I'm A Celeb: Matt Hancock gushes over girlfriend Gina Coladangelo

‘It’s going to be great from here on!’: Matt Hancock gushes over girlfriend Gina Coladangelo and apologises for being in the jungle for so long in a new clip of their reunion on I’m A Celebrity

Matt Hancock gushed over his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo in a new clip of their reunion after his exit from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!.

The former Health Secretary, 44, told his partner, 45, ‘I love you so much’ as they shared a kiss before he apologised for being in the Australian jungle for so long.

His partner travelled more than 9,000 miles to meet him on the iconic bridge when he came in third place and was eliminated from the ITV reality show. 

Sweet: Matt Hancock gushed over his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo in a new clip of their reunion after his exit from I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

Greeting Gina in the sweet moment, he said: ‘You look amazing, I love you so much. I’m so sorry it’s been this long. It’s going to be great from here on in.’

In the new clips, set to air on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! The Coming Out Show on Thursday, Matt also told Gina he was curious to know what she thought of his time on the show.

The Tory MP said he was aware of the controversy around his decision to appear on the show, saying he felt his fellow campmates were ‘grilling’ him on behalf of the British public.

In the car on the way back to the production site, Matt asked Gina: ‘Of course I’m curious to how it’s gone, was I authentically me?’ 

Reunited: The former Health Secretary, 44, told his partner, 45, ‘I love you so much’ as they shared a kiss before he apologised for being in the Australian jungle for so long

To which Gina replied: ‘It took a few days I felt for you to relax.’ 

Matt then added: ‘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.’

On the drive back, Matt also broke into song and belted out an Ed Sheeran song – after he sang the singer’s track Perfect in the jungle – much to Gina’s embarrassment.

After returning to the hotel, Matt also asked Gina whether she liked his ‘terminator walk’, referring to his calm walk at the start of the iconic Celebrity Cyclone trial.

Reflecting: In clips, set to air on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! The Coming Out Show on Thursday, Matt also told Gina he was curious to know what she thought of his time on the show 

Back at the hotel, Matt asked: ‘Did I look cool doing the terminator walk?’, to which Gina replied laughing: ‘It was special.’ 

Speaking about Matt’s stint in the jungle, Gina also admitted that Matt ‘underestimated’ the scale of the reaction that he would receive. 

‘I think it’s fair to say that Matt underestimated the scale of the reaction to him coming into the jungle,’ she said.

‘He’s made of tough stuff, this summer we trekked around Mont Blanc together in 4 days.

‘My last words to him were just be yourself, be the Matt I know and it’ll go really well.’

Amusing: After returning to the hotel, Matt also asked Gina whether she liked his ‘terminator walk’, referring to his calm walk at the start of the iconic Celebrity Cyclone trial

Controversy: Speaking about Matt’s stint in the jungle, Gina also admitted that Matt ‘underestimated’ the scale of the reaction that he would receive 

Matt came in third place on I’m A Celebrity, being beaten only by Jill Scott and Owen Warner, who came in first and second place respectively.

At the wrap party, Matt said he just wanted to be himself and allow the public to see his personality during his stint on the show.

‘I wanted to go into the jungle to experience it, but also be myself and being in the jungle allowed people to see that,’ he said.

The Queen of the Jungle Jill also said of her journey: ‘The aim was never to be Queen of the jungle, just to complete the journey. I still can’t believe it, it’s going to take a while for it to sink in.’

Finalists: Matt came in third place on I’m A Celebrity, being beaten only by Jill Scott and Owen Warner, who came in first and second place respectively

Matt joined his co-stars to celebrate just hours after his girlfriend made the 10,000-mile journey back to England.

Gina, 45, was spotted at Brisbane Airport with Queen of the Jungle Jill Scott and her fiancée Shelley Unitt.

Matt is due back in Parliament on Friday but experts predict he could bag himself £2million from endorsement deals and appearances if he steps back from politics. 

During Sunday’s final, Matt said he decided to join the show because he said politicians aren’t viewed as ‘human enough’ by the public.

‘I just wanted to show what I’m like as a person. Lots of people come to me with pre-conceived ideas for obvious reasons, but I just wanted to be myself,’ he said.

‘Politicians as a whole, we don’t come across as human enough. This is an extreme way of doing that.’

‘People think they know me, but they don’t. They know Matt Hancock from the TV and the media,’ he added. 

Dedicated: His partner travelled more than 9,000 miles to meet him on the iconic bridge when he came in third place and was eliminated from the ITV reality show 

I’m A Celeb 2022: Emotional Matt Hancock is reunited with girlfriend Gina Coladangelo after finishing third 

Matt Hancock came in third place as he was the ninth celebrity to leave the jungle during the I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! final on Sunday.

He defied all expectations in making the grand final and, after his exit, Matt admitted entered the jungle because he wanted to show the ‘lighter side’ to his personality.

‘I know it was controversial me coming here, I know people said people in your position shouldn’t put themselves in embarrassing situations,’ he explained.

‘There is a lighter side to everyone’s personality. I went in clear I was going to be totally myself, as if the cameras weren’t on.’ 

Matt also addressed the controversy about his decision to enter the jungle, admitting he was nervous to meet the other campmates. 

He said: ‘When I first walked in, there was just Seann [Walsh], and we got slightly giddy. He makes everyone look good as he laughs at everyone’s jokes. When we walked into main camp and discovered some of the existing dynamics, that was tough.’

Matt was famously questioned by ITV newsreader Charlene White over his handling of the coronavirus pandemic and how he broke his own social distancing guidelines when he was caught having an affair with aide Gina Coladangelo.

Addressing the moment, Matt said he was ‘grateful’ to his fellow campmates for being able to have ‘grown-up conversations’ despite their strong feelings. 

Career: Matt is due back in Parliament on Friday but experts predict he could bag himself £2million from endorsement deals and appearances if he steps back from politics

He said: ‘We managed to talk about some important things, not just politics narrowly but dyslexia, especially with Jill and George about growing up gay, all sorts of interesting conversations.’

Speaking of his campmates confronting him about why he was on the show, he added: ‘Some of those grillings were really enjoyable and a release, because I could say exactly what I thought, but some were really emotional. 

‘I felt it, but what I was able to do and what I was grateful for is that we had really grown-up conversations about it. We had strong feelings but there wasn’t any aggro.’

I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! The Coming Out Show tomorrow at 9.15pm on Thursday on ITV1 and ITV Hub.

Personality: During Sunday’s final, Matt said he decided to join the show because he said politicians aren’t viewed as ‘human enough’ by the public 

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