Stanley Johnson thinks Matt Hancock could win 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'

Stanley Johnson speaking at the Conservative Party Conference in Manchester. Picture date: Tuesday October 5, 2021. Photo credit should read: Matt Crossick/Empics
Stanley Johnson thinks Matt Hancock could win. (Matt Crossick/Empics)

Boris Johnson's dad Stanley Johnson has said he thinks Matt Hancock could go all the way and win I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

The ex-health secretary has come under fire for going on the ITV reality show, with his parliamentary whip being suspended.

But former politician Johnson, who went into the jungle himself a few years ago, suggested that Hancock could turn things around a bit.

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The 82-year-old opened up on This Morning as he appeared alongside Georgia Toffolo, who won his series of the reality show.

Matt Hancock has joined the jungle show. (ITV)
Matt Hancock has joined the jungle show. (ITV)

"I watched last night... I thought he was superb," he said of Hancock's Busktucker trial.

"I cannot believe that Matt Hancock got 11 stars."

"He did prove himself and if redemption comes through suffering, he's on his way," he added.

Johnson said that he thought Hancock was "going to earn his spurs" in the competition, where he's in the camp alongside the likes of pop icon Boy George, radio legend Chris Moyles and Loose Women star Charlene White.

"I think he's going to go from strength to strength," he said.

"He may follow you, Toff."

File photo dated 25/11/18 of former I'm A Celebrity??? Get Me Out Of Here! winner Georgia Toffolo who has slammed Matt Hancock for signing up for the reality show saying she has never been more embarrassed about the Conservative Party. Issue date: Friday November 4, 2022.
Georgia Toffolo won her series of the show. (PA)

Hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O'Leary asked if he thought Hancock could go on to be crowned King of the Jungle.

And Johnson replied: "I think he could.

"I absolutely think he could win it."

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Johnson and Made In Chelsea star Toffolo were campmates on the ITV programme in 2017. Johnson was the fifth celebrity to be eliminated from the competition and Toffolo went on to triumph and was crowned Queen of the Jungle.

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