Suffolk MP Matt Hancock said he “never” believed he would be one of the final five I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! contestants.

The former health secretary, 44, has seen off other celebrities like Culture Club singer Boy George, radio DJ Chris Moyles and Coronation Street star Sue Cleaver in the Australian jungle.

Hancock is currently the MP for West Suffolk and has faced criticism from opposition politicians, from within his own party and had the Tory whip suspended for joining the reality show at a time when Parliament is sitting.

Members of his constituency have also called for his resignation, with Haverhill Town Council asking him to "do the honourable thing" and leave his post immediately.

After Moyles was the latest celebrity to be eliminated on Thursday, Hancock told the Bush Telegraph: “We’re so near the end and I’m delighted to be still here.

“I never thought I’d make it to the final five and here I am, so I’m very grateful."

Hancock and former Rugby player Mike Tindall took on Friday’s Bushtucker Trial, Fallen Stars.

Tindall was asked questions to earn Hancock the time to put together puzzles in a cage.

Hancock was unable to finish one puzzle in the time given, so they earned four out of the five stars available.