Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and his lover Gina Coladangelo are said to have travelled 550 miles from the UK to the Swiss Alps remaining as low key as possible
Matt Hancock and his lover Gina Coladangelo have been spotted on their first holiday as a couple – a budget break in the Swiss Alps.
The disgraced ex-Health Secretary and his former adviser are staying at an £87-a-night mountain hideaway in the resort of Villars-sur-Ollon.
In winter it is a prime ski resort and in summer offers a beautiful landscape to explore.
Married dad-of-three Mr Hancock went to ground for two months after resigning his ministerial post in the aftermath of his scandalous relationship being exposed.
He then resurfaced in August when he was spotted bodyboarding in Cornwall on a holiday.
Dressed in his swimming shorts, a shirt and Crocs, he was seen last month obligingly granting requests for selfies from other holidaymakers.
He was also pictured rock-pooling with his children at the beach back in August, where he splashed around in the surf.
The 42-year-old MP and Ms Coladangelo, 44, who also has three children with entrepreneur husband Oliver Tress, drove the 550 miles to the Alps in order to remain as low key as possible.
They arrived at the retreat close to Geneva on Tuesday, the Daily Express reports.
It is thought Mr Hancock, who moved out of his marital home in June, will also be using the holiday to do some further training for the London Marathon on October 3.
He is running it for the first time to raise money for the Bury St Edmunds-based St Nicholas Hospice Care.
The couple have been spotted sightseeing and enjoying hearty continental breakfasts during their romantic break.
They were also been seen having dinner with friends on Tuesday, with Mr Hancock donning a blue baseball cap, white shirt, chinos and trainers.
And Ms Coladangelo wore a dark blue dress, denim jacket and sandals.
On Wednesday morning, the politician and his former aide were seen loading bags into the boot of their car.
The two-star lodge sits on a sunny south-facing terrace high above the Rhone valley and is close to stunning Lake Geneva and overlooked by snow-capped peaks.
The pair had been caught on CCTV kissing in Mr Hancock’s office in the Department of Health on May 6, with the footage published 10 days later.
At the time Mr Hancock was ordering Brits to observe social distancing guidance, including being “careful” when hugging people outside, despite their “yearning” for physical contact.
Despite being publicly backed by Prime Minister Boris Johnson, Mr Hancock resigned 48 hours later and said he wished to remain out of the spotlight for the sake of his children and wife Martha.
Mr Hancock’s resignation sparked a Cabinet reshuffle, with Sajid Javid replacing him as Health Secretary.