Matt Hancock dealt huge blow to SAS Who Dares Wins chances as new data emerges following brutal interrogation

Matt Hancock dealt huge blow to SAS Who Dares Wins chances as new data emerges following brutal interrogation

WATCH: Matt Hancock grilled in SAS Who Dares Win interrogation

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 03/10/2023

- 12:50

The former Health Secretary is hoping he has what it takes to pass the show's rigorous selection course

Matt Hancock's chances of emerging victorious in this year's Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins have been dealt a major blow according to new data.

The 45-year-old has been put through the wringer so far in just two episodes of the Channel 4 series.

Hoping to prove his resilience, Hancock has already been punched to the floor by former footballer Jermaine Pennant and been called a "c**k" by one of the show's instructors.

He also faced an intense grilling from Jason Fox and Chris Oliver for his actions throughout the coronavirus pandemic.

However, Hancock continues to take part in the series after receiving a healthy pay cheque of £45,000 to appear.

But his time on the show may come to a premature end prior to the instructors revealing who has passed the process as his odds of succeeding have stretched.

Matt Hancock

Matt Hancock has faced his fair share of challenges so far


According to betting expert James Leyfield of, the odds of Hancock emerging victorious from the series have lengthened following the first two episodes.

Delving into the cast's chances as a whole, he explained: "Singer Gareth (Gates) is now the 3/1 favourite to pass the selection course, from 7/1, after another solid episode.

"British Olympian Perri Shakes-Drayton has moved off the top spot, and she is now 7/2 second favourite on new betting sites.

"She teamed up with Kirsty (Leigh Porter) for the gas challenge, and the pair both struggled for breath, and were forced to leave the room just seconds into the task."

Turning his attention to the outsiders, Leyfield continued: "Danielle Lloyd also panicked during the challenge, but she remains 4/1 to pass the selection course, narrowly ahead of 5/1 shot Michelle Heaton.

"The course is run by a team of ex-Special Forces operators, Chief Instructor Billy Billingham and his team of Directing Staff (DS), Foxy (Jason Fox), Rudy Reyes and Chris Oliver."

Referencing Hancock's chances, Leyfield said: "They interrogated former Health Secretary Matt Hancock in episode one, and he was branded a 'clown' by the DS in Sunday night's second episode for his efforts during a team crawling punishment.

"Matt is now out to 6/1 from 5/1 to pass the selection course as a result," he added as he highlighted the blow to Hancock's odds.

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Of course, Hancock will be hoping to prove the bookies wrong and make it all the way to the end of the course, admitting ahead of the series premiere that he was "determined to keep going" after claiming he'd broken a rib.

Hancock's foray into the world of showbiz comes after he received an eye-watering sum to appear on ITV's I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Whether he succeeds on the Channel 4 series remains to be seen but he clearly made an impression on chief instructor Billingham.

The former SAS operator branded Hancock "annoying" for failing to give straight answers on the show, leading him to call him a "typical politician".

However, Billingham did say of Hancock's appearance on the show that he "gave 100 percent" and did get "stuck in".

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