Dancing on Ice 2023: Matt Hancock shares behind the scenes TikTok as fans call for him to skate next year

Matt Hancock has shared a TikTok video filmed next to the Dancing on Ice rink as fans call for him to appear on the show
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Matt Hancock has posted a sneak peak behind the scenes of Dancing on Ice on his TikTok page.

The former health secretary, 44, from Chester, shared the video after Sunday night’s controversial appearance on the figure skating show.

Matt has divided opinions after being questioned by Holly Willoughby about a potential future appearance on the programme.

In a video shared to his 173,000 followers, the West Suffolk MP described his experience as “absolutely fantastic.”

The 20 second TikTok video shows Matt telling followers: “I’ve just been at Dancing on Ice and to watch the show, it’s absolutely fantastic. I thought Siva was so graceful.

“I thought all of the dancing [was] amazing, considering most of them haven’t been ice skaters before, it was really really wonderful.”

He then turns to show the iconic ice skating rink and some of the skaters before telling his followers he’s off to “have a drink.”

The video has had a mixed response from viewers with many fans rooting for the disgraced Conservative MP to join the show next year.

Matt Hancock has caused controversy after appearing in the audience to support Siva Kaneswaran on Dancing on Ice (@matthancockmp - Instagram)Matt Hancock has caused controversy after appearing in the audience to support Siva Kaneswaran on Dancing on Ice (@matthancockmp - Instagram)
Matt Hancock has caused controversy after appearing in the audience to support Siva Kaneswaran on Dancing on Ice (@matthancockmp - Instagram)

One commenter wrote: “You should definitely do dancing on ice”, with another adding: “Hope you’re going to do it next year. Show the haters you’re not scared of anything. Good luck”.

Other viewers were less thrilled to see the video on their feeds with a user saying: “Will he never go away” and another commenting: “Give it a go. You’ve been skating on thin ice for nearly 3 years now. You should have it sussed.”

The former health secretary caused controversy on Sunday night when he made an appearance on Dancing on Ice.

Viewers of the programme were “disappointed” after Matt appeared alongside his girlfriend Gina Coldangelo in the audience during the figure skating contest.

Fans of the show took to social media to share their disgust at the disgraced Tory MP, with many revealing they had turned off from the show.

Following Dance Week on the ITV series, host Holly Willoughby went to the audience to talk to the show’s special guests.

Holly asked Matt: “What song would have to be played to get you going?” with Matt replying: “Well I dance to almost anything; it’s more enthusiasm than talent though. A bit of Queen, a bit of Don’t Stop Me Now, that might get me going.”

Holly then further asked Matt, who finished third on last year’s I’m A Celebrity: “Would you ever pop on a sequin and get on our ice?”

Matt Hancock caused contoversy after appearing on Dancing on Ice on Sunday night (@matthancockmp - Instagram)Matt Hancock caused contoversy after appearing on Dancing on Ice on Sunday night (@matthancockmp - Instagram)
Matt Hancock caused contoversy after appearing on Dancing on Ice on Sunday night (@matthancockmp - Instagram)

Matt responded: “I think I could do with dressing up a bit. This is so hard; eating cockroaches is nothing compared to how difficult this is.”

Many viewers took to Twitter to share their disappointment at the MP’s appearance on the show.

One user said: “I don’t want to be unkind, but I think @ITV @dancingonice are giving far too much airtime to Mr Crocodile Tears @MattHancock. He’s a politician not a celebrity, whatever he thinks/wants to turn himself into. Too soon, way too soon. Have they forgotten already? I haven’t.”

Another said: “Well, @dancingonice I’ve just switched off as soon as @MattHancock has shown his ugly mug. Get him off the tv . Disgusting human being. I’m not going to watch it again . Feel sick.”