Twitter erupts with memes after Matt Hancock quits over aide affair and jokes he'll be crying in job centre queue

TWITTER has exploded with memes poking fun at Matt Hancock's resignation – joking the MP will be left "crying" in the Job Centre queue.

Moments after he quit as Health Secretary, creative types on the social media platform even suggested he might join Love Island.

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The beleaguered minister has tonight quit after shocking footage of his clinch with a senior aide at work was published by The Sun.

The Health Minister resigned from his high-profile government post in the wake of mounting pressure from colleagues within the Conservative party over the steamy kiss between him and Gina Coladangelo.

And tonight's resignation revelation prompted a barrage of tweets.

It comes as…

  • Matt Hancock announced he was resigning almost 48 hours after his affair with his aide was exposed
  • The Health Secretary told his wife he was leaving her as the affair was revealed
  • Gina Coladangelo has left her position on the Department of Health board after the affair with Hancock
  • Read Matt Hancock's resignation letter in full
  • Boris Johnson told Hancock 'you should be proud of what you've achieved' as he accepted his resignation
  • Sajid Javid will be the new Health Secretary

Piers Morgan echoed comments on Twitter by blasting Mr Hancock for resigning over his affair – and not over failures that saw Britain's Covid toll rise.

The former Good Morning Britain host, 56, berated the minister, writing: "Didn’t resign for his abject failures on PPE, testing & care homes that led to Britain having the worst Covid death toll in Europe.

"Did resign for being caught snogging his mistress. Pretty much sums up Matt Hancock. As the Prime Minister said: ‘Totally f***ing hopeless.’"

Former Chancellor and Home Secretary Sajid Javid will replace Mr Hancock as Health Secretary, Downing Street announced tonight.

The highly-experienced MP has been described as a "ready-made" minister for Boris Johnson's government as it battles the pandemic.

Boris Johnson has told Mr Hancock that he "should be proud of what he's achieved" – despite slamming him as "useless' in a text.

He added that he should "leave office very proud of what you have achieved not just in tackling the pandemic, but even before Covid-19 struck us".

In his letter to the Prime Minister he wrote: "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 would want is for my private life to distract attention from the single-minded focus that is leading us out of this crisis.

"I want to reiterate my apology for breaking the guidance, and apologise to my family and loved ones for putting them through this. I also need to be with my children at this time."

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