Conservative MP Nadine Dorries has revealed that she is hoping that her appearance on reality TV show I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here will last the full term and not be terminated.
Ms Dorries, 55, who represents Mid Bedfordshire, has insisted that viewers shouldn’t be able to make any decisions on her participation without speaking to someone who can persuade them that she should definitely win.
“Viewers shouldn’t be allowed to terminate my involvement in the show without counselling from someone who believes I should stay there, obviously,” she said.
“It’s not about removing the viewer’s right to choose, it’s about ensuring the rights of the game show participant are fully considered.”
Dorries in the jungle
During the three weeks that the show runs, the contestants will be forced to live on basic food rations and carry out numerous humiliating tasks in order to survive.
“I think the experience will help me to gain an understanding of how people on benefits live,” she said.
Voters have backed Dorries’ decision to take part in the show despite it meaning she could miss important votes and the chancellor’s Autumn Statement.
“Ms Dorries is very outspoken and she holds a number of views that don’t receive much popular airtime,” one viewer told us.
“What better way could there be to express your views on reducing the time limit on abortions from 24 weeks to 20 weeks than shoving a kangaroo’s cock and balls in your mouth.”