Matt Hancock raced home to tell his wife Martha he was leaving after learning that CCTV showed him kissing his assistant Gina Coladangelo, reportedly on the verge of firing.
Mr Hancock resigned as Minister of Health tonight after increasing pressure to quit following video footage of him hugging Ms. Coladangelo in his ministerial office in violation of coronavirus restrictions.
After hearing from The Sun that they received the CCTV footage, Mr Hancock allegedly sped home Thursday night to tell his wife Martha he was leaving.
According to reports, Mr Hancock even woke her youngest child, who is eight, to say he was leaving.
The allegations come after a Tory source told the Mirror that Mr. Hancock’s marriage was “completely over”.
The source said, “Everyone in Westminster and the Department of Health is talking about it.
“Hancock’s pathetic apology for violating social distancing guidelines has been so badly received.
“It’s not the affair, it’s the hypocrisy – do what I say, not what I do.”
Mr Hancock wrote to Boris Johnson on Saturday saying, “The last thing I want is my personal life to divert attention from the single-minded focus that is leading us out of this crisis.
“I want to apologize again for violating the guidelines and apologize to my family and loved ones for going through this. I have to be with my children at this time too.”
He said, “We owe it to people who sacrificed so much in this pandemic, to be honest, if we failed them, as I did by breaking the guidelines.”
Mr. Hancock paid tribute to the NHS staff and health and welfare officials, admitting that “we have not made every decision right”.
But he said, “I know people understand how difficult it is to deal with the unknown and to make the difficult trade-off between freedom, prosperity and health that we have faced.”
In a video posted on Twitter, Mr. Hancock said, “I understand the enormous sacrifices that everyone in this country has made, you are. And those of us who make these rules have to obey them, and that’s why I step down. “
Former Chancellor and Home Secretary Sajid Javid will replace Matt Hancock as health minister, Downing Street has announced.