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Ex Health Secretary Matt Hancock is spotted with lover Gina Coladangelo

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and his lover Gina Coladangelo were spotted heading out for dinner with friends as they enjoyed their first romantic getaway as a couple in the Swiss Alps.  

The ex-minister, 42, and his former aide, Miss Coladangelo, 44, appeared in high spirits as they emerged from their £87-a-night hotel tucked away in the mountains in the village of Villars-sur-Ollon, near Montreux.           

The pair, who have continued dating since their affair was exposed, have been staying at The Villars Mountain Lodge, described on the hotel’s website as ‘resolutely modern and at the same time delightfully authentic’.  

Boasting hot showers, a bar and diner, ‘cozy beds, ultra-soft pillows and soundproof rooms’, the hotel is around a 90 minute drive from the city of Geneva and provides views of the famous Mont Blanc.  

Known for skiing and its eye-wateringly expensive boarding schools, the village is also part of the wider resort of Villars – a favourite with royalty and celebrities. 

Last night pictures showed Mr Hancock wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses and a face mask while Miss Coladangelo dressed casually in a denim jacket and black dress as the pair head out for dinner with friends.  

As the pair continued to enjoy their break away, Mr Hancock’s wife Martha, 44, who met the former health secretary when they were both students at Oxford University, was spotted in north London earlier today during the school run.

The sighting comes just months after Mr Hancock was forced to quit the Cabinet when CCTV from his Whitehall office was leaked of him kissing his married aide in breach of Covid social-distancing guidance. 

The couple drove to the resort from the UK for what is thought to be their first holiday abroad together since their relationship was revealed in June, The Daily Express reports.  

Former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and his girlfriend Gina Coladangelo have been spotted at a £87-a-night hotel in the Swiss Alps

The couple, who have continues dating since their affair was exposed, appeared in high spirits and they head out for dinner with friends

The couple, who have continues dating since their affair was exposed, appeared in high spirits and they head out for dinner with friends 

Matt Hancock

Gina Coladangelo

Matt Hancock (left) donned a baseball cap, sunglasses and a jumper while Miss Coladangelo (right) dressed casually in a denim jacket

The pair, who have been staying at The Villars Mountain Lodge, drove to the resort from the UK for what is thought to be their first holiday abroad together since their relationship was revealed

The pair, who have been staying at The Villars Mountain Lodge, drove to the resort from the UK for what is thought to be their first holiday abroad together since their relationship was revealed

It comes as Martha Hancock, 44, appeared to be in good spirits as she was pictured in north London on Thursday during the school run

It comes as Martha Hancock, 44, appeared to be in good spirits as she was pictured in north London on Thursday during the school run

It was Mr Hancock’s second holiday in as many weeks after he was spotted hitting the surf in Cornwall with his children last month. 

Earlier today, Martha Hancock appeared in good spirits as she was pictured during the school run. 

The ‘resolutely modern’ £87-a-night Swiss hotel with views of famous Mont Blanc where Matt Hancock has whisked his former aide  

Nestled in the Swiss Alps, the £87-a-night Villars Lodge bills itself as ‘a resolutely modern and at the same time delightfully authentic’ hotel.

It is situated in the quaint village of Villars-sur-Ollon, a popular skiing hotspot around 18 miles south of the charming resort town of Montreux.

The village sits at the foot of the 7,000ft Le Chamossaire, the peak of which can be reached by cable car from Villars-sur-Ollon.

A short walk from the village is also a cable car to the top of the 6,500ft Chaux Ronde – another hotspot for skiers.

Visitors to Villars-sur-Ollon can also catch a glimpse of the famous Mont Blanc – the highest mountain in the Alps and Western Europe – from parts of the village.

Alongside skiing, Villars is known to host some of the most expensive private international boarding schools in the world.

Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil, La Garenne School, Préfleuri, and Aiglon College are all situated in the town.

The hotel itself boasts high-pressure showers, ‘cozy beds’ and ‘ultra soft pillows’ as well as unlimited free Wi-Fi and a late checkout option.

It also has a bar, soundproof rooms and ski hire facilities.

On its website, the hotel is described as ‘a place to live and experience a new art of living just a few steps from the mountains, but thousands of miles from traditional hotels’. 

The Hancocks, who married in 2006, had lived with their daughter, 14, and two sons, 13 and eight, in London and West Suffolk, until earlier this year when Mr Hancock’s affair was exposed. 

Mr Hancock’s kiss with Miss Coladangelo, a mother-of-three whose husband Oliver Tress is the founder of clothing shop Oliver Bonas, is alleged to have taken place on May 6 this year. 

After the footage emerged, Mr Hancock confirmed his resignation and said he wanted to ‘reiterate his apology for breaking the guidance’.

He said: ‘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.’

And a letter issued to the public read: ‘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.’ 

Nestled in the Swiss Alps in an upmarket ski resort popular with royalty, the £87-a-night hotel where Mr Hancock and Miss Coladangelo are staying is described as ‘delightfully authentic’.

The ex-minister and his lover, who left their respective partners to be together, checked into room 206 of the Mountain Villars Lodge under assumed names.

They had to enter their accommodation with a digital key door which had gauche patterned wallpaper around it.

Theirs was a distinctly unglamorous home for the 24 hours after booking by telephone.

Instead of some of the more glamorous residences he would have occupied as a leading figure in Her Majesty’s government, Mr Hancock had to put up with plastic chairs, a tiny desk from where to do his MPs work and twin beds.

The two single beds were pushed together to allow the couple to sleep together.

Nearby was a small sink with soap offered from a plastic bottle attached to the wall. Two drinking water glasses were also placed by the sink.

Eleven wooden hangers helped them to store their clothes for the night and each had a spotlight beside them as they lay down to enable bedside reading.

Their bags or suitcases would’ve had to have been stored carefully under the wardrobe as floor space was limited.

Any MPs work that he had to deal with, would have been done from a tiny wooden desk with a single wooden chair placed in the corner of the tiny room and a straw basket was also offered for any unwanted documents.

Outside on the balcony, were two plastic chairs and a tiny table from which they could view the Vista and the Dents du Midi mountain.

Meanwhile the couple’s single shower had a striped shower curtain and soap from a plastic container and the toilet was positioned across from the tiny shower room.

On the door was a hand-painted caricature of two trees, one with a gentlemen’s trilby and another with a ladies fedora signifying that it was a unisex toilet.

The lovers dined in the hotel’s restaurant and were largely ignored by guests from a private cocktail party who were also there.

On the menu were burgers, sea bream ceviche and Galician Octopus and for breakfast they were offered a typical continental breakfast of bread, cheese, meats, fresh orange and coffee. 

Mr Hancock, who is required to eat carefully in preparation for when he runs the London Marathon, drove off with Miss Coladangelo on Tuesday morning to an unknown location.

A source at the hotel told MailOnline: ‘We didn’t realise that he was a VIP or had been a VIP. 

The former Health Secretary and Miss Coladangelo emerged from their hotel been staying at The Villars Mountain Lodge, described on the hotel's website as 'resolutely modern and at the same time delightfully authentic'. Boasting hot showers, a bar and diner, 'cozy beds, ultra-soft pillows and soundproof rooms', the hotel is around a 90 minute drive from the city of Geneva and provides views of the famous Mont Blanc. Known for skiing and its eye-wateringly expensive boarding schools, the village is also part of the wider resort of Villars - a favourite with royalty and celebrities. Pictures showed Mr Hancock wearing a baseball cap, sunglasses and a face mask while Miss Coladangelo dressed casually in a denim jacket and black dress as the pair head out for dinner with friends. The sighting comes just months after Mr Hancock was forced to quit the Cabinet when CCTV from his Whitehall office was leaked of him kissing his married aide in breach of Covid social-distancing guidance. The couple drove to the resort from the UK for what is thought to be their first holiday abroad together since their relationship was revealed in June, The Daily Express reports.

The former Health Secretary and Miss Coladangelo emerged from their hotel in the village of Villars-sur-Ollon, near Montreux

The latests sighting comes after Mr Hancock was forced to quit the Cabinet when CCTV from his Whitehall office was leaked of him kissing his married aide

The latests sighting comes after Mr Hancock was forced to quit the Cabinet when CCTV from his Whitehall office was leaked of him kissing his married aide 

Mr Hancock wore a cap and sunglasses

Miss Coladangelo

The hotel in which Mr Hancock and Miss Coladangelo, are staying in is located at the centre of the village and provides views of the famous Mont Blanc

Mr Hancock was forced to quit the Cabinet when CCTV from his Whitehall office was leaked of him kissing his married aide

Mr Hancock was forced to quit the Cabinet when CCTV from his Whitehall office was leaked of him kissing his married aide

The £87-a-night resort is tucked away in the mountains in situated in the village of Villars-sur-Ollon in the Swiss Alps

The £87-a-night resort is tucked away in the mountains in situated in the village of Villars-sur-Ollon in the Swiss Alps

‘Nobody had any idea that he was famous back in Britain all that people would be interested in what he was doing with his companion.

‘They were just like any other couple on holiday. They didn’t speak very much to anyone or give any clue as to who they were.

‘We only found out yesterday that he was a member of the British Parliament.

‘Today we have had lots of questions about him. But the hotel cannot give any private data to anyone. And he has gone.’    

In 2015 Princesses Marie and Athena of Denmark joined other members of the Danish Royal family on their annual ski holiday in Col-de-Bretaye near Villars-sur-Ollon.

The resort is also a favourite of former England rugby star Mike Tindall, the husband of the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall. He once told the Telegraph: ‘Villars is very quiet so you get the slopes to yourself and there are no lift queues.’

Earlier this year the village, situated at the foot of the 7,000ft high Le Chamossaire mountain, also welcomed Swiss President Guy Parmelin, who visited for a holiday, while pioneering British chef Heston Blumenthal also lists it among his favourite ski resorts. 

In February, the village was the launch point for a new mass-testing scheme for Covid-19, which encouraged skiers to take part in voluntary testing.  More than 400 tests were taken in the first day, of which four came back positive. 

With a cable car station to the top of Le Chamossaire at situated the top of the village and another nearby to the peak of the 6,500ft Chaux Ronde, the area is a hotspot for ski-enthusiasts. 

Alongside skiing, Villars is known to host some of the most expensive private international boarding schools in the world.  

The £75,100-a-year Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil – whose alumni include ex-F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve and the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg – as well as the La Garenne School, Préfleuri, and the £83,868-a-year Aiglon College, once home to House of Cards actor Michal Gill, are all situated in the town. 

The hotel in which Mr Hancock and his lover, Miss Coladangelo, are staying in is located at the centre of the village. 

It is near to a row of swanky restaurants, including the Michelin Guide recommend Le Jardin des Alpes.  

Dating back to 1870, but recently modernised, the hotel boasts high-pressure showers, ‘cozy beds’ and ‘ultra soft pillows’ as well as unlimited free Wi-Fi and a late checkout option. It also has ‘soundproof rooms’, a bar and diner, and ski hire facilities.

On its website, the hotel is described as ‘a place to live and experience a new art of living just a few steps from the mountains, but thousands of miles from traditional hotels’.

And it has earned rave reviews on Trip Advisor, with one recent visitor saying: ‘Perfect, amazing energy, made with love and care. Beautiful setting with a big garden, beautiful design.  

‘You can see that somebody thought about every detail to be welcoming, friendly and beautiful. It feels like home in a big mansion.’

Others described the hotel hosting the Mr Hancock, who was earning around £145,000-a-year as Health Secretary, a job he resigned from after his affair with Ms Coladangelo was exposed, as ‘great value for money’.  

Mr Hancock and his girlfriend checked into room 206 of the Mountain Villars Lodge under assumed names and had to enter their  accommodation with a digital key door

Mr Hancock and his girlfriend checked into room 206 of the Mountain Villars Lodge under assumed names and had to enter their  accommodation with a digital key door

A step inside the couple's room in the Swiss Alps revealed  the two single beds that had been pushed together

A step inside the couple’s room in the Swiss Alps revealed  the two single beds that had been pushed together 

The room also featured a small desk

Wardrobe inside the room

The room also featured a small desk (left) and eleven wooden hangers (right) which would have helped the couple store their clothes for the night 

Images from inside the hotel room showed the couple each had a spotlight

Sink inside the room

Images from inside the hotel room showed the couple each had a spotlight beside (left) them as they lay down to enable bedside reading.  Two drinking water glasses were also placed by the sink inside their room (right)

A step outside onto the balcony of the room revealed plastic chairs and a tiny table from which they could view the Vista

A step outside onto the balcony of the room revealed plastic chairs and a tiny table from which they could view the Vista

The room provided picturesque views of the surrounding landscape and also looked onto the Dents du Midi mountain

The room provided picturesque views of the surrounding landscape and also looked onto the Dents du Midi mountain

Just a stone's throw away from the couple's room, inside the Mountain Villars Lodge in the Swiss Alps, was a tennis court

Just a stone’s throw away from the couple’s room, inside the Mountain Villars Lodge in the Swiss Alps, was a tennis court

Boasting hot showers, a bar (pictured) and diner, the hotel is located in Villars-sur-Ollon, a village a short drive from the popular resort town of Montreux and around a 90 minute drive from Geneva

Boasting hot showers, a bar (pictured) and diner, the hotel is located in Villars-sur-Ollon, a village a short drive from the popular resort town of Montreux and around a 90 minute drive from Geneva

After footage of Mr Hancock and Miss Coladangelo emerged, the former health secretary said he wanted to 'reiterate his apology for breaking the guidance'

After footage of Mr Hancock and Miss Coladangelo emerged, the former health secretary said he wanted to ‘reiterate his apology for breaking the guidance’

Pictures which were seen last night showed the pair heading out for dinner with friends, The Daily Express reports

Pictures which were seen last night showed the pair heading out for dinner with friends, The Daily Express reports

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On his JustGiving fundraising page, someone by the name of ‘Dominic Cummings’ writes: ‘Hope you’re better at this than you are at sourcing PPE’

On his JustGiving fundraising page, someone by the name of ‘Dominic Cummings’ writes: ‘Hope you’re better at this than you are at sourcing PPE’

Mystery surrounds the recruitment of Miss Coladangelo, who met Mr Hancock while volunteering at the student radio station at Oxford University in the 1990s. 

She worked on Mr Hancock’s failed Tory leadership campaign in 2019 and was secretly taken on as an unpaid adviser at the Department of Health last year before being made a non-executive director on a £15,000 contract. 

This year a Tory source said the pair had become inseparable, adding: ‘They always appeared to be incredibly close. Her status was always slightly mysterious but she went everywhere with him. She was in every meeting.’ 

‘The staff are super friendly and breakfast for an addition is an excellent deal. 

‘We will go back for a longer break and hopefully stay there for weekends regularly,’ one wrote on TripAdvisor.

Rooms are currently around the £87 to £120-a-night mark, depending on size, due to it being out of season for skiing in Switzerland, where the ski season runs from around November to April time.  

Following Mr Hancock’s resignation, the Prime Minister said he was ‘sorry’ to receive Mr Hancock’s resignation as Health Secretary.

He said Mr Hancock ‘should leave office very proud of what you have achieved – not just in tackling the pandemic, but even before Covid-19 struck us’.

Boris Johnson added: ‘I am grateful for your support and believe that your contribution to public service is far from over.’  

In the wake of the scandal, Mr Hancock reportedly told his wife Martha, who he married in 2006, that their marriage was over and announced he would be spending time away from the spotlight to focus on his three children. 

And earlier in the summer, he was seen moving boxes, suitcases and clothes out of his marital home in London.    

Mystery surrounds the recruitment of Miss Coladangelo, who met Mr Hancock while volunteering at the student radio station at Oxford University in the 1990s.  

She worked on Mr Hancock’s failed Tory leadership campaign in 2019 and was secretly taken on as an unpaid adviser at the Department of Health last year before being made a non-executive director on a £15,000 contract. 

This year a Tory source said the pair had become inseparable, adding: ‘They always appeared to be incredibly close. 

‘Her status was always slightly mysterious but she went everywhere with him. She was in every meeting.’ 

Friends insisted the extramarital affair only began in May, the same month that Mr Hancock and Miss Coladangelo were caught in the incriminating footage. 

Villars is also a favourite of former England rugby star Mike Tindall, the husband of the Queen's granddaughter Zara Tindall. He once told the Telegraph: 'Villars is very quiet so you get the slopes to yourself and there are no lift queues.' Pictured: Mike Tindall pictured skiing in Italy

Villars is also a favourite of former England rugby star Mike Tindall, the husband of the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall. He once told the Telegraph: ‘Villars is very quiet so you get the slopes to yourself and there are no lift queues.’ Pictured: Mike Tindall pictured skiing in Italy

Matt Hancock was spotted on holiday with his family in Cornwall last month after his affair with Gina Colangelo was exposed

Matt Hancock was spotted on holiday with his family in Cornwall last month after his affair with Gina Colangelo was exposed 

Mr Hancock's children were with him on the beach at Pentireglaze Haven last month, where they also enjoyed some rock-pooling

Mr Hancock’s children were with him on the beach at Pentireglaze Haven last month, where they also enjoyed some rock-pooling

Mr Hancock had been married to his wife Martha for 15 years and they have three children together

Mr Hancock had been married to his wife Martha for 15 years and they have three children together

Miss Coladangelo (pictured here with former husband Oliver Tress - the founder of the Oliver Bonas clothing chain), who is a director and shareholder at lobbying firm Luther Pendragon

Miss Coladangelo (pictured here with former husband Oliver Tress – the founder of the Oliver Bonas clothing chain), who is a director and shareholder at lobbying firm Luther Pendragon

The Hancocks, Gina Coladangelo and Oliver Tress: How they met and the affair that has torn them apart 

Mr Hancock resigned as Health Secretary less than 48 hours after pictures emerged of him in a passionate embrace with Gina Coladangelo, pictured together above

Mr Hancock resigned as Health Secretary less than 48 hours after pictures emerged of him in a passionate embrace with Gina Coladangelo, pictured together above 

  • 1993: Oliver Tress opens the first Oliver Bonas store on London’s Fulham Road
  • 1995: Matt Hancock starts studying PPE at the same time as Gina Coladangelo at Oxford University, where he also meets his future wife Martha Millar
  • 1998: Matt Hancock and Gina Coladangelo graduate from Oxford, where they also worked on studio radio
  • 2006: Matt Hancock marries Martha Millar
  • 2002: Gina Coladangelo starts working at lobbying firm Luther Pendragon, where she stays until 2014
  • 2011: Oliver Tress and Gina Coladangelo are believed to have married around this year
  • 2014: Gina Coladangelo starts working as marketing and communications director at Oliver Bonas
  • 2018: Matt Hancock becomes Health Secretary
  • 2020: Gina Coladangelo is hired by Matt Hancock as a non-executive director at the Department of Health. But she may have been advising him since 2019
  • May 6, 2021: Colleagues kiss passionately in his Whitehall office 
  • June 3: Matt and Gina head to Oxford together for G7 health summit and may have stayed together  
  • June 25: The Sun reveals the affair after CCTV emerges of them kissing
  • June 26: Matt Hancock resigns as Health Secretary and the new couple go to ground 

 

But others said the pair, who have known each other since university days when they met at Oxford, have raised eyebrows for some time. 

Miss Coladangelo was allegedly confronted as long ago as 2019 by ministerial aides who asked outright if there was any romance between the pair, something the twice-married mother-of-three flatly denied. 

Appointed Health Secretary in 2018 after spending 18 months in the culture brief, Matt Hancock has been a prominent figure for the Government during its handling of the coronavirus pandemic until his resignation on Saturday.  

Mr Hancock, who in 2018 became the only MP in British politics to launch his own app, took only eight years to rise from West Suffolk MP to Health Secretary. 

The Oxford and Cambridge educated father-of-three previously worked as an economist at the Bank of England and as chief of staff to George Osborne when he was shadow chancellor of the Exchequer, before becoming an MP.

Mr Hancock, who is said to have met Miss Coladangelo at university, had been married to his wife Martha for 15 years and they have three children together.

Miss Coladangelo told a BBC Radio 4 profile on the politician that the pair met at the Oxford University student radio station, Oxygen FM, where she was a news reader and he a sports reporter.

The marketing and communications director at Oliver Bonas, a British retailer founded by her husband Oliver Tress, told the BBC about how Mr Hancock had ‘told a white lie’ to his radio news desk after failing to make it to cover an international rugby match.  

She said: ‘He actually overslept and hot-footed it to the train but didn’t make it to Twickenham in time from Oxford, so had to get off the train at Reading, find a pub, watch the first half in a pub and then go to a phone box outside and report in.

‘So he told a white lie, pretended he was at Twickenham watching the rugby when in fact he was in a pub in Reading.’ 

The Cheshire-raised politician first attended cabinet after being appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office in 2015 by then prime minister David Cameron.

Mr Cameron’s successor Theresa May later promoted him to the role of culture secretary. 

He initially threw his hat into the ring to replace Mrs May in No 10 during the 2019 Conservative Party leadership contest, but withdrew from the leadership race part way through and was quick to throw his weight behind Mr Johnson.

He was among the handful of ministers to retain his brief when Mr Johnson took power in July 2019, making him one of the most prominent ministers when coronavirus rocked Britain eight months later.

The latest scenes come after Mr Hancock announced this week that he would be running the London Marathon next month to raise funds for a hospice. 

Ex-Health Secretary Matt Hancock’s wife Martha is all smiles as she is spotted out in north London while her husband enjoys romantic £87-a-night Alpine break with his lover Gina Coladangelo

By Jacob Thorburn for MailOnline  

A smiley Martha Hancock has been spotted in London while her husband of 15 years whisked his lover Gina Coladangelo away for a romantic summer break in the Swiss Alps. 

The 44-year-old wife of disgraced former Health Secretary Matt Hancock was pictured in north London earlier today during the school run and appeared to be in good spirits. 

Meanwhile, more than 600 miles away in the snowy Swiss Alps, Mr Hancock and former aide Miss Coladangelo were seen in the posh ski resort of Villars, after being caught in a steamy clinch in his office on CCTV in June.  

The pair, who have continued dating since their affair was exposed, have been staying at The Villars Mountain Lodge, described on the hotel’s website as ‘resolutely modern and at the same time delightfully authentic’.  

Boasting hot showers, a bar and diner, ‘cozy beds, ultra-soft pillows and soundproof rooms’, £87-a-night hotel is located in Villars-sur-Ollon. 

Martha Hancock, 44, appeared to be in good spirits as she was pictured in north London on Thursday

Martha Hancock, 44, appeared to be in good spirits as she was pictured in north London on Thursday

The Hancocks – who met while they were both students at Oxford University – had split their time between London and West Suffolk, the constituency he represents. 

They married in 2006 and lived with their daughter, 14, and two sons, 13 and eight, in London and West Suffolk.

The latest scenes come after Mr Hancock announced this week that he would be running the London Marathon next month to raise funds for a hospice. 

The sighting comes just months after Mr Hancock was forced to quit the Cabinet when CCTV from his Whitehall office was leaked of him kissing his married aide Miss Coladangelo in breach of Covid social-distancing guidance. 

Mr Hancock’s kiss with Miss Coladangelo, a mother-of-three whose husband Oliver Tress is the founder of clothing shop Oliver Bonas, is alleged to have taken place on May 6 this year. 

After the footage emerged, Mr Hancock confirmed his resignation and said he wanted to ‘reiterate his apology for breaking the guidance’.

He said: ‘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.’

Boasting hot showers, a bar (pictured) and diner, the hotel is located in Villars-sur-Ollon, a village a short drive from the popular resort town of Montreux and around a 90 minute drive from Geneva

Boasting hot showers, a bar (pictured) and diner, the hotel is located in Villars-sur-Ollon, a village a short drive from the popular resort town of Montreux and around a 90 minute drive from Geneva

With views of the famous Mont Blanc, the village, known for its prestigious and eye-wateringly expensive boarding schools, is part of the wider ski-resort of Villars - a favourite with royalty. Pictured: Inside the Villars Mountain Lodge

With views of the famous Mont Blanc, the village, known for its prestigious and eye-wateringly expensive boarding schools, is part of the wider ski-resort of Villars – a favourite with royalty. Pictured: Inside the Villars Mountain Lodge

Mr Hancock stepped down from his Cabinet role in June after CCTV footage was leaked of him breaching Covid social distancing rules by kissing his aide, Gina Coladangelo.

In the wake of the scandal, Mr Hancock reportedly told his wife Martha, who he married in 2006, that their marriage was over and announced he would be spending time away from the spotlight to focus on his three children. 

And earlier in the summer, he was seen moving boxes, suitcases and clothes out of his marital home in London.     

New images appear to show the new couple enjoying their first romantic getaway together since their affair cost the pair their jobs, and Mr Hancock his cabinet role.

Last night, pictures emerged showing the loved up pair heading out for dinner with friends. Mr Hancock wore a baseball cap, sunglasses and a face mask while Miss Coladangelo dressed casually in denim. 

The couple drove to the resort from the UK for what is thought to be their first holiday abroad together since their relationship was revealed in June, The Daily Express reports. 

It was Mr Hancock’s second holiday in as many weeks after he was spotted hitting the surf in Cornwall with his children last month. 

Mystery surrounds the recruitment of Miss Coladangelo, who met Mr Hancock while volunteering at the student radio station at Oxford University in the 1990s. 

She worked on Mr Hancock’s failed Tory leadership campaign in 2019 and was secretly taken on as an unpaid adviser at the Department of Health last year before being made a non-executive director on a £15,000 contract. 

This year a Tory source said the pair had become inseparable, adding: ‘They always appeared to be incredibly close. Her status was always slightly mysterious but she went everywhere with him. She was in every meeting.’  

Friends insisted the extramarital affair only began in May, the same month that Mr Hancock and Miss Coladangelo were caught in the incriminating footage.

But others said the pair, who have known each other since university days when they met at Oxford, have raised eyebrows for some time. 

Miss Coladangelo was allegedly confronted as long ago as 2019 by ministerial aides who asked outright if there was any romance between the pair, something the twice-married mother-of-three flatly denied. 

Inside the £87-a-night Alpine hotel where Matt Hancock has whisked lover Gina Coladangelo: Couple enjoy romantic break at ski resort popular with Swiss royals and ‘cozy beds, ultra-soft pillows and soundproof rooms’

By James Robinson for MailOnline  

Nestled in the Swiss Alps in an upmarket ski resort popular with royalty is the £87-a-night hotel where Matt Hancock has whisked lover Gina Coladangelo for a romantic getaway.

The ex-Health Secretary, 42, and his former aide, Miss Coladangelo, 44, have been spotted in the posh ski resort of Villars just months after being caught in a steamy Covid-rule breaching clinch in his office.

The pair, who have continued dating since their affair was exposed, have been staying at The Villars Mountain Lodge, described on the hotel’s website as ‘resolutely modern and at the same time delightfully authentic’.

Boasting hot showers, a bar and diner, ‘cozy beds, ultra-soft pillows and soundproof rooms’, the hotel is located in Villars-sur-Ollon.

The village is a short drive from the popular resort town of Montreux and around a 90 minute drive from the city of Geneva.

With views of the famous Mont Blanc, the village, known for skiing and its eye-wateringly expensive boarding schools, is part of the wider resort of Villars – a favourite with royalty and celebrities.

Boasting hot showers, a bar (pictured) and diner, the hotel is located in Villars-sur-Ollon, a village a short drive from the popular resort town of Montreux and around a 90 minute drive from Geneva

Boasting hot showers, a bar (pictured) and diner, the hotel is located in Villars-sur-Ollon, a village a short drive from the popular resort town of Montreux and around a 90 minute drive from Geneva

With views of the famous Mont Blanc, the village, known for its prestigious and eye-wateringly expensive boarding schools, is part of the wider ski-resort of Villars - a favourite with royalty. Pictured: Inside the Villars Mountain Lodge

With views of the famous Mont Blanc, the village, known for its prestigious and eye-wateringly expensive boarding schools, is part of the wider ski-resort of Villars – a favourite with royalty. Pictured: Inside the Villars Mountain Lodge

Dating back to 1870, but recently modernised, the hotel boasts high-pressure showers, 'cozy beds' and 'ultra soft pillows' as well as unlimited free Wi-Fi and a late checkout option. It also has a bar, 'soundproof rooms' and ski hire facilities

Dating back to 1870, but recently modernised, the hotel boasts high-pressure showers, ‘cozy beds’ and ‘ultra soft pillows’ as well as unlimited free Wi-Fi and a late checkout option. It also has a bar, ‘soundproof rooms’ and ski hire facilities

Nestled in the Swiss Alps in an upmarket ski resort popular with royalty is the £87-a-night hotel (pictured) where Matt Hancock has whisked lover Gina Coladangelo for a romantic getaway

Nestled in the Swiss Alps in an upmarket ski resort popular with royalty is the £87-a-night hotel (pictured) where Matt Hancock has whisked lover Gina Coladangelo for a romantic getaway

Princess Marie of Denmark, Prince Henrik of Denmark and Princess Athena of Denmark attend the Danish Royal family annual skiing photocall whilst on holiday near Villars-sur-Ollon in 2015

Princess Marie of Denmark and Princess Athena of Denmark attend the Danish Royal family annual skiing photocall whilst on holiday near Villars-sur-Ollon in 2015

Princess Marie of Denmark, Prince Henrik of Denmark and Princess Athena of Denmark attend the Danish Royal family annual skiing photocall whilst on holiday near Villars-sur-Ollon in 2015

Pioneering British chef Heston Blumenthal (pictured left skiing and right at an awards ceremony) also lists it among his favourite ski resorts

Heston Blumenthal is celebrity chef and proprietor of the three Michelin starred The Fat Duck in Berkshire

Earlier this year the village, situated at the foot of the 7,000ft high Le Chamossaire mountain, also welcomed Swiss President Guy Parmelin, who visited for a holiday, while pioneering British chef Heston Blumenthal (pictured left skiing and right at an awards ceremony) also lists it among his favourite ski resorts

With a cable car station to the top of Le Chamossaire at situated the top of the village and another nearby to the peak of the 6,500ft Chaux Ronde, the area is a hotspot for ski-enthusiast

With a cable car station to the top of Le Chamossaire at situated the top of the village and another nearby to the peak of the 6,500ft Chaux Ronde, the area is a hotspot for ski-enthusiast

In 2015 Princesses Marie and Athena of Denmark joined other members of the Danish Royal family on their annual ski holiday in Col-de-Bretaye near Villars-sur-Ollon.

Famous faces who have visited or lived in Villars-sur-Ollon 

Mike Tindall – Former rugby star and husband of the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall

Heston Blumenthal – Celebrity chef and proprietor of the three Michelin starred The Fat Duck in Berkshire

Princess Marie of Denmark – the second wife of Prince Joachim of Denmark, the younger son of Queen Margrethe II of Denmark

Guy Parmelin – Swiss President

Guy Parmelin (picutred), the current President of Switzerland, visited Villars for his holiday this year

Guy Parmelin (picutred), the current President of Switzerland, visited Villars for his holiday this year

Jacques Villeneuve – Former F1 driver (went to school in Villars-sur-Ollon)

Michel Gill – American actor who featured in Netflix’s House of Cards (went to school in Villars-sur-Ollon)

Prince Guillaume – Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg (went to school in Villars-sur-Ollon)

Fanny Smith – Swiss freestyle skier, world champion and Olympic medalist (grew up in Villars-sur-Ollon) 

 

It is also a favourite of former England rugby star Mike Tindall, the husband of the Queen’s granddaughter Zara Tindall. He once told the Telegraph: ‘Villars is very quiet so you get the slopes to yourself and there are no lift queues.’ 

Earlier this year the village, situated at the foot of the 7,000ft high Le Chamossaire mountain, also welcomed Swiss President Guy Parmelin, who visited for a holiday, while pioneering British chef Heston Blumenthal also lists it among his favourite ski resorts.

With a cable car station to the top of Le Chamossaire at situated the top of the village and another nearby to the peak of the 6,500ft Chaux Ronde, the area is a hotspot for ski-enthusiasts.

In February the village was the launch point for a new mass-testing scheme for Covid-19, which encouraged skiers to take part in voluntary testing.  More than 400 tests were taken in the first day, of which four came back positive. 

Alongside skiing, Villars is known to host some of the most expensive private international boarding schools in the world.

The £75,100-a-year Collège Alpin International Beau Soleil – whose alumni include ex-F1 driver Jacques Villeneuve and the Hereditary Grand Duke of Luxembourg – as well as the La Garenne School, Préfleuri, and the £83,868-a-year Aiglon College, once home to House of Cards actor Michal Gill, are all situated in the town.

The hotel in which Mr Hancock and his lover, Miss Coladangelo, are staying in is located at the centre of the village.

It is near to a row of swanky restaurants, including the Michelin Guide recommend Le Jardin des Alpes.

Dating back to 1870, but recently modernised, the hotel boasts high-pressure showers, ‘cozy beds’ and ‘ultra soft pillows’ as well as unlimited free Wi-Fi and a late checkout option. It also has ‘soundproof rooms’, a bar and diner, and ski hire facilities.

On its website, the hotel is described as ‘a place to live and experience a new art of living just a few steps from the mountains, but thousands of miles from traditional hotels’. 

And it has earned rave reviews on Trip Advisor, with one recent visitor saying: ‘Perfect, amazing energy, made with love and care. Beautiful setting with a big garden, beautiful design. 

‘You can see that somebody thought about every detail to be welcoming, friendly and beautiful. It feels like home in a big mansion.’ 

Others described the hotel hosting the Mr Hancock, who was earning around £145,000-a-year as Health Secretary, a job he resigned from after his affair with Ms Coladangelo was exposed, as ‘great value for money’. 

‘The staff are super friendly and breakfast for an addition is an excellent deal. We will go back for a longer break and hopefully stay there for weekends regularly,’ one wrote on TripAdvisor.  

Rooms are currently around the £87 to £120-a-night mark, depending on size, due to it being out of season for skiing in Switzerland, where the ski season runs from around November to April time. 

Last night pictures emerged in the Daily Express which appeared to show Mr Hancock and Ms Coladangelo heading out for dinner with friends while in Villars.

Mr Hancock wore a baseball cap, sunglasses and a face mask while Miss Coladangelo dressed casually in denim. 

The couple drove to the resort from the UK for what is thought to be their first holiday abroad together since their relationship was revealed in June. 

It was Mr Hancock’s second holiday in as many weeks after he was spotted hitting the surf in Cornwall with his children last month. 

The sighting comes just months after Mr Hancock was forced to quit the Cabinet when CCTV from his Whitehall office was leaked of him kissing his married aide Miss Coladangelo in breach of Covid social-distancing guidance. 

Mr Hancock’s kiss with Miss Coladangelo, a mother-of-three whose husband Oliver Tress is the founder of clothing shop Oliver Bonas, is alleged to have taken place on May 6 this year. 

After the footage emerged, Mr Hancock confirmed his resignation and said he wanted to ‘reiterate his apology for breaking the guidance’.

He said: ‘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.’

And a letter issued to the public read: ‘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.’  

Following his resignation, the Prime Minister said he was ‘sorry’ to receive Mr Hancock’s resignation as Health Secretary.

He said Mr Hancock ‘should leave office very proud of what you have achieved – not just in tackling the pandemic, but even before Covid-19 struck us’.

Boris Johnson added: ‘I am grateful for your support and believe that your contribution to public service is far from over.’

The couple reportedly drove to the resort from the UK for what is thought to be their first holiday abroad together since their relationship was revealed

The couple reportedly drove to the resort from the UK for what is thought to be their first holiday abroad together since their relationship was revealed

Mr Hancock had been married to his wife Martha for 15 years and they have three children together

Mr Hancock had been married to his wife Martha for 15 years and they have three children together

Matt Hancock wrote a letter of resignation (pictured above) to Boris Johnson where he said the Government 'owe it to people who have sacrificed so much in this pandemic to be honest when we have let them down

Matt Hancock wrote a letter of resignation (pictured above) to Boris Johnson where he said the Government ‘owe it to people who have sacrificed so much in this pandemic to be honest when we have let them down

Matt Hancock: From student journalist to disgraced Health Secretary

Appointed Health Secretary in 2018 after spending 18 months in the culture brief, Matt Hancock has been a prominent figure for the Government during its handling of the coronavirus pandemic until his resignation on Saturday.

Mr Hancock, who in 2018 became the only MP in British politics to launch his own app, took only eight years to rise from West Suffolk MP to Health Secretary.

The former has made a big play of his varied life before entering politics.

The Oxford and Cambridge educated father-of-three previously worked as an economist at the Bank of England and as chief of staff to George Osborne when he was shadow chancellor of the Exchequer, before becoming an MP.

Mr Hancock, who is said to have met Ms Coladangelo at university, has been married to his wife Martha for 15 years and they have three children together.

Ms Coladangelo, the lobbyist and aide who Mr Hancock is claimed to have had an affair with, told a BBC Radio 4 profile on the politician that the pair met at the Oxford University student radio station, Oxygen FM, where she was a news reader and he a sports reporter.

The marketing and communications director at Oliver Bonas, a British retailer founded by her husband Oliver Tress, told the BBC about how Mr Hancock had ‘told a white lie’ to his radio news desk after failing to make it to cover an international rugby match.

She said: ‘He actually overslept and hot-footed it to the train but didn’t make it to Twickenham in time from Oxford, so had to get off the train at Reading, find a pub, watch the first half in a pub and then go to a phone box outside and report in.

‘So he told a white lie, pretended he was at Twickenham watching the rugby when in fact he was in a pub in Reading.’

The Cheshire-raised politician first attended cabinet after being appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office in 2015 by then prime minister David Cameron.

Mr Cameron’s successor Theresa May later promoted him to the role of culture secretary.

The 42-year-old initially threw his hat into the ring to replace Mrs May in No 10 during the 2019 Conservative Party leadership contest, but withdrew from the leadership race part way through and was quick to throw his weight behind Mr Johnson.

He was among the handful of ministers to retain his brief when Mr Johnson took power in July 2019, making him one of the most prominent ministers when coronavirus rocked Britain eight months later.

Mr Hancock said he is looking forward to ‘supporting the Government and the Prime Minister from the back benches to make sure that we can get out of this pandemic’ in his resignation video.

In the wake of the scandal, Mr Hancock reportedly told his wife Martha, who he married in 2006, that their marriage was over and announced he would be spending time away from the spotlight to focus on his three children. 

And earlier in the summer, he was seen moving boxes, suitcases and clothes out of his marital home in London.   

Mystery surrounds the recruitment of Miss Coladangelo, who met Mr Hancock while volunteering at the student radio station at Oxford University in the 1990s. 

She worked on Mr Hancock’s failed Tory leadership campaign in 2019 and was secretly taken on as an unpaid adviser at the Department of Health last year before being made a non-executive director on a £15,000 contract. 

This year a Tory source said the pair had become inseparable, adding: ‘They always appeared to be incredibly close. Her status was always slightly mysterious but she went everywhere with him. She was in every meeting.’  

Friends insisted the extramarital affair only began in May, the same month that Mr Hancock and Miss Coladangelo were caught in the incriminating footage.

But others said the pair, who have known each other since university days when they met at Oxford, have raised eyebrows for some time. 

Miss Coladangelo was allegedly confronted as long ago as 2019 by ministerial aides who asked outright if there was any romance between the pair, something the twice-married mother-of-three flatly denied. 

Appointed Health Secretary in 2018 after spending 18 months in the culture brief, Matt Hancock has been a prominent figure for the Government during its handling of the coronavirus pandemic until his resignation on Saturday. 

Mr Hancock, who in 2018 became the only MP in British politics to launch his own app, took only eight years to rise from West Suffolk MP to Health Secretary. 

The Oxford and Cambridge educated father-of-three previously worked as an economist at the Bank of England and as chief of staff to George Osborne when he was shadow chancellor of the Exchequer, before becoming an MP.

Mr Hancock, who is said to have met Miss Coladangelo at university, had been married to his wife Martha for 15 years and they have three children together.

Miss Coladangelo told a BBC Radio 4 profile on the politician that the pair met at the Oxford University student radio station, Oxygen FM, where she was a news reader and he a sports reporter.

The marketing and communications director at Oliver Bonas, a British retailer founded by her husband Oliver Tress, told the BBC about how Mr Hancock had ‘told a white lie’ to his radio news desk after failing to make it to cover an international rugby match.  

She said: ‘He actually overslept and hot-footed it to the train but didn’t make it to Twickenham in time from Oxford, so had to get off the train at Reading, find a pub, watch the first half in a pub and then go to a phone box outside and report in.

‘So he told a white lie, pretended he was at Twickenham watching the rugby when in fact he was in a pub in Reading.’ 

The Cheshire-raised politician first attended cabinet after being appointed Minister for the Cabinet Office in 2015 by then prime minister David Cameron.

Mr Cameron’s successor Theresa May later promoted him to the role of culture secretary. 

He initially threw his hat into the ring to replace Mrs May in No 10 during the 2019 Conservative Party leadership contest, but withdrew from the leadership race part way through and was quick to throw his weight behind Mr Johnson.

He was among the handful of ministers to retain his brief when Mr Johnson took power in July 2019, making him one of the most prominent ministers when coronavirus rocked Britain eight months later.

The latest scenes come after Mr Hancock announced this week that he would be running the London Marathon next month to raise funds for a hospice. 

EDEN CONFIDENTIAL: Love cheat Matt Hancock will risk running a gauntlet of angry hecklers by taking part in London Marathon 

Mystery surrounds the recruitment of Miss Coladangelo, who met Mr Hancock while volunteering at the student radio station at Oxford University in the 1990s. 

She worked on Mr Hancock’s failed Tory leadership campaign in 2019 and was secretly taken on as an unpaid adviser at the Department of Health last year before being made a non-executive director on a £15,000 contract. 

This year a Tory source said the pair had become inseparable, adding: ‘They always appeared to be incredibly close. Her status was always slightly mysterious but she went everywhere with him. She was in every meeting.’ 

The MP, who split from his wife and the mother of his children after his affair came to light, will run the London Marathon next month — despite the likelihood of getting heckled by angry spectators

Matt Hancock

The MP, who split from his wife and the mother of his children after his affair came to light, will run the London Marathon next month — despite the likelihood of getting heckled by angry spectators

On his JustGiving fundraising page, someone by the name of ‘Dominic Cummings’ writes: ‘Hope you’re better at this than you are at sourcing PPE’

On his JustGiving fundraising page, someone by the name of ‘Dominic Cummings’ writes: ‘Hope you’re better at this than you are at sourcing PPE’

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