Video of Matt Hancock’s confession he ‘didn’t break the law, he fell in love’ is re-cut to famous BBC Radio 1 ‘Our Tune’ sob story music… while Twitter users poke fun at ‘vomit-inducing’ 클립
맷 핸콕‘s heartfelt declaration he fell in love with his advisor has been branded ‘vomit-inducing’ by stunned social media users.
The public wasted no time poking fun at the former Health Secretary after he appeared to defend breaching social distancing guidance with the claim he ‘fell in love’ with his advisor Angela Coladangelo.
The remarks were made on The Diary of a CEO podcast, hosted by Dragons’ Den star Steven Bartlett, earlier this week and left many unable to contain themselves.
Earlier this morning 로레인 켈리 savaged Mr Hancock by describing him as looking like a ‘pound shop milk tray man’ after he appeared on the podcast.
On Twitter Comedian David Baddiel called on the public to splice the clip with audio from Simon Bates’ ‘Our Tune’, a well-known sob story song, and Stuart Rivers responded.
Social media users were quick to poke fun at Mr Hancock’s appearance on the podcast, with many noting how sickeningly sweet it was, as well as his similarities to other notable figures
The familiar song that helped make Simon Bates a household name
Many people will have fond memories of hearing a calming instrumental backing track on Our Tune, a long-standing radio segment by broadcaster Simon Bates.
Originally aired in the late 1970s on his mid-morning show on BBC Radio 1, it continued for more than a decade and was resurrected when Bates moved to Smooth Radio between 2011 과 2014.
The tune was often played in the background as listeners recount personal stories that are meaningful to them and submit a song that brings them memories of this event.
These stories were often tragic, with many featuring love, illnesses and sometimes death.
The song itself is actually the Love Theme from the 1968 film Romeo and Juliet.
Composed by Italian Nino Rota, the tragic story of Romeo and Juliet perhaps makes it fitting that it accompanies this type of segment.
Despite criticism of the segment from some quarters that it was too depressing, it was one of the most listened to features, 와 11 million people tuning in at its peak.
It was among a flood of tweets directed at the MP’s podcast appearance, which seems to have left viewers with weak stomachs.
Others noticed similarities between the Conservative MP’s appearance and demeanor some pop culture characters, including Alan Partridge.
Many expressed their confusion at the timing of his appearance given recent Russian invasion of Ukraine, while others took issue with his explanation for what happened.
Dave Macleod said: ‘I thought nothing could be worse than Vladimir Putin dragging us all to the edge of nuclear warfare but Matt Hancock has just done an interview about falling in love.’
Alan White said: ‘I have to salute Matt Hancock for offering a distraction from the unrelenting awfulness of world events by choosing today of all days to appear on a podcast in the Dapper Laughs turtle neck of contrition to talk about his private life, what a king.’
Nathaniel Tapley added: ‘The most romantic thing about Matt Hancock is how he thinks when you’re in love you have no control over your actions. As if love were a fungal spore that settles in your brain, takes control of your motor neurones and forces you to climb up a nearby leaf and explode.’
Other Twitter users noted the peculiar timing of the podcast, with some sarcastically thanking the former Health Secretary for helping take their minds off the ongoing invasion of Ukraine by Russia
Even ITV presenter Lorraine Kelly got in on the fun, lampooning him for his choice of clothing on the podcast – a dark blue turtle neck jumper and blue jeans – and his description of events.
그녀가 말했다: ‘That is Matt Hancock, remember him? The former Health Secretary talking to Dragon’s Den star Steven Bartlett about his resignation last year.
‘I don’t what he’s come as, he looks like a bond villain. A pound shop milk tray man maybe?
She described Mr Hancock’s appearance on the podcast, which can be seen above, as looking like a ‘pound shop milk tray man’
Mr Hancock was lampooned as looking similar to the iconic Milk Tray Man (사진) who has appeared in Cadbury adverts for decades
‘You remember, he was caught on CCTV groping his advisor. His new partner Gina was also spotted at the recording of that podcast. So they fell in love?
'그러나, lots of people who fell in love with each other weren’t allowed to see each other at that time, were they?’
The remark is a reference to a series of adverts by chocolatier Cadbury and its Milk Tray product.
광고, which ran over the course of four decades, showed a handsome mysterious man dressed in dark clothes who performs death defying stunts to deliver the box of chocolates to ladies.
Her remarks were praised by viewers on social media, with some saying she should get a BAFTA for them.
Viewers were delighted at Lorraine’s description of the former Health Secretary, who resigned following the affair last year. Some were even left calling for her to receive a BAFTA for the remarks
Rachel Hawkins said: ‘Lorraine Kelly calling Matt Hancock ‘a poundshop Milk Tray man’ on live telly deserves a BAFTA’.
Kay Barnes agreed, 첨가: ‘The way Lorraine Kelly has just openly said Matt Hancock is ‘a pound shop Milk Tray man’ live on TV deserves a BAFTA. What a comment.’
Michele Marsland was similarly delighted, 속담: ‘I am LIVING for Lorraine’s savage take down of Matt Hancock’, while others said the host ‘Wins the TV today’.
Mr Hancock has been largely out of the public eye since his affair with advisor Miss Coladangelo was revealed in June last year, leading to his resignation as Health Secretary.
CCTV images released at the time showed him embracing and kissing his married lover inside the Department of Health amid the height of the Covid pandemic, leading to accusations he had broken the law.
하나, earlier this week he appeared on business podcast The Diary of a CEO, in which he denied the relationship, which led to the breakdown of his marriage, was against the rules.
Defending himself, the 43-year-old said it had happened ‘quite quickly’ after legal rules surrounding social distancing were lifted, 첨가: ‘I didn’t break the law. I fell in love with somebody.’
On the podcast, which was released earlier this week, the MP told host Mr Bartlett he did not break the law as a result of the affair.
‘It actually happened after the rules were lifted, but the guidance was still in place,’ 그는 말했다.
‘I resigned because I broke the social distancing guidelines by then.
‘They weren’t actually rules. They weren’t the law. But that’s not the point.
‘The point is they were the guidelines that I’d been proposing. And that happened because I fell in love with somebody.’
Since the affair became public knowledge both Mr Hancock and Miss Coladangelo have split with their respective partners. Mr Hancock insisted the relationship did not break any social distancing laws
Mr Hancock said things had happened ‘quickly’ between the pair and they had fallen ‘deeply in love’ with each other. Loraine responded saying ‘lots of people who fell in love with each other weren’t allowed to see each other at that time, were they?’
People had to stay two metres apart from anyone outside their household or bubble, under the guidance at the time.
Mr Hancock stressed that his relationship with Miss Coladangelo was serious, saying he hated that some had ‘got the impression somehow that this was [casual sex]’.
He said he regretted the pain it had caused to his family, with his 15-year marriage to wife Martha breaking down as a result.
He added that the pair had known each other since going to Oxford University together and he had brought her into the health department to help with ‘public communications’.
Mr Hancock은: ‘We spent a lot of time together, 아이러니하게도, trying to get me to be able to communicate in a more emotionally intelligent way.
‘And we fell in love. And that’s something that was completely outside of my control.’
The couple have been seen in public together a handful of times since the affair was revealed, including on romantic getaways in Split, 크로아티아, and in the Swiss Alps last year.