Sixty seconds of unguarded passion: The excruciating minute-long CCTV footage of Matt Hancock and his married aide is revealed in full as he fights to keep his job
- Footage captures Matt Hancock appearing to check whether the coast is clear
- He then seems to lean on the door before passionate kiss with Gina Coladangel
- The video follows Labour and Lib Dems branding Health Secretary a ‘hypocrite’
- But PM’s spokesman said Boris ‘accepted apology and considers matter closed’
The excruciating minute-long CCTV video of Matt Hancock passionately kissing his married aide has been revealed in full.
Footage captures the Health Secretary opening the door a crack and appearing to check whether the coast is clear before making his move on the millionaire lobbyist.
Gina Coladangelo, 43, walks towards married Mr Hancock, who backs up against the closed door as the pair become immersed in a heated embrace.
The video, released by The Sun, comes as Mr Hancock fights for his political life, with Labour and the Liberal Democrats branding him a ‘hypocrite’ who should be fired for kissing a lover and ignoring his own ‘hands, face and space’ mantra.
Gina Coladangelo, 43, walks towards married Mr Hancock, who backs up against the closed door as the pair become immersed in a heated embrace
Despite the sleaze scandal the 42-year-old still hopes to keep his job and said: ‘I accept that I breached the social distancing guidance in these circumstances’
Towards the start of the clip, the Health Secretary appears to lean on the door before snogging Ms Coladangelo, placing one hand behind her head and moving the other towards her bottom.
The aide reaches her hand to Mr Hancock’s cheek as he tilts forward and the pair briefly break away, smiling towards each other.
They then resume their passionate kiss while Mr Hancock buries his face in her neck and she moves both hands up to his shoulders.
The politician, who is facing towards the camera with a view of Ms Coladangelo’s back, seems to exchange a few words with his aide before giving a chuckle.
They both hold onto each other while swaying side to side with their hands intertwined as she whispers in his ear.
The steamy clip ends with the pair pulling away and Ms Coladangelo placing her hands behind her back while they speak to each other.
The Health Secretary, 42, pictured with millionaire lobbyist Gina Coladangelo outside Downing Street in May
A solemn Martha Hancock walks the couple’s dog near their north London home today as he husband admitted he had ‘let people down’
Mrs Coladangelo (pictured here with husband Oliver Tress – the founder of the Oliver Bonas clothing chain), who is a director and shareholder at lobbying firm Luther Pendragon
Despite the sleaze scandal the 42-year-old still hopes to keep his job and said: ‘I accept that I breached the social distancing guidance in these circumstances.
‘I have let people down and am very sorry. I remain focused on working to get the country out of this pandemic, and would be grateful for privacy for my family on this personal matter.’
And backing him Boris Johnson’s spokesman told reporters: ‘You have seen the Health Secretary’s statement and so I would point you to that, I don’t really have anything further to add.
‘He accepts that he has broken the social distancing guidelines. The Prime Minister has accepted the Health Secretary’s apology and considers the matter closed.’
He added ‘all the correct procedures were followed’ in hiring Ms Coladangelo, who is paid £15,000 for around 15 days work per year.
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