Matt Hancock enjoys the dodgems on a visit to the funfair

Well he IS used to a bumpy ride! Ex-Heath Secretary Matt Hancock enjoys the dodgems on a visit to the funfair with his children

  • Matt Hancock , 43, who has two sons and one daughter with his ex-wife, Martha, appeared to be in high spirits
  • Carlene Spicer spotted the MP while she was visiting the fair yesterday with her daughter, Imogen, nine
  • She said the politician seemed like a ‘normal weekend dad’ and was shaking hands with other fairgoers  

Matt Hancock was spotted getting competitive on the dodgems while enjoying a family day out over the Bank Holiday weekend.  

The former Health Secretary, 43, appeared to be in high spirits as he whizzed around on the dodgems at Chester fun fair with his children. 

Carlene Spicer, 33, who was visiting the fair yesterday with her daughter, Imogen, nine – and only spotted Chester-born Hancock as she was watching Imogen on the same ride.


Matt Hancock appeared to be in high spirits as he whizzed around on the dodgems at Chester fun fair with his children on Sunday. Pictured right is Mr Hancock photobombing fairgoer Carlene Spicer’s daughter Imogen

Mr Hancock laughed and smiled as he went head to head with his children and other riders on the dodgems in Chester 

The mother-of-three said: ‘I saw him and I thought it could be him but when you see someone like that you question yourself.

‘I was thinking, is it him? Is it really him? At one point my daughter – who had no idea who he was – even bumped him with her dodgem car.

‘When he got off the ride people were coming up to greet him and shake his hand so I knew it must be him. He was dressed casually but he wasn’t really trying to hide who he was – he hadn’t brought sunglasses or a hat.’

Mrs Spicer said the politician, who has two sons and one daughter with his ex-wife, Martha, ‘seemed like a normal guy’. 

‘He was like a normal ”weekend dad” you might pass on the street. He seemed very happy, at one point he asked a security guard to take a photo of him and his family.

‘I think when too many people started to recognise him, he left.’ 

Mrs Spicer, 33, who was visiting the fair yesterday with her daughter, Imogen, nine – and only spotted Chester-born Hancock as she was watching Imogen on the same ride

Mr Hancock appears to grimace while riding the dodgems. He is currently writing a book about his experiences during Covid 

Mr Hancock recently revealed he is writing a book about his experiences during the Covid pandemic, prompting cruel Twitter users to brand it ‘the adulterer’s guide to social distancing’ and ‘saving lives, s***ging wives’.

He has promised the book will disclose ‘what actually happened’ following heavy criticism about his handling of the crisis, including telling young people ‘don’t kill gran’ and failing to shield care homes.

It is expected to brag about his role in the vaccine rollout, despite claims responsibility for jabs was taken from him by the Prime Minister due to other Covid mishandlings.

The book, which will be released by Biteback Publishing in October, is bound to touch on Mr Hancock’s secret affair with married aide Gina Colangelo, which broke his own social distancing rules and ultimately forced him to resign.  

Relatives of Covid victims have accused Mr Hancock of trying to ‘cash in’ on the pandemic, with sales expected to earn him up to £100,000. But the royalties will reportedly be donated to NHS charities.

Mr Hancock oversaw a policy that allowed untested hospital patients to be discharged into care homes at the height of the first wave — seen as the defining factor behind the huge death toll in the sector.  

Mr Hancock was born in Chester. He now lives in his West Suffolk constituency and also has a flat in London 

The MP has promised his upcoming book will disclose ‘what actually happened’ following heavy criticism about his handling of the crisis, including telling young people ‘don’t kill gran’ and failing to shield care homes

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