How much is Matt Hancock being paid for I’m a Celebrity 2022?
Posted by  badge Boss on Nov 07, 2022 - 07:37AM
Matt Hancock is reportedly leaving the jungle with a heavy wallet (Picture: Rex/ITV / Getty)

’s upcoming arrival into the I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! camp has sparked a mixed reaction up and down the country.

The former health secretary, who was previously , was announced as the 12th contestant and will be joining the likes of royal  and Coronation Street actress Sue Cleaver.

Shortly after the surprising news of Mr Hancock’s addition to the show – which starts tonight and is returning to Australia for the first time in two years – Mr Hancock was as filming for the show takes place more than 10,000 miles away from his constituency.

Chief chip Simon Hart MP said earlier this week: ‘Following a conversation with Matt Hancock, I have considered the situation and believe this is a matter serious enough to warrant suspension of the whip with immediate effect.’

With the likes of(£879,000) to take part in the beloved series, how much is the politician being paid for his appearance?

How much is Matt Hancock being paid for I’m A Celebrity?

The politician is believed to enter the jungle as a late arrival (Picture: Getty Images Europe)

It was recently reported that the MP will be getting a cheque of around , which resulted in broadcaster Piers Morgan ’

‘Matt’s pay deal with I’m A Celebrity is around £400,000 which is one of the largest ever show fees to have been paid out,’ an insider said.

‘was keen for viewers to think the deal was worth around £150,000 but in reality it’s over double that.’

The source added to The Sun: ‘They asked him to be on the show three times in a matter of weeks and the money definitely helped seal the deal.’

It was previously reported that  to St Nicholas Hospice Care, a charity he raised almost £8,000 for at last year’s  Marathon.

Ant and Dec are back on presenting duties, of course (Picture: REX)

Mr Hancock is also  during his jungle stint.

The costs are paid out through the(IPSA) under an official scheme intended to support MPs who have to travel to Westminster from constituencies outside London.  

A spokesperson for IPSA said: ‘We would still pay certain costs while an MP is away. Claims for this autumn can be made up to 90 days after the cost is incurred and will be published in the new year.’ 

Mr Hancock has justified his appearance by saying ‘it’s a great opportunity to talk directly to people who aren’t always interested in politics’.

He also told  that he hasn’t ‘lost his marbles’ and wants to use his ‘freedom and time’ as a backbench MP to raise awareness of dyslexia.  

I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! launches Sunday, November 6 on ITV.