I’m A Celeb fans reveal biggest fear ahead of Matt Hancock’s jungle debut tonight


I’M A CELEBRITY has landed one of its most anticipated campmates ever in the shape of Matt Hancock, though fans are beginning to have one major fear ahead of his debut. 

On Wednesday night’s episode, Hancock is due to make his debut in the jungle alongside Seann Walsh, with the pair immediately set a bushtucker trial before meeting their campmates. 

Matt Hancock will enter I’m A Celebrity tonight
Hancock will take on his first bushtucker trial tonight

However, with the former Health Secretary already not in many viewers good books, fans fear that he’ll be voted for every single trial – and it’ll make the show boring. 

“I hope it don’t turn into the Matt Hancock show,” wrote one disgruntled viewer on Instagram.

“‘I wonder if it’s gonna get boring though because the public are just gunna want to pick him to do every trial,” said another. 

While another figured out a way around it for viewers annoyed at his participation and said: “it’s better to not vote for him at all until it comes to voting out and have him first out (no doubt itv won’t allow that though)”.

The fear clearly isn’t unfounded, with I’m A Celebrity viewers having a habit of picking out one terrified celebrity and making them repeatedly do trials. 

Gillian McKeith was iconically voted to participate in every trial she was eligible for, prompting her to eventually “collapse” live on air after finding out she was chosen again for a sixth trial. 

Outspoken Janice Dickinson holds the title for most trials ever during the course of their stay, doing eight before being voted out. 

Last year, producer Naughty Boy was given seven trials before being the fourth voted out. 

Due to his role in the coronavirus lockdown, Hancock has already proven to be divisive among viewers, particularly as the Tory MP is technically still a sitting member of parliament, but is participating while the government is still in session. 

There has already been traction with petitions to get Hancock voted in for every trial, with an attempt to ban him from the show completely ultimately failing.

He’s being paid an estimated £400,000 for his participation on the show – one of the highest fees ever.

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! airs weekdays at 9pm on ITV. 

Some viewers fear Hancock doing every trial will become ‘boring’

Matt Hancock will spend the next week in the ITV jungle