Peter Andre doesn't think Matt Hancock can "save his reputation" by appearing on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.

Peter Andre talks Matt Hancock's decision to enter I'm A Celebrity

Peter Andre talks Matt Hancock's decision to enter I'm A Celebrity

The former Health Secretary is set to enter the jungle in the coming days, but pop star Peter - who finished in third place on the ITV show in 2004 and famously met now ex-wife Katie Price during his time on the series - explained that people are still "hurt" by the actions Matt took to combat the coronavirus pandemic.

He said: "I’ve always said [Ant and Dec] are the kings of what they do - in times when the line-up hasn’t been superb, they carry the show. But they’ve actually got a really exciting cast this year and I can’t wait to see what unfolds. Life might seem back to normal but the shadow of Matt Hancock hanging over that camp is a big reminder of all the hurt that people have been through during the coronavirus pandemic."

The Australian-born singer - who now lives in London with wife Emily and their kids together, Amelia, eight, and five-year-old Theo - admitted he couldn't see his parents for two years because of travel restrictions imposed during the lockdowns, and claimed that the impact of the COVID is still "very raw" to millions as he wondered how the MP could ever defend himself.

In a piece for Yahoo! News, he wrote: "Now although I didn't see my parents for two years because they were on the other side of the world and I couldn’t travel, we have to remember the millions of people whose elderly parents lived just down the road - and they weren’t able to visit them either. It’s still very raw. So he could come across as a really nice guy - it’s irrelevant. What can he say in his defence?"

Matt also previously came under fire after he was caught kissing his aide Gina Coladangelo amid the COVID-19 pandemic, when social distancing guidance was in place.

The 'Mysterious Girl' hitmaker - who also has Junior, 17, and Princess, 15, from his marriage to Katie - went on to reflect on his own time on 'I'm A Celebrity', and while it has been almost two decades since he took part in the show, he can still "smell the fire burning" every time the series returns to screens.

He wrote: "Can you believe it’s been 18 years since I did the show? But when I see the celebs walking into camp for the first time, it all comes rushing back to me - even the smell.

"Smell has such a strong link to the memory and when I see that red telephone box surrounded by the bush and hammocks, I can smell the fire burning and the overpowering damp of tropical storms brewing in the air."