Matt Hancock was spotted cycling around Westminster as Boris Johnson made his reshuffle today.
The former health secretary rode a Lime electric bike in a suit – but no hard hat – in Trafalgar Square this afternoon.
He kept his eyes on the ground as he waited for the traffic lights to change as a surprised moped stared at him.
Mr Hancock was kicked out of Cabinet by Boris Johnson after his affair with colleague Gina Coladangelo came to light in June.
He left his wife Martha – who has long battled Covid – and moved in with the businesswoman and the couple on vacation in the Swiss Alps earlier this month.
Mr Johnson today served his best team of Gavin Williamson, Robert Jenrick and Robert Buckland – but Mr Hancock has not been reinstated.
Instead, Liz Truss, Nadine Dorries, and Michael Gove have been called to senior state posts.
The former health secretary rode a Lime electric bike in a suit – but no hard hat – near other cyclists in Trafalgar Square this afternoon
He stared at the ground as he waited for the traffic lights to change as a surprised moped stared at him.
Mr Hancock was seen in Trafalgar Square, near the junction with Northumberland Avenue this afternoon.
He stopped at the traffic lights in the shadow of the statue of General Sir Charles James Napier, a military leader who conquered the province of Sindh in present-day Pakistan.
The MP was a five-minute bike ride from his old playground at the Ministry of Health, where he had had his affair with Ms Coladangelo.
He was caught on CCTV kissing his ministerial assistant in their offices, which was leaked to the press.
He has since left his wife Martha and moved in with Mrs Coladangelo, who abandoned her husband Oliver Tress – the founder of the Oliver Bonas brand.
Ms Hancock is said to be feeling ‘very weak’ as a result of her husband’s case as she has long battled Covid.
Friends of the 44-year-old say she has been at the family home “desperately trying to stay together” for their three children.
Mr Hancock was kicked out of Cabinet by Boris Johnson after his affair with colleague Gina Coladangelo came to light in June. Pictured: Vacationing together this month
He left his wife Martha (pictured) – who has long battled Covid – and moved in with the businesswoman and the couple on vacation in the Swiss Alps earlier this month
A friend told MailOnline this month: “The suggestion that Martha ‘go on with her life’ is so far from the truth – in fact, she has long had Covid and is absolutely broken.
‘Matt is a complete ******* to her, making demands as poor Martha is at the breaking point, but desperately trying to keep everything together for the kids, one of whom had to start school last week.
“Her family rallies around her but she is very weak after a few horrible months and worries about her children.”
Meanwhile, Mr Hancock enjoyed his newfound romance as they flew to the Swiss Alps together.
Earlier this month, they were spotted having dinner with friends as they enjoyed their first romantic getaway as a couple.
The 42-year-old and Ms Coladangelo, 44, appeared in good spirits as they exited their £ 87-a-night hotel nestled in the mountains near Montreux.
The couple were staying at Villars Mountain Lodge, described on the hotel website as “resolutely modern and at the same time deliciously authentic”.
Mr Hancock was forced out of the Cabinet when CCTV from his Whitehall office was leaked of him kissing his married assistant
Returning to Westminster today, Mr Johnson made a major reshuffle of the top players in his cabinet.
Liz Truss was appointed Foreign Secretary and Michael Gove was given a key role while Dominic Raab was demoted and Gavin Williamson sacked.
Mr Raab was transferred from the Foreign Ministry to that of Minister of Justice, but, while he also received the title of Deputy Prime Minister, he was clearly demoted.
Two of the main state functions are now held by women after Ms Truss’s promotion, and Priti Patel has retained her role as Home Secretary.
While Mr Raab retains his seat at the Cabinet table, the Prime Minister sacked Mr Williamson, Robert Jenrick and Robert Buckland.
Mr Williamson’s ouster after much criticism over his handling of the pandemic in schools paved the way for Nadhim Zahawi’s promotion to the post of Secretary of Education.
Liz Truss (left) replaced Dominic Raab (right) as foreign minister, only the second woman to hold the major state office
Not only did Mr Gove succeed Mr Jenrick as Housing Secretary, but the Prime Minister gave him another key post in the post-coronavirus program.
He entrusted him with the responsibility of “leveling out” while maintaining his role in trying to stave off Scottish independence.
Meanwhile, Amanda Milling was ousted from her post as Conservative Party co-chair just weeks before the Conservative conference.
Oliver Dowden is stepping down as Culture Secretary to replace Ms Milling as Conservative Party co-chair, while holding the title of Minister Without Portfolio.
Nadine Dorries, bestselling author and former star of I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here, becomes Secretary of Culture.
Anne-Marie Trevelyan has been promoted to replace Ms. Truss as Secretary of International Trade.
And Steve Barclay succeeded Mr Gove as Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster and Minister of the Cabinet Office.
Mr Hancock remains a backbench MP as a Tory MP for West Suffolk.