandemic.

Matt Hancock caused uproar when HOAR exposed his secret affair with aide Gina Coladangelo
Matt referenced his controversial romance with Gina when reflecting on his latest trial performance

The former health secretary won 7 stars in the Deserted Down Under trial

Matt faced his sixth trial of the series, Deserted Down Under, in which he was buried in a coffin-sized container filled with snakes.

The former Health Secretary was given just 11 minutes to unlock 11 stars, scrabbling around in near darkness for keys.

The Member of Parliament went onto win seven meals for camp as he struggled to find complete the trial in the allotted time limit.

But the West Suffolk MP left viewers cringing last night as he harked back to past events when reflecting on his performance during the trial.

The controversial personality revealed he thought of his now girlfriend, 43-year-old Gina Coladangelo, whom he had the affair with.

This was despite the former Secretary of State setting Covid rules keeping much of the country apart whilst lockdowns ravaged the UK.

He said: “It was definitely the calmest I’ve been in a trial, I thought of my children, I thought of Gina, I thought of everybody I loved, I just tried to be calm, but I wasn’t the quickest, that was the problem isn’t it.”

Matt added: “I only got seven stars out of eleven”

But viewers took to twitter raging at Matt’s reflective comments.

One wrote: “#ImACelebrity @MattHancock Thought of his kids and Gina. Yuk.”

Whilst another tweeted: “I thought of the children, I thought of Gina says Matt. Yip, that’s really going to help you redeem yourself #ImACelebrity #ImaCeleb #Imaceleb2022”.

A third user posted a snap of a pooch giving a sassy side-eye look, as they fumed: ‘”Matt: ‘i was thinking of people i loved, Gina’

This comes as a fresh wave of backlash enveloped the show as a banner was flown over the camp demanding Matt Hancock leaves.

Bosses were hit with another wave of backlash as a plane sent by angry petitioners flew over the camp, with the message: “Covid bereaved say get out of here!”

Over 44,000 people signed an appeal launched on to prevent the MP from taking part in the reality TV show.

Fans were left furious the politician was asked to take part in the show after breaking coronavirus guidelines during the pandemic.

The former Conservative MP broke his own lockdown rules with his secret affair
Matt left viewers cringing when he harked back to his secret lockdown affair with Gina