The politicians want the world to see
They’re human just like you and me.
And if it takes them making being fools,
Looking like a bunch of tools
Then that’s OK, ’cause they’re getting paid
More than the rest of us have ever made.
It really looks like he’s lost the plot
Trying to be something he’s really not.
If anyone reading this is outside of the UK and you have never heard of Matt Hancock, then he is a politician who is taking part in I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here this year. That is a reality show where ‘celebrities’ go to the jungle in Australia and do lots of tasks to win meals.
Matt Hancock was our Health Secretary when we were going into all our lockdowns. However, he was disgraced when he was caught on camera, having an affair. This was bad enough, but it also meant that he broke the social distancing rules that he was responsible for.
He is still a serving MP so it does seem really disrespectful to his constituents, buggering off to Australia when he should be doing the job he’s paid to do – with money that comes from our taxes.
However, I can see why he would want to do it. If he can show that he is human and has redeeming qualities, then perhaps he might grow his waning popularity. If I were in his shoes, I would probably be tempted to do this as one last roll of the dice. What would I have to lose? And some politicians have actually come out of that show quite well.
He also wants to promote his work in support of dyslexia and I think that is important and could do some real good. As a teacher, I can see how important this work could be for so many people.
Whatever happens, I think he was a great signing by the makers of the programme and it has certainly made me want to tune in later this month.
2 thoughts on “Matt Hancock in the Jungle”
How interesting, Rachel! I know who Hancock is; I heard about him when COVID first hit. And of course about the whole affair thing. But I didn’t know he was doing the I’m a Celebrity… show. Maybe it will make him more human, and I suppose you can’t blame him for that. But I see your point about his being in Australia when he’s got work to do. When I’m one of the ones paying a politician’s salary, I want that person working in my behalf.
I think that he’s just going to get bullied by the public. Whoever his agent is is taking a bit of a risk!