MATT Hancock has arrange his personal media firm – after appearances on two actuality reveals.
The previous Well being Secretary – compelled to resign after The Solar revealed his affair which broke his personal Covid guidelines – is the only real director of newly-formed Greenhazel.
The personal agency is listed on Corporations Home as enterprise “tv programming and broadcasting actions” and will assist him rake in additional big telly charges.
Sources near Mr Hancock insist it isn’t a TV firm and might be used for dealing with his personal broadcast work.
The MP, who misplaced the Tory whip over his look on I am A Movie star… Get Me Out of Right here!, has already stated he’ll stand down on the subsequent common election.
His controversial stint within the Australian jungle earned him £320,000 final 12 months, of which simply £10,000 was donated to charity.
He additionally took residence £45,000 for participating in Channel 4’s Movie star SAS: Who Dares Wins.
The creation of Greenhazel, registered to an handle in his constituency in Newmarket, West Suffolk, suggests Mr Hancock hopes for extra tv appearances.
That is rumoured to be because the presenter of “severe” documentaries about political points corresponding to assisted dying.
He was Well being Secretary for nearly three years however stepped down after his affair with aide Gina Coladangelo, whom he employed with taxpayers’ cash as Covid gripped Britain, emerged in June 2021.
The pair had been caught kissing in his workplace, which broke pandemic steerage on the time.
Ms Coladangelo greeted Mr Hancock when he left the jungle in third place, dropping out to Lioness Jill Scott and Hollyoaks actor Owen Warner in November.
She was additionally by his aspect within the viewers of ITV’s Dancing On Ice earlier this month.
His common TV appearances even prompted BRIT Awards host Mo Gilligan to joke that his subsequent enterprise could be Love Island in the course of the February 11 ceremony.
“I’ve had a phrase with safety, don’t worry, Matt Hancock won’t be right here however you will catch him on some present,” the comic stated.
“He’ll be on Casa Amor tomorrow night time.”
Mr Hancock’s look on I am a Celeb was criticised by Prime Minister Rishi Sunak and different high Tories, in addition to mocked by fellow MPs and the general public.
1000’s of complaints had been made to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom over his participation.
Whereas within the jungle he additionally acquired a grilling from his campmates, together with Tradition Membership singer Boy George and broadcaster Charlene White, about his behaviour in the course of the pandemic.
The 44-year-old, who receives £84,144 yearly as an MP, beforehand claimed he was getting into the programme to lift consciousness round dyslexia.
He insisted his motivation wasn’t monetary and introduced that he could be making a donation to causes supporting the educational issue, in addition to St Nicholas Hospice in Bury St Edmunds.
However Hancock donated only a fraction of his payment to the end-of-life care centre and the British Dyslexia Affiliation.
His spokesperson stated: “In addition to elevating the profile of his dyslexia marketing campaign in entrance of 11 million viewers, Matt’s donated £10,000 to St Nicholas Hospice in Suffolk and the British Dyslexia Affiliation, off the again of his look on I am A Movie star…Get Me Out of Right here.”
They didn’t verify whether or not he plans to make any additional donations.
His payment of £320,000 from Lifted Leisure, ITV Studios, was listed on the MP’s register of economic pursuits.
This additionally confirmed that he had been paid £48,000 for an interview and the serialisation of his guide The Pandemic Diaries in two newspapers.
Mr Hancock, who ate a camel’s penis and was masking in creepy crawlies on the present, is because of give proof to an inquiry into the Authorities’s dealing with of the Covid-19 pandemic in the summertime.