West Suffolk MP Matt Hancock was paid £45,000 to appear on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins, it has emerged.

The former Health Secretary declared the payment in an update to the MPs’ Register of Interests published on Wednesday.

The register also revealed he spent 80 hours filming the programme while Parliament was in recess between September 24 and October 8, shortly before heading to Australia to appear in I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!

Mr Hancock is yet to declare how much he was paid for I’m a Celebrity, but reports say ITV forked out as much as £400,000 for him to appear on the show.

His appearances on the two shows have proved controversial, with his decision to head to Australia resulting in him losing the Conservative whip and putting his future as an MP in jeopardy.

He was also criticised by the Advisory Committee on Business Appointments, which scrutinises former minister’s jobs, for failing to seek its advice on his TV appearances.

Mr Hancock's appearance on Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins is set to air next year.