Matt Hancock denies trying to hire agent to become TV personality despite ‘many offers’

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock is enjoying his Telly popularity however he has denied that he was ever seeking an agent.

Matt Hancock denies trying to hire agent to become TV personality despite ‘many offers’
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Matt Hancock denies trying to hire agent to become TV personality despite ‘many offers’

Matt Hancock reportedly wants to make documentaries about serious issues like dyslexia and assisted dying and stay away from reality shows. Appearing on I’m A Celeb has changed his mindset as he now realises there is more than one way to reach the public than just being an MP.

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Never wanted or needed one

The disgraced former health minister had hoped to follow in the footsteps of former Labour MP Ed Balls who successfully became a TV personality following his stint on Strictly Come Dancing. Matt had been previously looking for an agent who should represent him, but the search has now been put off.

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Mirror reported that the change comes as the sales of his book – Pandemic Diaries: The Inside Story of Britain's Battle Against Covid – has failed to reach the success Matt had hoped for. The book has plummeted out of the top 1,000 Neilsen book charts. As such, to save the former MP from further disgrace, a spokesperson said:

Matt has had lots of offers from agents wanting to represent him, but he's turned them all down as he doesn't want or need an agent.
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This comes after the West Suffolk MP insisted that his constituents were his ‘first priority,’ according to the Evening Standard. Even cultural icon Boy George took a swipe at MP and said:

Don’t believe anything he says about why he did it.
He did it because he wants to kick up his heels and have a good time.
We all know that politicians are real people. We also know everyone wants to be a rock star, everybody. Especially politicians.
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Upcoming projects

Before his stint in the jungle, Matt had taken part in Channel 4’s Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins. The programme was filmed in Vietnam before he entered the jungle and it is believed that he took £45,000 for taking part in it.

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Mirror: Matt Hancock's floundering showbiz career hits speed bump as he dumps agent search

Evening Standard: Matt Hancock fails to land celebrity agent amid poor book sales- reports

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