Matt Hancock has spoken of his disbelief when he reached the final of ‘I’m A Celebrity’… Get Me Out of Here! Hancock said “it’s brilliant” and he was “so grateful” to have made it into the bottom three of the ITV show.

The 44-year-old former health secretary secured his place after Mike Tindall became the eighth celebrity eliminated on Saturday. Since then, he and roommates Jill Scott and Owen Warner have expressed their delight at the finalists of this year’s hit reality series.

Lioness Scott (35) said: “I actually can’t believe it.” Speaking to the Bush Telegraph, Hollyoaks actor Warner, 23, said: “I’m in the final baby! What is wrong? I don’t know what to say, I don’t know what to think… I want to talk to my mother.”

After sharing a group hug, Hancock said: “This is unreal!”, while Scott added: “I just have to sit down.” Speaking to the Bush Telegraph, she continued: “When I first walked into the jungle and looked at all the celebs, there was no way I was going to get close to this final. To be in the final three with Owen and Matt… God, it means everything, really.

Hancock said: “I can’t believe I’m in the final. It’s amazing… I’m just so grateful.” Elsewhere in the final episode of the 2022 series, the trio had to complete their final Bushtucker trials to win a selection of appetizers, entrees and desserts, along with drinks and treats.

For the first time, the celebrities could see each other attempt to complete the challenges, with Scott taking on the first trial, Rat Race. Hosts Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly explained the rules of the challenge, with Dec saying: “You lay down in this box and you just let your mouth go to the stars. Every star you pull off the wire is another star won. There are five stars up for grabs, each of which will be individually added to the box.”

Ant added: “The first three stars are each worth an appetizer for you and your campmates tonight. The fourth is your drink and the fifth is your treat of choice. It was Warner’s turn to face Bushtucker Bonanza, in which he would win appetizers for himself and his roommates if he managed to eat a selection of five questionable dishes, including a fermented duck egg and a camel testicle.

Hancock took over the final trial, Flood Your Face, which saw the West Suffolk MP have his head in a tank of water for five minutes while wearing a snorkel to breathe. Each minute earned a star and a chance for Hancock to provide his roommates with desserts of their choice. During the process, Hancock remained in the tank while various animals were added around his face, including eels, yabbies and water spiders.

The trio successfully completed each of their challenges and earned all available stars. Each of the housemates were treated to their bespoke three-course meal, with Hancock opting for garlic prawns to start, followed by steak and chips with a mozzarella salad.

For dessert he chose apple pie with salted caramel ice cream and for treats he chose a sip of red wine and blue cheese with crackers. Warner, who was openly struggling with hunger during the game, chose a calamari starter with a quadruple stack beef burger with cheese and bacon and fries as his main course.

This was followed by a pizza-sized cookie dessert, along with American-style pancakes, crispy bacon and maple syrup, plus a Coke to drink. Scott opted for a prawn cocktail to start, followed by a traditional Sunday beef dinner with gravy and Yorkshire pudding, and had a cheese board for dessert.

She also had Coca-Cola as a drink and chose a flat white coffee and a milk chocolate cookie as a treat.