RUTHIE Henshall has "not switched on I'm A Celebrity once" after bosses signed up disgraced MP Matt Hancock. The actress said she "cannot and will not support his transformation to acceptable TV celebrity" and urged fans "don’t mistake him for a panto villain or a cheeky chap." The I'm A Celeb 2020 star said she had been inundated with requests to comment on the former Health Secretary entering the ITV jungle after her mum Gloria died following months of isolation in a care home.
Ruthie, 55, has fought for families to be given caregiver status after Matt's Covid rules meant she was left "watching my mother die through a window" during the pandemic.
The West End star finally broke her silence on this year's I'm A Celeb, hosted by Ant and Dec, last night and said in an emotional statement on Instagram: "It has taken me a while to really process my thoughts and feelings. "Whilst appearing on the show was a wonderful and life affirming experience for me, I can’t speak objectively about Mr Hancock’s inclusion in I’m a Celebrity.
READ MORE ON I'M A CELEBRITYCOCK UP I'm A Celeb campmate was 'robbed' of jungle experience by Matt HancockNOT WELCOME I'm A Celeb's Matt Hancock banned from Jonathan Ross' talk show "This is a man who brazenly flouted his own Covid laws while I fought to visit my mother during the final weeks of her life, in a care home. "This is a man who was more concerned with his own self-image than the successful protection of his fellow citizens. "This is man who feigned tears on national TV during the pandemic to garner status, while underprotected NHS staff were on the front line dealing with the ravages of covid.Read more on thesun.co.uk