Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo appear to be working on home improvement projects.
The couple were spotted in home improvement store Homebase in north London on Sunday shopping for various items, including a mat for their bin.
The couple, who fell in love after having an affair when they were both married, took their purchases in the car before loading up and driving off.
Mr Hancock, 43, became Health Secretary in July 2018 and was retained in Boris Johnson’s cabinet the following year.
He resigned as Health Secretary after it was discovered he broke Covid-19 social distancing rules with Ms Coladangelo and was replaced in the role by Sajid Javid.
Hancock later admitted he had ‘blew up every part of my life’ after he was caught on CCTV cheating on his wife with his married aide and millionaire lobbyist Coladangelo against his Whitehall office door in June of Last year.
He lost his job when it emerged they saw each other well that she was his helper and broke the social distancing rules that Mr Hancock had created.
Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and girlfriend Gina Coladangelo appear to be working on home improvement projects
The couple were spotted at the Homebase DIY store in north London on Sunday shopping for various items, including a mat for their bin. Ms Coladangelo is seen carrying the mat and Mr Hancock carrying another box
The couple were spotted at the Finchley store around 10.30am on Sunday, both in casual attire.
Mr Hancock wore a blue jumper and jeans as he carried a large cardboard box. We don’t know what’s in the box.
Ms Coladangelo wore a gray sweater and patterned leggings for their outing. She was seen bringing the trash to the vehicle.
Their excursion is likely to spark rumors that the couple have finally taken shelter.
Mr Hancock collected his belongings from his former marital home in London in July 2021. He had lived there with his wife Martha Hancock and their children.
At that time, the father-of-three and his former assistant were building their relationship away from the public eye, but were not yet living together, the couple’s friends claimed.
But since then the former health secretary and his lover have been spotted out in public together, including in May when they attended the Chelsea Flower Show with his mother and stepfather.
The couple were spotted at the Finchley store around 10.30am on Sunday, both in casual attire
Mr Hancock and Ms Coladangelo are pictured at the Homebase checkout on Sunday
The couple’s excursion is likely to raise questions about whether they live together. In July 2021, the couple’s friends claimed they were together but were not yet cohabiting
Last week it was revealed that Mr Hancock would have signed on for the next series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins.
He reportedly met with producers earlier this month to work out the details of his appearance on the grueling reality show.
This will make Mr Hancock the first MP to take part in the Channel 4 series, which sees candidates take part in an intensive two-week training course designed to replicate the UK special forces selection course.
Mr Hancock is said to be hoping to ‘show a different side’ of himself after stepping down from his post when it emerged he broke social distancing rules and cheated on his wife with Ms Coladangelo last year.
He will be tested on the show by ex-Private Jason Fox and ex-US Marine Rudy Reyes.
The politician is keen on fitness and was regularly seen running early morning errands in the capital while in government.
He previously promised to get the nation back in shape during the Covid-19 lockdowns in 2020, citing obesity rates in the UK as the reason for high Covid deaths and hospitalisations.
The Tory MP was exposed for cheating on his wife Martha in June 2021 after he was caught kissing Ms Coladangelo in his private office, breaking social distancing guidelines he had set out.
Mr Hancock tried to ride out the political storm over his flagrant breaches of Covid-19 regulations and marital infidelity, but was ultimately forced to resign.
Mr Hancock and Ms Coladangelo have been spotted together in public on several occasions. In May the couple went to the Chelsea Flower Show (pictured) with their mother and stepfather
Challenge: The former health secretary, 43, is said to have met producers and signed up for the next series of Celebrity SAS: Who Dares Wins
CCTV: Mr Hancock hopes to ‘show a different side’ of himself after resigning from his post in disgrace after it emerged he broke social distancing rules and cheated on his wife with a senior assistant the last year
In his first interview since quitting as Health Secretary and losing his wife over the affair, Mr Hancock again apologized to those he had hurt and admitted that he had “let people down”.
Speaking to ITV political editor Robert Peston on his show, Mr Hancock said: “Well, as you can imagine, the first thing I focused on was my personal life, then I focused on my professional responsibilities, and I decided that I had to quit.
The Tory MP was exposed for cheating on his wife Martha Hancock in June 2021. She is pictured arriving home in London shortly after their separation
“I had blown every part of my life and focused on my personal life first, as you can probably imagine. He was the right thing to do.’
The Hancocks, who married in 2006, had lived with their 14-year-old daughter and two sons, aged 13 and 8, in London and West Suffolk until last year when Mr Hancock’s affair has been revealed.
After the footage was released, Mr Hancock confirmed his resignation and said he wanted to ‘reiterate his apology for breaching the guidelines’.
He said: “The last thing I want is for my private life to distract from the single focus that gets us out of this crisis.”
“I want to reiterate my apologies for breaking the advice and apologize to my family and loved ones for putting them through this. I also need to be with my children right now.
And a letter 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 want is for my private life to distract from the single goal that gets us out of this crisis.