Real reason Matt Hancock has disappeared from I’m A Celebrity

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MATT Hancock has gone missing from recent I’m A Celeb episodes after turning dull in the jungle, show sources say.

Viewers have claimed the shamed former Health Secretary, 44, has been edited out by producers who have decided “his time is up”.

I’m A Celeb fans claim Matt Hancock, 44, has been edited out by producers
MP Hancock was slammed for taking part in the ITV reality show

He has had very little air time this week following wall-to-wall exposure after he joined the competition.

Campmates were becoming concerned it was turning into the “The Matt Show” after he faced six Bushtucker Trials in a row.

The public voted to punish him for his mismanagement during the pandemic and his rule-breaking affair with ex-aide Gina Coladangelo.

And contestants including Charlene White, 42, and Boy George, 61, have quizzed the West Sussex MP about his time in Westminster.

But a source said that since then, it has become very difficult to include him.

They added: “Since Matt stopped being voted to tackle Bushtucker Trials and the campmates had finished grilling him, he’s just not involved in as many conversations.

“He is very quiet. He stepped down as camp leader to make way for Mike Tindall, which basically meant he blended into the background of camp life.

“He’s slotted into the camp dynamic so has become part of the furniture rather than a hugely divisive figure.

“Which, of course, means he’s not providing many funny or interesting moments that make the cut.”

I’m A Celeb fans took to social media to complain. Katrina Dunkley wrote: “Notice how tonight Matt is getting no air time!”

Julian Hilaire added: “Matt getting less air time. Have ITV decided his time is up?”

Matt has been seen in only a few chats this week, in one of which he told how his family’s firm hit the skids when he was 14 and they nearly lost their home.

His other role in Tuesday night’s show was belting out Queen’s I Want To Break Free at the Jungle Arms.