Matt Hancock cashes in a whopping £45k for Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins stint

Disgraced MP Matt Hancock was paid a whopping £45k to appear on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

The former Health Secretary, who just finished his controversial stint on ITV’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! declared his fee for taking part in the SAS show in the latest Commons Register of Interests.

Celebrity SAS sees famous faces put through a gruelling two weeks where they undergo elements of the actual Special Forces selection course.

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Matt, 44, spent the beginning of October filming abroad for the show, with stars including former model Melinda Messenger, singer Gareth Gates, and TOWIE's James Argent. It is likely to be aired next summer.

His absence as an MP went unexplained for a fortnight during the shoot, as filming fell within the recess for the Tory party conference.

Hancock is also reported to be taking home £400,000 for his appearance in the jungle.

It is understood Mr Hancock annoyed Channel 4 bosses by appearing in I’m A Celebrity on ITV before Celebrity SAS was screened.

The MP has said he will give some of his fee for appearing on I’m A Celebrity to charity, but has declined to say how much.

He has not said whether he will give away any of the cash earned from Celebrity SAS.

The MP has faced mounting criticism for his appearance on I’m A Celeb after her placed third during the series finale on Sunday, claiming 21.7% of the initial public vote.

This placed him behind former England footballer Jill Scott in first place and Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner as runner-up.

During the post-series Coming Out Show tomorrow, he will be seen exiting the campsite to be reunited with his partner Gina Coladangelo and attending a wrap party.

In footage to be screened tomorrow, he is seen asking her: "Of course I'm curious to how it's gone, was I authentically me?"

Ms Coladangelo replies: "It took a few days I felt for you to relax.”

Mr Hancock adds: "When I was being grilled in the early days, I felt like people were asking me on behalf of the British public.

"I knew going in it would be controversial but I also know millions of people have voted for me."

Hancock drew more criticism for his action when he spent his first day out of the jungle attending parties and swanky events rather than returning to his parliamentary duties in the UK.

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