SCANDAL-hit Matt Hancock may be washed up as Health Secretary, but he can still splash out on a seaside holiday with his kids.
The 42-year-old tried his hand at bodyboarding — and though at one point he looked out of his depth, he just about avoided sinking without trace.
Mr Hancock, who resigned in June after his affair with an advisor was exposed by The Sun, rocked up in Cornwall this week with his three children.
He looked as though the South West waves had washed away all of his problems as he enjoyed some family time on the beach.
Estranged wife Martha, 44, is also thought to be staying nearby and sharing separate time with the kids.
She was spotted still wearing her wedding ring.
Meanwhile Mr Hancock was seen walking through a holiday village in a red cap, shirt, sports shorts and crocs — looking relaxed and happily posing for selfies.
One onlooker said: “Everyone he’s come by had been very friendly. One even shouted, ‘Thanks for the vaccine!’”
It seems he finally fulfilled his promise to whisk his brood to the popular seaside spot after Mr Hancock revealed he had already booked his trip at the start of the year.
He has kept a low profile since The Sun published CCTV images shot in May of swim-fan Mr Hancock practising a different sort of stroke with 44-year-old Gina Coladangelo.
The intimate clinch, in a corridor at work, breached social distancing rules and saw him step down from his role as Health Secretary after making political waves.
Ms Coladangelo, who also has three children, split from her husband Oliver Tress. She is thought to still be at her marital home.
Mr Hancock moved out of his family home, ending 15 years of marriage.
Rumours have been swirling that despite their physical separation, he and Ms Coladangelo are still very much an item and are weighing up how to present the relationship to the public.
A friend told the Mail on Sunday: “He is still very much together with Gina, but they are physically apart because of the intense media interest.”
The couple are also considering making a public appearance for pictures together in a bid to defuse the situation – as long as they are left in peace afterwards, the Mail reported.
They are also said to be conscious of the interests of their six children from their two marriages when making decisions about how to present their relationship.
Last week, it was reported that Hancock could face deselection in his West Suffolk constituency and lose his seat in the Commons over the fury caused by his extra-marital activity.
The former Cabinet minister has not been seen in Parliament since his affair was exposed.
Source: The Sun