Former well being secretary Matt Hancock says his newest look in a actuality TV present was “one of many hardest bodily and psychological issues” he has ever performed.
The MP – who was forced to resign from government after being caught breaking his personal COVID steering by kissing his then-mistress Gina Coladangelo in his workplace – has already filmed his stint on Channel 4’s Celeb SAS: Who Dares Wins, earning him £45,000 for 80 hours’ work.
It’s his second spell on our screens since leaving workplace, after he took half in ITV’s I am A Celeb Get Me Out Of Right here, incomes him an even heftier fee of £320,000 – although he donated simply over 3% of the cost to charity.
However getting into the jungle additionally led to an enormous backlash from politicians and COVID-bereaved households, ending with him being booted out of the Conservative Party and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak saying he was “very upset” in his former colleague.
Talking forward of his Channel 4 debut, which can see 16 celebrities being put by SAS choice challenges in North Vietnam, Mr Hancock stated: “Being on SAS was like nothing else I’ve ever skilled. It is one of many hardest bodily and psychological issues I’ve ever performed.
“It actually opens your eyes and makes you look into your self.”
The 44-year-old added: “After coming by essentially the most difficult interval as well being secretary throughout the pandemic, I wished to push my limits.
“It is protected to say the course examined my resilience.”
Different stars that can be a part of him on the gruelling course embody singer Gareth Gates, mannequin and presenter Melinda Messenger, and former actuality TV star James Argent.
The primary episode of the brand new collection will air at 9.30pm on 26 September.