Matt Hancock 's place in this year's final of I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! 2022 has caused outrage among viewers across the nation.
As angry fans vent their frustration online, with some even claiming the politician's latest public vote survival reeks of a fix, celebrities have also chucked in their two cents to express their fury.
Piers Morgan has led the famous faces voicing their disbelief that some people are actually backing the controversial MP to win the show.
The former Good Morning Britain presenter took to Twitter to write: “That Matt Hancock, who should be doing his job as an MP, may win I’m A Celebrity after his appalling handling of the pandemic & shameful sacking for breaking his own lockdown rules, is a damning indictment of the celebrification of politics & the British public’s amnesia.”
Loose Women pannelist also voiced her outrage, angrily penning: “Why is there not a criminal investigation underway regarding Matt Hancock, Michelle Mone & others and the VIP line!!! 2.5 billion worth of contracts secured without tender, PPE that was unusable and one of them is about to do the f…..g cyclone in #ImACelebrity !!!!!!!!!” [sic]
Former campmate, writer and radio DJ Danny Baker told how he’s had to stop watching this year’s show and slammed the MP as a “disgrace”.
He tweeted: “Stopped watching #ImACeleb five episodes ago when it became clear Matt Hancock was being facilitated by a pro-Tory voting block.
“@ ITV should really review what they have done here. The total trivialisation of a national tragedy. He is not ‘a character’. He is a disgrace.”
Former Blue Peter presenter Simon Thomas wrote: "@MattHancock is now strutting around the jungle like some smug Tory national hero; not the monumental cretin who threw a load of untested elderly people back into care homes."
“Who knew @imacelebrity is now an MP rehabilitation show & that people actually fall for it.”
Broadcaster Dominique Samuels fumed: “As long as slithering snakes like Matt Hancock know that they can get let off the hook by playing victim on a reality show, our politicians will continue to abuse us, laugh at us, and get away with it.”
Jennie Bond, who appeared in the 2004 series, has said that he should be begging his children and constituents for forgiveness instead of begging for votes in order to improve his flourishing reality TV career.
Speaking to The Sun, she said: "You know, he should be probably asking his wife and his children and his constituents for forgiveness, not people in the jungle and the public at large."
She added that she "doesn't buy his act", nor his "plea for forgiveness".
Explaining that she hadn't wanted him to go into the jungle in the first place because it was too much of a "prize reward", Jennie continued: "He would to swan out of there straight into the luxury hotel, into the arms of his lover and have a lovely free holiday."
Jennie said that she felt it was time he went now and that when it was first announced that he was going in she "thought this is insane" and that he "cannot surely take his salary as a politician, as an MP".
She added: "Whatever it is that he's being paid. It's entirely wrong. He should be serving his constituents."
Mike Tindall became the latest star to leave camp during Saturday evening's update from the jungle, leaving Mr Hancock, Jill Scott and Hollyoaks star Owen Warner left to battle it out to be crowned the new King or Queen of the Jungle tonight.
Since ditching his constituents in West Suffolk in favour of a few weeks Down Under, Mr Hancock's jungle stint has angered many across the country - with Covid-19 Bereaved Families for Justice launching a campaign to block the sitting MP joining this year's I'm A Celebrity line-up.
Despite being such a controversial campmate, Mr Hancock has seemingly won over a few people during his time in the jungle.
The West Suffolk MP played a prominent role in the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic and branded anyone ignoring social distancing rules and restrictions as "very selfish" prior to being caught having an extra-marital affair.
The ex-Health Sec stepped down from his role in June 2021 after he was exposed for breaking the very same social distancing rules that he had in part set in law.
The affair was exposed after Hancock was caught on CCTV canoodling with his aide Gina Coladangelo.
It is believed that the images were leaked by an insider at the Department of Health on May 6, 2021.
At the time, both Hancock and Coladangelo were married with children.
Last year, former Downing Street chief adviser Dominic Cummings alleged, "tens of thousands of people died who didn't need to die" during the early days of the COVID-19 pandemic due to what he claimed to be "criminal, disgraceful behaviour" within Downing Street under the supervision of Mr Hancock.