Matt Hancock struggles with anagram challenge due to dyslexia on I’m A Celebrity

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Matt Hancock said he found a word play challenge “really difficult” on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here because of his dyslexia!

The former health secretary took on the latest Deals on Wheels challenge with former rugby player Mike Tindall, which required them to solve anagrams.

The pair, both 44, found 99 trapped red balloons, which they had to pop using a spike on top of their helmets.

Popping the balloons gave them letters, which they had to decipher before sand time ran out for dingo dollars and a treat for the camp.

Hancock said: “I’m terrible at anagrams, I’m dyslexic, so all the letters are already in anagrams, so it’s on you (Mike).

“Being dyslexic I find anagrams really difficult. I could see that the word was short.

After successfully completing a 99-word spelling challenge, her fellow classmates failed to correctly complete the combined total of Adele’s albums, missing out on a chance to win chocolate chip cookies.

Earlier in the series, Hancock highlights the difficulty of learning by discussing his own dyslexia diagnosis with his classmates in the woods.

She previously opened up about being dyslexic, telling comedians Babatunde Aleshe and Sean Walsh: “The moment I was diagnosed as dyslexic at university it was like ‘ahh’ so really I’m fine with language, it’s just My mind works differently and I can function.” on that’.”

Hancock has introduced a bill to introduce universal screening for dyslexia in primary schools, and a spokesperson for the politician said: “By going on the show, Matt hopes to raise the profile of his dyslexia campaign and talk about Will use the platform to do an issue he really cares about in front of millions of people.

“Matt is determined that no child should leave primary school not knowing whether they have dyslexia.”

Wednesday’s episode saw former Lioness Jill Scott volunteer to take part in the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-inspired bushtucker trial renamed Critty Critty Fang Fang.

The 35-year-old former football star had to look for stars while hanging in the air on a flying car.

Scott said: “The car is amazing. I’m really scared of heights, I should have said so.

“I have Owen’s face in my head right now and if I don’t get these stars, he’s going to kill us.”

After making a full house of stars for his classmates, he said: “I really felt the pressure coming into it. It’s up to you to get stars for camp.

“The boys are so hungry and you know you can ruin like six people’s days. I was so scared. I hate heights, honestly I hate them.”

I’m a celebrity… Get me out of here! Continues at 9pm on ITV1.

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