Kate Garraway Grills Matt Hancock on Controversial ‘I’m a Celebrity’ Appearance During Covid Crisis

2 min readJan 31, 2023

“Confronting Matt Hancock: Kate Garraway on his I’m a Celebrity Decision”

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Last Tuesday, ITV’s “Good Morning Britain” saw an emotional encounter between presenter Kate Garraway and former health secretary Matt Hancock. Garraway, who was unable to visit her husband Derek Draper in the hospital during his battle with Covid due to the guidelines set by Hancock, expressed her frustration with the former health secretary’s decision to enter “I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!”

Garraway emphasized the impact of the guidelines on those who were unable to visit their loved ones in the hospital. She also pointed out that Hancock’s decision to participate in the reality show, especially before answering an inquiry and when people were still grappling with the effects of the pandemic, was particularly distasteful.

In response, Hancock acknowledged the public’s discontent with his decision and stressed his desire to “contribute” to ensure that future pandemics are handled better by the government. He explained that writing a book and being open about his actions and decisions was crucial in learning from the mistakes made during the Covid pandemic.

Overall, the encounter between Kate Garraway and Matt Hancock shed light on the ongoing public frustration with the handling of the Covid pandemic and the need for accountability and improvement.