The Last Leg’s Adam Hills holds 'fake public drop-in' at Matt Hancock’s constituency and can't believe results

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21 Nov 2022, 16:22

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The Last Leg’s Adam Hills has held a 'mock political surgery' in Matt Hancock’s constituency while the politician is on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! and has been surprised by the 'genuine issues' presented to him by the public.

The Aussie comedian visited the town of Mildenhall, Suffolk over the weekend to meet with locals and let them raise any issues and concerns they have while the former health secretary is on ITV’s I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!.

Appearing on Good Morning Britain, the TV presenter's fake public drop-in feature will be shown on Friday 25 November during an episode of The Last Leg.

He said: “I tell you what, everybody turned up with a genuine issue. I was really surprised, I thought people would have comedy issues but no, people wanted better access to public transport, to dentists, to doctors, all that kind of stuff.

“This was the interesting thing, at the end of it, they all said, ‘We just want to be listened to’. That was the main thing, they said we just want Matt Hancock to come here and listen to us. It’s like a marriage, you just want the other person to listen to you.”

GMB co-host Richard Madeley suggested the mood was 'more in sorrow than anger'.

“Absolutely,” he said. “People aren’t angry, they just want their MP to turn up and listen to their concerns.

“A whole bunch of people said it would just be nice to get a response, we’ve sent emails, we’ve sent letters and when that response is, ‘I’m sorry, I’m eating a kangaroo’s penis in the Australian jungle right now’, that’s kind of not what they’re hoping for.”

Before heading into the jungle, Hancock said about returning to work after being in the Aussie jungle: “I will be back in Suffolk holding surgeries and in Parliament and we will take it from there.

“There are lots of different ways to communicate with the public and we (politicians) are wrong if we think you can only do that on the traditional political shows where you are mainly only talking to people who take an active interest in politics.

“It’s important we engage with everyone, including young people, in who our politicians are and this programme is a good way to do that. I am looking forward to it.”

A spokesperson for the MP said: "Matt's excellent team continues to deal with constituency matters, as they already do while he's in Westminster."

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