Matt Hancock donates just 3% of I’m A Celebrity fee to dyslexia campaign

Last Updated: January 28, 2023By Tags: , , , , ,

Matt Hancock: cross-eyed and shameless.

Remember when it was announced that Matt Hancock was going into the jungle on I’m A Celebrity, Get Me Out Of Here and he said he was doing it to raise awareness of his dyslexia campaign.

You might have expected him to donate his £320,000 fee – or at least a majority of it – to such a campaign. He doesn’t need it on his large MP’s salary, after all – and he’s also been given a £48,000 advance for his Pandemic Diaries book (to be found in the fiction section of bookstores, perhaps).

And how much has he actually donated?

Just £10,000 – and that has been split between St Peter’s Hospice and the British Dyslexia Association.

Matt Hancock has so far donated just 3% of the fee he was paid for appearing on I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! to charity, it has been revealed.

The former health secretary received £320,000 for his stint on the reality show, of which £10,000 was donated to charity, according to the register of MPs’ financial interests.

A spokesperson for Hancock told BBC News: “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.”

Let this be a lesson to ITV: Next time a politician says they’re doing a reality show to help a cause, have the extent of that help written into their contract.

Source: Matt Hancock donates just 3% of I’m a Celebrity fee | Matt Hancock | The Guardian

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One Comment

  1. Martyn Meacham January 28, 2023 at 6:40 pm - Reply

    I bet he will claim it back on his parliamentary expence account..In other words we, the tax payers will pay for it!

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