Boy George has claimed that “redemption” is possible for former Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
The Culture Club musician, 62, appeared alongside Hancock on the ITV reality series I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! last year.
Hancock, the Conservative MP for West Suffolk, has faced fierce and widespread criticism in recent years for his handling of the Covid pandemic and a Gina Coladangelo affair scandal in June 2021, which saw the couple break distancing guidelines on camera .
He announced in December that he would not stand for re-election in the next parliamentary elections, having been stripped of his party leadership a month earlier when he voted in the election i am a celebrity was confirmed.
Speak with The guardBoy George, a staunch critic of Hancock during his time i am a celebrityexpressed his thoughts.
“Salvation is possible for everyone, including Matt Hancock,” he said. “It was an interesting experience sharing the jungle with him. He is who he is, I’m not for or against him, I don’t like him and I believe that as a human being you should be made right for everything you’ve done wrong.
“We’re now on a WhatsApp group with our former roommates, but I’m the worst person ever when it comes to things like this – even with my own family. I’m never there. I just can’t take care of it.”
Elsewhere in the interview, George, real name George Alan O’Dowd, spoke about the British royal family, calling it “the best reality show in the world”.
“Art helps me to stay creative. I just drew a picture of Meghan Markle looking extremely upset at the Queen’s funeral and had fun drawing it,” he said.
“I’m not a fan of the Royals but my mother idolized Diana, Princess of Wales and I’ll never forget their crossing at an event in the ’90s. The late Princess of Wales spent 20 minutes speaking to her. I will be forever grateful for that.”
This week, Hancock gave a statement at the ongoing Covid inquiry, apologizing for “every death that has occurred during the pandemic”.
His statement was badly received by many who have lost loved ones to the pandemic. Lorelei King, a woman whose husband died from Covid, said: “I don’t accept his apology. None of the survivors I’m with accept his apology.”