Matt Hancock apologises again in first TV interview after affair

‘I’ve blown up every part of my life’: Shamed Matt Hancock apologises again in first TV interview since losing his job and wife over office affair

  • Matt Hancock was caught on CCTV cheating on his wife with his aide Gina Coladangelo in June, breaking social distancing rules he had created
  • The ex-health secretary admitted that he had ‘blown up every part of my life
  • Mr Hancock said he had ‘let people downand apologised to those he had hurt
  • Shamed Matt Hancock has admitted he had ‘blown up every part of my lifeafter he was caught on CCTV cheating on his wife with his most senior aide.

    The ex-health secretary was caught on camera passionately kissing his married aide and millionaire lobbyist Gina Coladangelo against the door of his Whitehall office in June.

    He lost his job when it emerged they were seeing each other despite her being his aide and them breaking social distancing rules that Mr Hancock had created.

    In his first interview since quitting as health secretary and losing his wife over the affair, Mr Hancock apologised again to those he had hurt and admitted he had ‘let people down’.








    Matt Hancock has admitted he had 'blown up every part of my life' after he was caught on CCTV cheating on his wife with his most senior aide

    Matt Hancock has admitted he had ‘blown up every part of my lifeafter he was caught on CCTV cheating on his wife with his most senior aide

    Mr Hancock was forced to resign for breaching social distancing guidelines after he was shown in CCTV footage kissing his aide Gina Coladangelo inside his ministerial office

    Mr Hancock was forced to resign for breaching social distancing guidelines after he was shown in CCTV footage kissing his aide Gina Coladangelo inside his ministerial office

    Speaking to ITV political editor Robert Peston on his show, Mnr Hancock het gesê: ‘Wel, as you can imagine, the first thing that I focused on was my personal life, and then I focused on my professional responsibilities, and I decided that I had to resign.

    ‘I had blown up every part of my life and I concentrated on my personal life first as you can probably imagine. It was the right thing to do.

    The Tory MP was exposed in June cheating on his wife Martha after he was caught kissing Ms Coladangelo, who he had appointed as an adviser, in his private office, breaching the social distancing guidelines that he had established.

    Mr Hancock tried to ride out the political storm over his flagrant breaches of Covid-19 regulations and his marital infidelity but was eventually forced to resign.

    When asked on the ITV’s Peston whether he was surprised Boris Johnson did not sack him, Mnr Hancock het gesê: ‘I’m not going to go into the conversations that I had with the Prime Minister.

    ‘I made the decision [om te bedank], it was clearly right decision. And I just say, sorry again for the failure ofI let a lot of people down and I’m sorry to the people who I hurt.

    The bombshell expose of Mr Hancock’s affair with his aide, who was married to Oliver Bonas founder Oliver Tress, forced him to resign as health secretary.

    In his first interview since quitting as health secretary, Mr Hancock said tonight he had 'let people down' and apologised to those he had hurt

    In his first interview since quitting as health secretary, Mr Hancock said tonight he had ‘let people downand apologised to those he had hurt

    The Tory MP was exposed in June cheating on his wife Martha (afgebeeld saam in 2018) after he was caught kissing Ms Coladangelo

    The Tory MP was exposed in June cheating on his wife Martha (afgebeeld saam in 2018) after he was caught kissing Ms Coladangelo

    The Tory MP was exposed in June cheating on his wife Martha after he was caught kissing Ms Coladangelo, who he had appointed as an adviser, in his private office, breaching the social distancing guidelines that he had established. Op die foto: Hancock and Ms Coladangelo in 2019

    The Tory MP was exposed in June cheating on his wife Martha after he was caught kissing Ms Coladangelo, who he had appointed as an adviser, in his private office, breaching the social distancing guidelines that he had established. Op die foto: Hancock and Ms Coladangelo in 2019

    Mr Hancock also insisted that he is ‘not in any hurryto return to the Government.

    Hy het gesê: ‘I actually think that being on the backbenchesI’m enjoying it. It’s a very important job.

    ‘I think contributions from people who have been there in the heat of battle… Theresa May, the contributions she makes as a former Prime Minister. If I can make that sort of contribution…[then I will be pleased].’

    Mr Hancock and Ms Coladangelo are reportedly still seeing each other but are rarely spotted together.

    The Hancocks, wat in getroud is 2006, had lived with their daughter, 14, en twee seuns, 13 and eight, in London and West Suffolk, until earlier this year when Mr Hancock’s affair was exposed.

    After the footage emerged, Mr Hancock confirmed his resignation and said he wanted to ‘reiterate his apology for breaking the guidance’.

    Hy het gesê: ‘The last thing I would want is for my private life to distract attention from the single-minded focus that is leading us out of this crisis.

    ‘I want to reiterate my apology for breaking the guidance, and apologise to my family and loved ones for putting them through this. I also need (aan) be with my children at this time.

    And a letter issued to the public read: ‘I am writing to resign as Secretary of State for Health and Social Care.

    ‘We have worked so hard as a country to fight the pandemic. The last thing I would want is for my private life to distract attention from the single-minded focus that is leading us out of this crisis.

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