MP first booted out of jungle

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Nadine Dorries in her jungle uniform © ITV

Liverpool-born MP Nadine Dorries has become the first person to be evicted from ‘I’m a Celebrity: Get Me Out of Here’, after the public chose to kick her out of the jungle.

On leaving, Dorries told ITV show presenters Ant and Dec: “I’m so thrilled to be out, after being starving for two weeks. I expected it. I don’t think the public understand how hardcore it is.”

On her way in to the Australian jungle, the Mid-Bedfordshire MP had said  she was entering the competition so that she could change the way MPs are viewed by the public.

However, she was suspended from her post by the Conservative party, after not informing the Chief Whip she was taking part in the reality show. She said: “We get annoyed that more people vote in ‘The X Factor’ and ‘I’m a Celeb’ than they do in the General Election.”

MP Dorries, the daughter of a bus driver, grew up on a council estate in Anfield  before her family moved to Runcorn.

She said: “I came in here self-important and I found myself in there. I know people think all MPs are like that but, coming from a council estate, I didn’t think I was, but I definitely was.”

While in the jungle, Nadine had to take part in four bush-tucker trials, including eating kangaroo anus and camel toe; sleeping with crickets and scorpions; and being buried underground with creepy-crawlies.

“The eating trial was disgusting,” said Dorries. “You sit and home and think, ‘how hard could it be?’ and then once there’s a spider in front of you, every part of your body is saying ‘don’t eat it’! I would never have thought I’d eat that but I did. You get a massive adrenaline rush and your brain is screaming ‘no. You have to overcome that, but sometimes you just can’t.”

Dorries said she thinks the three finalists will be Coronation Street’s Helen Flanagan, Boxer David Haye and darts player Eric Bristow.


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