Matt Hancock sweeps ex-aide lover off to Swiss Alps for romantic getaway – PIC EXCLUSIVE

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The former Health Secretary is currently on holiday at an £87 a night hideaway deep in the Swiss Alps.

It is their first romantic getaway since their lockdown relationship was exposed.

As millions of families were forced to spend another summer at home Mr Hancock has been enjoying his second sojourn in as many weeks.

He went to ground for two months after the scandal of his relationship with Gina broke in June only to pop up in Cornwall last month where he was seen bodyboarding in the sea.

The couple chose a mountain hideaway 1,300 metres above sea level in the heart of the Swiss Alps which in winter is a prime ski resort and in summer offers a beautiful landscape to explore.

Mr Hancock, 42, and Ms Coladangelo, 44, whom he employed as an aide at the Department of Health and Social Care, made the 550-mile journey from the UK by car. The politician was seen behind the wheel of the UK-registered vehicle each day.

The two-star lodge that has been their rest stop for the week 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.

A day trip to Geneva, the Swiss city at its southern tip which is a diplomatic hub with luxury shops and a cobbled old town, is only a 90-minute drive.

It is thought Mr Hancock is also using the holiday for some last minute altitude training ahead of the London Marathon, which he is running for the first time on October 3 in aid of a hospice.

It boasts breathtaking views of some of the most idyllic vistas in Europe, including the Dents-du-Midi and the Mont Blanc massif.

On the first night of their Alpine break they went out for dinner with friends. The casually-dressed millionaire mother-of-three Ms Coladangelo wore a dark blue dress, denim jacket and sandals while Mr Hancock donned a blue baseball cap, white shirt, chinos and trainers.

This morning, Mr Hancock was spotted in the car park and entrance road before placing bags into the boot of his vehicle.

Dressed in the same baseball cap, sunglasses and a face mask, with a white striped shirt over the top of a white T-shirt he nervously scouted vehicles in the car park before Ms Coladangelo approached the car separately and placed items in the boot. She was wearing the same denim top, sunglasses and a white V-neck blouse.

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Her children are being looked after by a live-in nanny at the £4.5 million South London home she used to share with husband Oliver Tress, founder of fashion and lifestyle store Oliver Bonas.

Mr Hancock was forced to quit the Cabinet in June when CCTV showing him in a passionate clinch with his married aide was leaked.

At the time Mr Hancock was ordering millions of Britons to stay home, save lives and protect the NHS by strictly observing isolation rules. But his cheating was in breach of Covid social-distancing guidance he drew up.

The indiscretion is said to have taken place at the Department of Health and Social Care in Whitehall on May 6 – the day of the local council elections in England.

Ten days after footage appeared to show him kissing married Ms Coladangelo he told Britain to be “careful” when hugging others and to only do it outside.

On May 16 he revealed he planned to hug his parents when the curb on physical contact ended the next day, but said he would do it outdoors to reduce the risk of spreading Covid.

Mr Hancock said people should be careful if hugging despite their “yearning” for physical contact.

In the wake of the scandal he told his wife Martha their 15-year marriage was over and announced he would be spending time away from the spotlight to focus on his young children

They met at Oxford University and married in 2006. But he is said to be “madly in love” with Ms Coladangelo and they plan to marry while he is focused on a return to frontline politics.

In an interview with this newspaper in 2019 he said he was at pains to protect his children from the glare of publicity.

It took Mr Hancock 48-hours after his infidelity was exposed to resign.

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