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

Matt Hancock said he found a pun challenge because of his dyslexia “really hard” on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!

The former Health Secretary took on the latest Deals on Wheels challenge with ex-rugby player Mike Tindall, in which they had to solve an anagram.

The couple, both 44, found 99 hanging red balloons which they had to pop with a spike on their helmets.

Popping balloons earned them letters that they had to decipher before sand time was up to earn Dingo Dollars and a treat for camp.

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

“As a dyslexic, I find anagrams really difficult. All I could see was the word tiny.”

After successfully completing the challenge of spelling the word 99, her roommates couldn’t calculate the total of Adele’s albums correctly and missed the chance to win chocolate chip cookies.

At the beginning of the series, Hancock shed light on the learning difficulties by discussing his own dyslexia diagnosis with his jungle mates.

He had previously spoken openly about being diagnosed with dyslexia, telling comedians Babatunde Aleshe and Seann Walsh, “The moment I was identified as dyslexic at university, it was, ‘Ahh, so actually I’m with that Language agree, it’s just my brain works differently and I can work on this’.”

Hancock has introduced legislation to introduce universal screening for dyslexia in primary schools and a spokesman for the politician said: “By going on the show, Matt hopes to raise the profile of his dyslexia campaign and will be using the platform to.” to speak about a topic that is really close to his heart in front of millions of people.

“Matt is determined that no child should leave elementary school without knowing if they have dyslexia.”

In Wednesday’s episode, former lioness Jill Scott also volunteered to attend the Chitty Chitty Bang Bang-inspired bushtucker trial, renamed Critty Critty Fang Fang.

The ex-soccer star, 35, had to search for the stars while suspended in the air in a flying car.

Scott said: “The car is amazing. I’m actually afraid of heights, I should have said that.

“I have Owen’s face in my head right now and he would kill us if I didn’t get those stars.”

After scoring a full house of stars for her roommates, she added, “I actually felt the pressure that came with it. It is entirely up to you to get stars for the camp.

“The boys are so hungry and you know you can ruin a day for six people. I was so scared I hate heights, frankly I hate them.”

I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here! continues on ITV1 at 9pm.

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