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I’m A Celebrity viewers make complaint as Matt Hancock gets stung by scorpion

Viewers weren't very sympathetic

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I’m A Celebrity tonight (Sunday, November 13) saw Matt Hancock get stung by a scorpion while in camp.

If the MP was expecting viewers to be sympathetic he was wrong, as they soon tired of him repeatedly mentioning it.

Matt Hancock stung by scorpion on I'm A Celebrity tonight
Matt was stung by a scorpion on the show tonight (Credit: ITV)

Matt Hancock stung by scorpion on I’m A Celebrity tonight

If things weren’t bad enough for Matt on I’m A Celebrity – what with being voted for every trial by the public – things got worse tonight.

In a shocking stroke of bad luck, the 44-year-old was stung by a scorpion while in camp.

Crying out in pain, explaining to his campmates that he felt as though he’d just been bitten on his finger.

“Ow, that really hurts! I’ve got no splinter. Ow, that really hurts… it’s like I must have been bitten by something,” he said.

He then moved some stuff around, revealing the cause of his pain – a small scorpion.

“Oh yeah! Wow, look at that! A scorpion. I’ve been stung by a scorpion!” he said.

The camera then revealed a small scorpion sitting on Matt’s pack.

Matt Hancock crying out in pain on I'm A Celebrity tonight
Matt was in a lot of pain following the incident (Credit: ITV)

Scorpion sting leaves Matt in pain on I’m A Celebrity tonight

Things then took a worrying turn as Matt confessed he was in a bit of pain and feeling “dizzy”.

“It was so painful… it hurts a lot and I’m feeling slightly dizzy,’ he admitted.

“Sit, sit, sit…,” Scarlette Douglas said. Matt then took a seat and applied a plaster to his wound.

“He looked like he wanted to cry,” Scarlette then said in the Bush Telegraph.

Boy George wasn’t very sympathetic of Matt’s scorpion sting. “How does that happen, of all the people that could get stung by a scorpion,” he said in the Bush Telegraph.

“I’m not laughing, I’m sure it was horrible but…,” he said, before bursting into laughter.

“Basically it’s like two times a bee sting,” Matt told his campmates.

Later, before his trial, Matt spoke to Ant and Dec about his incident.

“I’ve had quite a full-on morning as I got stung by a scorpion. It was unbelievably painful,” he said.

“It was really painful – it still hurts! But they say the smaller scorpions they just hurt, they don’t kill you.”

Matt Hancock in pain on I'm A Celebrity tonight
Viewers weren’t very sympathetic (Credit: ITV)

Viewers make same complaint

Fans of the show weren’t sympathetic, and they quickly tired at the fact that Matt kept mentioning his scorpion sting.

Some took to Twitter to complain about the Tory MP constantly mentioning his sting.

“Did Matt get stung by a scorpion does anyone know??” one viewer sarcastically tweeted.

“Did Matt Hancock get stung by a scorpion? He hasn’t said?” another joked.

“New drinking game, take a shot every time Matt Hancock says he got stung by a scorpion,” a third wrote.

“Sorry, did I miss something? Matt Hancock got stung by a scorpion? Thank goodness he didn’t go on and on and on and on and on and on about it,” another said.

Not everyone was making fun of Matt tonight though.

“I am actually really starting to like Matt,” one viewer tweeted.

Read more: I’m A Celebrity: Boy George prompts complaints amid plea to ITV over Bushtucker Trial

I’m A Celebrity continues tomorrow (Monday, November 14) at 9pm on ITV and ITV Hub.

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Robert Emlyn Slater
Senior Writer