Disgraced former Health Secretary Matt Hancock will appear on this year's series of I'm A Celeb but how much is the Tory MP worth?

Soap stars, sporting heroes and other famous faces came together in the Australian jungle as the ITV reality show returned for its 20th series on Sunday.

The Tory politician, 44, who was forced to resign from cabinet after an affair with a work colleague was exposed, is expected to controversially join the series as a latecomer.

While ITV has yet to officially confirm the Tory MP's participation, Ant and Dec teased his involvement in the opening show.

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Hancock was also stripped of the Conservative Whip following a conversation with Chief Whip Simon Hart who deemed the "matter serious enough to warrant suspension of the whip with immediate effect."

When does Matt Hancock enter the I'm a Celeb jungle?

Matt Hancock has already been in Australia for around a week after he was spotted at Brisbane Airport.

His entrance into the jungle is expected very soon and is thought to be even within the first week. 

Mr Hancock is not the first politician to take part in the series including the former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale and the former junior health minister Edwina Currie.

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Who is going in with Matt Hancock on I'm a Celeb?

Matt Hancock will not be entering the jungle alone either. 

He is expected to be joined by the BBC Strictly Come Dancing star and comedian Seann Walsh.

Walsh took part in the 2018 series of Strictly and was partnered with professional dancer Katya Jones.

The pair made headlines when they were filmed kissing on a night out during the show despite Walsh having a long-term girlfriend, actor Rebecca Humphries.

Katya Jones was also married to fellow Strictly pro-Neil Jones.

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What is Matt Hancock's net worth?

Matt Hancock's net worth was estimated, in 2020, to be around £705,000-£2.1m, according to The Sun.

His net worth as of this year is predicted to be around £5 million before any fee he receives for his I'm A Celeb appearance.

His profession as a politician is his primary source of income, having served as an MP for West Suffolk since 2010.

Despite his removal from the party, Mr Hancock will continue to receive his MP salary of £84,144 while he is in Down Under.

Following his return from I'm A Celeb, he will sit in the House of Commons and represent his constituents in West Suffolk as an independent.