The West Suffolk MP, who lost the Tory whip for his appearance in I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here!, has already said he will retire at the next general election.

The creation of television broadcasting and programming company Greenhazel, first reported by Sunday People, suggests that Hancock is looking forward to more opportunities in television.

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Matt Hancock was health secretary for nearly three years before being forced to resign (PA)

Mr Hancock is listed as the only company director to have registered with Companies House in January at an address in Newmarket, Suffolk.

Mr Hancock’s stint in the Australian jungle on the ITV reality show earned him £320,000 last year, of which £10,000 was donated to charity.

He also won £45,000 for participating in Channel 4’s Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

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Matt Hancock’s time as health secretary ended after he was caught breaking his own Covid-19 rules on social distancing (PA)

Hancock was health secretary for nearly three years but resigned in June 2021 after it emerged he had violated his own Covid-19 guidance by kissing and hugging assistant Gina Coladangelo in his office.

Ms Coladangelo greeted Mr Hancock as he emerged from the jungle in third place and stood by him in the audience for ITV’s skating show Dancing On Ice earlier this month.

Their regular television appearances even led Brit Awards host Mo Gilligan to joke that his next venture would be Love Island during the ceremony on February 11.

“I’ve had a few words for sure, don’t worry Matt Hancock won’t be here but he’ll be caught on some show,” the comedian said.

“He’ll be at Casa Amor tomorrow night.”

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Matt Hancock was a regular face at briefings during the coronavirus pandemic (PA)

Mr Hancock’s appearance on I’m a Celeb was criticized by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and other leading Conservatives, and mocked by some MPs.

More than 1,000 complaints were made to transmission watchdog Ofcom about his involvement.

Mr Hancock said he donated to St Nicholas Hospice in Suffolk and to the British Dyslexia Association from his fees, adding that the £10,000 he donated was more than his monthly salary as an MP, which is around £7,000 a month. .

Records in the MPs interest register also showed that he had been paid £48,000 for an interview and serialization of his book, Pandemic Diaries, in the Daily Mail and Mail On Sunday newspapers.

Hancock is expected to testify in an inquest into the government’s handling of the Covid-19 pandemic in the summer.


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