Matt Hancock rushed to by medics after being stung by scorpion on I’m A Celebrity 2 months ago

Matt Hancock rushed to by medics after being stung by scorpion on I’m A Celebrity

Poor Matt

The Matt Hancock scorpion combo we never thought we'd see coming. Medics had to rush to the former Health Secretary after a nasty sting.


Medics hurried into camp when Matt Hancock yelped in pain after he was stung by a scorpion. The creature attacked the MP shortly before breakfast today and nipped him unexpectedly leaving him yelping in pain.

A show source said: "Matt didn't see the scorpion until it was too late and it bit his finger. He felt a lot of pain and made a yelping noise, but thankfully for him there was no lasting damage.

"Medics checked him over and gave him a clean bill of health but the whole camp is now watching out for them.

"Matt was saying afterwards it felt twice as painful as a bee sting."

Scorpions are not happy with Matt Hancock. (Picture: ITV)

While Australian scorpions can give you a nasty sting if you step on one or take it by surprise, their venom is not deadly.

Associate Professor Bryan Fry, from the University of Queensland's School of Biological Sciences, told ABC news: "Typically, the sting is minor localised pain and a tiny bit of swelling — usually quite trivial effects.

"As far as the pain sensation, the sting would normally be similar to a bee and dramatically less than that of the bullet ants that we have in Australia."


Some fans may have heard Babatúndé Aléshé make reference to the incident on air at the very end of Saturday night's show after it was revealed Matt would be doing the next Trial.

He said "Do you know what Matt, you are the man, you are the man, four trials and you got stung by a scorpion and you have to go do a trial."

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