EXCLUSIVE: Matt Hancock’s girlfriend Gina Coladangelo is seen at Heathrow Airport as she jets to Australia to meet the I’m A Celeb star when he leaves the jungle
- Gina Coladangelo, 45, was pictured today at Heathrow Airport shortly before she flew out to Australia
- Coladangelo was spotted heading to Brisbane to see partner Matt Hancock, 44, who is starring in I’m a Celeb
- The former parliamentary aide flew business class and was met by an ITV staff member at departures
- Hancock confessed to camp mates in the jungle that he had fallen in love with the mother-of-three
Matt Hancock’s girlfriend Gina Coladangelo is on her way to Australia, where she will later be reunited with the I’m A Celeb star.
Gina, 45, was seen at London’s Heathrow on Tuesday evening before making the 24-hour journey to Brisbane, to meet Matt, 44, who confessed to his campmates last week to ‘falling in love’ with his former aide.
The mother-of-three flew business class and was met by a member of the ITV team but refused to comment when asked about Matt’s stint in the jungle so far.
Ready to fly: Matt Hancock’s girlfriend Gina Coladangelo is on her way to Australia, where she will later be reunited with the I’m A Celeb star
A source told MailOnline: ‘Gina remained tightlipped at the airport – but she smiled when asked if she was looking forward to flying to Australia and seeing Matt again.
‘She looked glamorous in a stylish, emerald, green coat that she wore over the top of an all-black outfit with comfortable trainers.
‘Walking through departures, she looked nothing but relaxed ahead of the long trip to Australia, where she will finally be reunited with Matt.’
MailOnline understands that ITV offers to fly one family member and friend to Australia via business class, giving them the full celebrity treatment.
Ms Coladangelo is flying with Singapore Airlines, known to be one of the most luxurious in the world and her business class flight is believed to have cost over £11,000.
Relaxed: The mother-of-three flew business class and was met by a member of the ITV team but refused to comment when asked about Matt’s stint in the jungle so far
‘I fell in love’: Matt said the best thing about being eliminated from I’m A Celeb will be seeing girlfriend Gina, who will be waiting for him at the end of the show’s famous red carpeted bridge
Ms Coladangelo’s arrival in Australia comes after Hancock confessed to falling in love with her when quizzed by his campmates over breaching social distancing rules when they were caught kissing in his ministerial office last year.
The passionate clinch marked the end of Matt’s 15-year marriage to ex-wife Martha, with whom he shares his three children.
Former Health Secretary Hancock said: ‘It was really tough. I messed up and I fessed up. I resigned and it’s no excuse, but I fell in love, right? That also had a lot of other consequences, obviously.’
His fellow campmate Babatunde Aleshe, 34, replied: ‘You didn’t just “fall in love” you were grabbing booty bruv!’
Off she goes: Gina was seen at London’s Heathrow on Tuesday evening, wheeling her luggage, which included two large suitcases, through departures
Jetsetter: A source told MailOnline: ‘Gina remained tightlipped at the airport – but she smiled when asked if she was looking forward to flying to Australia and seeing Matt again’
The politician replied: ‘Oh, give over!’ before adding ‘That’s been hard. I obviously brought it on myself, so yeah… it’s been tough.’
He said the best thing about being eliminated from I’m A Celeb will be seeing Gina, who will be waiting for him at the end of the show’s famous red carpeted bridge.
‘That’ll be the best thing about being kicked out, seeing her on the bridge’, he added.
Since being in the I’m A Celeb jungle, Hancock has been stung by a scorpion, eaten a camel penis and sheep vagina, and completed five Bucktucker trials.
But at no point has Gina left the Tory MP’s mind, with Matt referring to her on several occasions, even calling the businesswoman by her full name, Regina.
Speaking in the Bush Telegraph, Hancock added: ‘There I was sat in the comfy red chair and I felt like I was on Mastermind being asked all these questions.’
Journalist and broadcaster Charlene White also joined in on quizzing Hancock, asking the MP for West Suffolk: ‘Why do you think Tory Party members went for the less experienced…’
Gina was seen at London’s Heathrow on Tuesday evening before making the 24-hour journey to Brisbane, to meet Matt, who confessed to his campmates last week to ‘falling in love’ with his former aid
Hancock said: ‘I think that’s all about how Boris got kicked out. It was all about people seeing Rishi as wielding the knife against Boris.’
White, 42, continued: ‘So they decided to, one could argue, punish the entire country, by putting someone in place who was less experienced?’
Hancock then replied: ‘That implies a malign motive, which isn’t fair. But they definitely put the disloyalty to Boris as a negative, as a bigger factor than..’
Comedian Seann Walsh, who was also a late arrival to the jungle along with Hancock, then asked: ‘Were you a Boris die-hard?’
Hancock responded: ‘Look, I was very supportive of him, but it was time. When it was time to go, it was time to go.’
Referring to former PM Mr Johnson returning to the UK from a holiday shortly after Ms Truss’s resignation, White asked: ‘When he flew back from his holiday in the Caribbean, what was your first thought?’
To which Hancock revealed: ‘I texted him and I said, ‘You know I think you’re wonderful but it’s not your time. The best thing for the country is that you should back Rishi and that we should get him in post as soon as possible’.’
Elsewhere in Tuesday evening’s episode, Boy George was seen chanting during the latest Bushtucker trial, which he had to complete alongside Babatunde and Chris Moyles in order to earn meals for camp.
The public voted on Monday for the trio to take part in Angel Of Agony, sparing Hancock who had completed six consecutive trials since joining the reality show.
During the trial, the Culture Club star, 61, began chanting while navigating a box full of critters to find a star before handing it to comedian Aleshe, 36, who then apologised profusely for dropping it.
Boy George continued to use his loud chanting to help him through the rest of the challenge as he attempted to unravel two further stars in a chamber full of snakes.
Meanwhile, broadcaster Moyles, 48, became agitated by the critters that were falling on him, saying: ‘Why did I wear shorts.’
By the end of the challenge the trio has won just three out of the 11 available stars, with Aleshe saying: ‘I apologise man, this loss was on me.’
To which presenter Declan Donnelly said: ‘That was really frustrating to watch, it must have been frustrating to be a part of. Babatuunde what happened?’
Aleshe replied: ‘Look man, I had butterfingers today. I tried my best. Every time I got near to the top and I tried to pass it to Chris it just dropped. I’m annoyed at myself.’
When the trio then returned from the trial, Aleshe said in the Bush Telegraph: ‘I definitely feel like I let the team down, my campmates down… I just couldn’t get the hang of the trial today.’
Boy George said: ‘I was proud of myself for overcoming my terror. Then I wanted to cry after.’
While Moyles added: ‘I don’t think there should be a next time for me.’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on ITV.
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