MATT Hancock has reportedly broken isolation rules as he prepares to enter the I’m a Celebrity jungle.
Ahead of their time on the show the stars are forced to cut contact with the outside world.
Matt is said to have broken strict isolation rulesCredit: ITV
He’s risked the wrath of his campmates after some struggled with being cut off from their loved-onesCredit: Rex
But former Health Secretary Matt, 44, is said to have been allowed to continue using his phone and laptop, as well as being able to have Zoom conversations with his personal advisor.
A source said: “Matt has been given a different arrangement during his isolation period to the other contestants.
“He has been allowed his phone and laptop so that he can carry on working and keep in touch with his constituents.”
Matt has risked the wrath of his future campmates before even meeting them after some of them struggled with the tough isolation rules.
The insider added to the Daily Mail: “Some feel he has been given preferential treatment ahead of his time on the show, especially as stars such as Charlene [White] have found the isolation process extremely difficult and emotionally draining.”
It comes after The Sun revealed Matt could miss out on doing Bushtucker Trials after suffering from a secret health condition.
The Tory MP is the bookies’ favourite to break the all-time trial record of seven held by music producer Naughty Boy – and viewers have made it clear they’re desperate to vote for Matt to do nasty challenges.
But they might not get the chance to make the former Health Secretary suffer after all, as we can reveal that Matt got trench foot while filming Celebrity SAS Who Dares Wins and it might not have cleared up.
A source said: “When he was filming SAS Who Dares Wins in October, Matt got trench foot – in fact, a lot of the cast did. It can take up to six months to recover from that, so any water-based tasks or swimming trials would be bad news for his feet.”
Matt is expected to enter the jungle this week alongside fellow latecomer, comedian Seann Walsh.