Matt Hancock’s not having the greatest week – first being assaulted by a protester on the London Underground and receiving no sympathy for it whatsoever, and now backlash following the revelation that he pocketed a £320,000 fee for appearing on ‘I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here’.
The former health secretary was already under fire for abandoning his constituents to pxss about in the jungle for a month, but it’s now been revealed he donated a measly £10,000 out of his £320k fee to charity.
A spokesperson tried playing it up to Metro:
‘As well as raising the profile of his dyslexia campaign in front of 11-million viewers, Matt’s donated £10,000 to St Nicholas Hospice in Suffolk and the British Dyslexia Association, off the back of his appearance on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here.’
Listen, £10k is still £10k and I’m sure the charity will put it to good use, but people aren’t too impressed given we now know how much Hancock made from the gig, which he shouldn’t have been involved with in the first place:
I see Hancock earned £320k for I’m A Celeb and he gave £10k of it to charity. A whole 3.1% of the fee. I thought it was all about charity and raising the profile of his dyslexia campaign.
Don’t tell me Matt was less than honest with the Great British public
— Marion Main (@marionmain3) January 27, 2023
Ridiculous. Obscene. And after all his stress on how he’d be donating part to charity just £10k? And he gets tax relief on that so it doesn’t even cost him that much. https://t.co/VKHDG7tJZU
— Jilljustwantstowrite (@JillYWhitehouse) January 27, 2023
So Matt Hancock donated £10K to charity from his £320K ITV payment. Absolute shitehawk.
— Paul K (@StanWorth2016) January 27, 2023
Matt Hancock was paid 320k for his I’m a celeb appearance. But it’s ok because he donated 10k to charity. 3%. He did however keep 97% for himself.
— Felix Shaw (@shaw2thefloor) January 27, 2023
Hancock also raked in £45,000 to take part in Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, for which he spent 80 hours filming. Not bad work if you can get it – especially when you can keep collecting your MP salary at the same time.
Unfortunately for Matt, his ‘Pandemic Diaries’ book was a total flop. Can’t win ’em all.