Hancock felt 'nervous' to meet cast mates as 'whole of UK was against him', says SAS co-star

Matt Hancock appears on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

Danielle Lloyd revealed that Matt Hancock was 'nervous' to meet his reality TV cast mates

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Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 22/09/2023

- 13:46

Updated: 27/09/2023

- 15:30

Danielle Lloyd said Matt felt 'the whole of the UK is against him'

Danielle Lloyd has revealed all about Matt Hancock, as she detailed their efforts on the latest series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.

The hit Channel 4 series is set to return on September 26th, featuring a batch of new celebrities including Lloyd and Hancock, as well as The Wanted star Siva Kaneswaran, singer Gareth Gates and former Love Island contestants Montana Brown and Teddy Soares.

Speaking to GB News presenters Ellie Costello and Tom Harwood on Britain's Newsroom, Lloyd opened up about the reception the former Health Secretary received upon entering the show.

Ellie Costello asked Lloyd: "So how do you think you got along?"

WATCH: Danielle Lloyd on Matt Hancock

Lloyd said: “You know what? It was so mentally and physically gruelling. I think that everyone really tried so hard on there and everyone did really well.

“You know, it was a really tough challenge and I think everyone will be watching when it starts on Tuesday to see how Matt gets on.”

Lloyd continued: “It's a really, really cool challenge. Not just physically, I think the mental stuff as well really, really challenges everybody.

"You know, where there's parts of it which are really tough and even just down to missing your family as well. That's probably one of the hardest things I found.”

Lloyd was then asked by presenter Tom Harwood about fellow contestant Matt Hancock, and how the contestants felt about the former politician taking part.

Hancock previously appeared on ITV's reality competition I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! in November 2022, where he faced a tough grilling from his fellow campmates, but ended up placing third overall in the competition.

Tom Harwood asked: "Danielle, how did Hancock fit in with the rest of you?"

Lloyd replied: “Well, I don't really follow politics myself. So for me, I just knew he was the guy that told me to stay in every single day through COVID.

Danielle Lloyd appears on GB News

Danielle Lloyd opened up about her experience on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins

GB News

“But I just took him as a random, you know, he was nice enough to me. He, I think a lot of people in there had a lot of questions for him, which he did answer.

“I just think we were in such an intense environment that we just had to get on with it. So yeah, we'll see how we does."

Lloyd continued: "He definitely wants to be part of the team. And for him it must have been really, really difficult because, you know, he was probably nervous about meeting everybody because, I think the whole of the UK feels like the whole of the UK are against him.

"So it must have been really scary for him to come into an environment where he didn't know what anyone thought of him and but he did get stuck in and he made some friends."

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