Matt Hancock: Latest News

Kate Garraway holds back tears while confronting Matt Hancock over Derek's health battle

Earlier today, on Good Morning Britain, Kate Garraway grilled MP Matt Hancock on his decision to enter the I'm A Celebrity jungle as she opened up about how the families impacted by the coronavirus pandemic felt about his choice.

The MP joined Kate and show hosts Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley on Tuesday, just days after Matt's eye-watering I'm A Celebrity fee was finally revealed.

The MP banked £320,000 for his appearance on the ITV show and was on GMB to address the matter, writes The Mirror.

Kate responded to Hancock’s explanation for his wrongdoing, as she cares for husband Derek Draper, who was hospitalised for over a year after contracting the virus.

Derek has been really ill since he was admitted to hospital in March 2020, and his journey was documented in two award-winning ITV documentaries.

Kate said that when it was announced that Matt would be entering the Australian jungle, people 'immediately' contacted her.

She said: “When you talk about the moment you fell in love and you were caught falling in love and whether it was guidelines or legal.

“The problem is that because you were Health Secretary and because at that time I couldn’t visit Derek in hospital, he couldn’t see his kids, thousands of others couldn’t go and see the people they love because they were following the guidelines.

“It was all very muddled for us out here in the world.”

Derek's health still isn't great and in October, he returned to hospital after he contracted sepsis.

Hancock nodded and Kate said that she feels that he doesn’t understand why there is such fury directed at him.

She said: “You still don’t get why people are upset. That amount of money is vast to everybody. I’m sure there are many others that went into the jungle when you did and

hospital 2020 pandemic stars GMB Coronavirus Health

Susanna Reid Matt Hancock Kate Garraway Richard Madeley Derek Draper

All news where Matt Hancock is mentioned

Matt Hancock - Charlene White’s sister reveals real reason why the Loose Women star was so heartbroken over aunt’s Covid death - - city London
Charlene White’s sister reveals real reason why the Loose Women star was so heartbroken over aunt’s Covid death
CHARLENE White’s sister Carina has revealed that their great-aunt who died from Covid became a mother figure to them after their mum tragically passed away aged 47.   The ITV newsreader, 42, was left heartbroken when her great-aunt Dell passed away from the virus in 2020 at St Thomas’ Hospital in London.  Charlene opened up about tragically losing her great-aunt while in the I’m A Celebrity camp as she slammed MP Matt Hancock, 44, for breaking social distancing guidelines through his affair with his aide Gina Coladangelo.  The Loose Women star, who shares children Florence, three, and Alfie, five, with TV producer Andy, was just 21 when her mum Dorette died from bowel cancer in 2002 which led to her looking after her younger siblings Carina and Joshua.  Reflecting on their great-aunt stepping up as a mother figure to Charlene, Carina said: “Yes the elders in our family were all very much like mother figures and with my great-aunt she was very much a kind of grandmother.  “She was there for us when my mum passed so not having her around and having to go to her funeral and stuff was very, very tough.  Read More on The SunPARKED OFF I use bags of rubble to stop neighbours taking my parking space – they hate itALL WEATHER READY Oodie fans scramble to get their hands on new outdoor hooded blanket “But in our family we have all been instilled with values and morals and strength to be able to overcome adversity and to move forward and to turn pain into strength - I think that is what we have all done following our aunt’s death.” Recalling her great-aunt’s death in the camp to the under-fire politician, Charlene said: “We couldn’t go to the hospital to go and visit her. "I had to sit by myself in the church at her funeral.