JEREMY Hunt has taken a sly dig at Matt Hancock after he ate grim animal parts in the I’m A Celebrity jungle.
The Chancellor joked the only job worse than his involves eating testicles in the jungle.
Jeremy Hunt said the only job worse than his involves eating testicles in the jungle just days before the budgetCredit: Reuters
Matt Hancock ate camel’s penis, sheep’s vagina and a cow’s anusCredit: Universal News & Sport
In an interview with The Sunday Times, Mr Hunt said: “I think eating testicles in the jungle is literally the only job in the world that’s worse than mine.”
It comes just a few days before the budget is due to be announced.
The nation is bracing for the Autumn Statement, which will slash £35 billion in public spending while hiking taxes to raise £25 billion.
Writing in the Sun on Sunday ahead of Thursday’s announcement Mr Hunt warned: “I wish I could paint a better picture, or tell Sun on Sunday readers that everything will be fine. But I can’t do that.”
Activists soon slammed Hancock, 44, for devouring the animal parts branding him “abhorrent”.
Kate Rae, of the Wild Camel Protection Foundation, told The Sun: “Why would anyone want to eat a penis from any animal?
“It’s supposed to be funny and yes, people may laugh, but animals are becoming endangered enough as it is with changing climates and other threats.
“And you would expect MPs like Mr Hancock to be setting an example — but this is abhorrent and just odd.”
Matt – who had the Conservative whip removed for appearing on the show – also ate a fish eye and was forced to drink blended meal worms to win stars for food.
Meanwhile, Stanley Johnson, father of former prime minister Boris Johnson and a former contestant on the show, told the BBC Mr Hancock is on “a kind of journey of redemption”.
Mr Johnson said: “I think that there is a case here that he is working something out.”
In the episode Hancock said: “Do you know what it is actually, what I’m really looking for is a bit of forgiveness, that’s what I’m really looking for.”
The serving MP has come under fire for signing up for the reality show and leaving his West Sussex constituents.