Twitter mocks Matt Hancock’s icy dip in Lake Hyde Park

“It’s only a matter of time before Matt Hancock is on Only Fans!” Twitter mocks former Health Secretary’s icy dip in Lake Hyde Park – as Serpentine Swimming Club slams him for breaking ‘members only’ rules

  • Matt Hancock took an icy dip in the waters of Hyde Park yesterday, sparking a series of responses on Twitter
  • Some seem to swoon over the former Health Secretary, calling him a ‘Hancock crush’
  • Others were less complimentary, comparing the conservative heavyweight to the Creature from the Black Lagoon
  • The Serpentine Swimming Club appeared to criticize Mr Hancock yesterday, tweeting an image of him swimming with the caption: ‘Serpentine swimming is strictly for members only and no guests are allowed’
  • But a spokesperson for Mr Hancock told MailOnline today that he was ‘invited for an impromptu swim by enthusiastic club members – who even lent towels’, and given a ‘warm welcome’ from club members.

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Matt Hancock has sparked a flurry of light-hearted tweets mocking him for taking a brisk swim in the waters of Hyde Park – as the swimming club which operates at the site slammed the former minister for breaking the rules of the ” reserved for members”.

Social media users shed light on the former Health Secretary after sampling the freezing waters of central London’s Serpentine Lake – with former Lord Chancellor Robert Buckland and Lord Bethell – at 7.45am yesterday..

Some seem to swoon over the politician, calling him a ‘Hancock crush’ and joking that it was ‘only a matter of time’ before he launched a page on OnlyFans – where artists adults charge money for their 18+ content.

Others compared a photo of Hancock, 43, emerging from London waters to a scene from a James Bond film, placing the photo alongside that of actor Daniel Craig in a shirtless beach scene for Casino Royal.

But Hancock’s outdoor laps appeared to annoy local swimmers by breaking the rules, with the Serpentine Swimming Club yesterday tweeting a link to photos of Mr Hancock’s swim, adding: ‘Serpentine swimming is strictly reserved to members and no guests are allowed.”

But a spokesman for Matt Hancock told MailOnline today: ‘Matt and Robert were on the run and invited for an impromptu swim by enthusiastic club members – who even lent towels. It was all very cheerful, though cold, and they were both very grateful for the warm welcome!

Matt Hancock has sparked a flurry of light-hearted tweets mocking him for taking a quick dip in the waters of Hyde Park – as the swimming club which operates at the site slammed the former minister for breaking the rules of the ” reserved for members”.

Social media users shed light on the former health secretary after sampling the freezing waters of central London’s Serpentine Lake at 7.45am yesterday. Some seem to swoon over the politician, calling him a ‘Hancock crush’ and joking that it was ‘only a matter of time’ before he launched a page on OnlyFans – where artists adults charge money for their 18+ content. Others compared a photo of Hancock, 43, emerging from London waters to a scene from a James Bond film, placing the photo alongside that of actor Daniel Craig in a shirtless beach scene for Casino Royal.

Yesterday the Serpentine Swimming Club tweeted a link to pictures of Mr Hancock swimming, adding:

The Serpentine Swimming Club yesterday tweeted a link to photos of Mr Hancock’s swim, adding: ‘The serpentine swim is strictly for members only and no guests are allowed’

Hancock, who was forced to resign last year after a lockdown affair with a senior aide, had braved zero air temperatures with chilly waters at just 4C after jogging with the Parliamentary Running Club.

A Twitter user said a shirtless photo of the waist-deep conservative heavyweight in the water showed “the most hair Matt Hancock has been pictured with in many years!”

Another tweeted a black-and-white video clip of the monster from horror movie Creature from the Black Lagoon, writing, “I thought it was a movie trailer.”

The former minister had been photographed coming in and braving the cold waters to paddle around 20m before retiring in a heated towel, the Standard reported.

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