Tyla

To make sure you never miss out on your favourite NEW stories, we're happy to send you some reminders

Click 'OK' then 'Allow' to enable notifications

Not now
OK

I'm A Celebrity viewers are calling Matt Hancock's bushtucker trial the 'highlight' of their year

Lucy Devine

Published 
| Last updated 

I'm A Celebrity viewers are calling Matt Hancock's bushtucker trial the 'highlight' of their year

Featured Image Credit: ITV

Former health secretary Matt Hancock took on his first official bushtucker trial on Thursday evening, after viewers voted for him to take part in Tentacles of Terror.

And people watching it at home are calling it the 'highlight' of their year.

Loading…

In the I'm A Celebrity trial, Hancock was tasked with making his way around a series of 'tentacles' which each featured a different underwater critter - from snakes to crabs and alligators.

In each chamber, he was required to find a star before safely storing it in his bag.

Hancock explained one of his biggest fears is snakes, explaining they are "the one thing I'm really frightened of".

And as he progressed through the trial, the chambers sunk further and further under water, meaning the politician was forced to dive further to retrieve the stars.

But he seemed pretty determined, managing to bag 11 out of 11 stars for camp.

People were calling it the highlight. Credit: ITV
People were calling it the highlight. Credit: ITV

Viewers at home were glued to their screens as the West Suffolk MP took on the trial, with many saying it was the 'highlight' of their year.

One person wrote: "Highlight of my year."

While another said: "Seeing ant and dec flame matt hancock is genuinely the highlight of my life."

And it looks like Hancock could be up for Friday evening's trial too, after viewers on Twitter anticipated he could be voted in for that one too.

The eating trial requires two people to take part, and viewers are adamant that one of them will be the politician, while others wanted Boy George to be the second.

"Boy George and Matt Hancock better be in that trial," one person wrote.

While another said: "Matt Hancock better leave some room from his 11 star meal for the trial tomorrow."

And a third added: "Matt Hancock thinks he's done with trials after this he's got another thing coming."

Matt arrived in camp during Wednesday evening's episode. Credit: ITV
Matt arrived in camp during Wednesday evening's episode. Credit: ITV

Hancock arrived in camp during Wednesday evening's episode and was met with a mixed reactions from campmates.

As fans of the show will know, the former health secretary was a late addition to the camp and arrived on Wednesday evening to 'Mole Headquarters', where - along with Seann Walsh - he was tasked with taking part in a challenge before arriving in the main camp to meet the rest of the campmates.

The former health secretary has been largely criticised for accepting the offer to take part in the show.

In fact, Hancock has had the Tory whip suspended, with the Conservative chief whip, Simon Hart, saying he believed Hancock's involvement in the show was 'serious enough to warrant suspension of the whip with immediate effect'.

Topics: TV And Film, Im A Celebrity

Lucy Devine
More like this

Chosen for YouChosen for You

TV & Film

Netflix viewers say life has changed for the better after typing in '9875'

28 minutes ago

Most Read StoriesMost Read

Mum says she is so good-looking that married men ask her out when she's shopping

10 hours ago