Conservative MP Nadine Dorries heads down under to join I'm A Celebrity 2012

I'm A Celebrity 2012Tory politician Nadine Dorries has reportedly flown out to Australia to become a contestant on ITV's new series of I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

According to reports, the 55-year-old will become the first ever serving MP to appear to take part, having led the Mid-Bedfordshire constituency since 2005.

Although she says she doesn't want to 'upset' viewers, Nadine is planning to use the show as a platform to share her controversial opinion that the time limit for abortions should be cut from 24 weeks to 20 weeks.

The Mirror quotes her as saying: "I’m doing the show because 16 million people watch it. Rather than MPs talking to other MPs about issues in parliament, I think MPs should be going to where people go.

"There are certain causes that I’m interested in, one of which is ‘20 Weeks’. I will be talking about this issue around the campfire.

"I hope there will be some lively, heated debates."

She also thinks that her constituents can't complain about her leaving the country, commenting: "I’ve worked seven years as an MP and I’ve never taken a day off work in Parliamentary time.

“I’ve worked all through recess and I only had four days off this summer."

Nadine claims she has never seen I'm A Celebrity and didn't know it's filmed in a real jungle, but added that she's packed a bikini to wear if she 'feels' like it.

She also quipped: "I’m frightened of rats, but then again I do work with them."

Last year, Nadine slammed ITV for hiring Tulisa as a judge on The X Factor, and branded her a 'poor role model' for young fans.

The official line-up will be announced later this week, before the new series starts on Sunday at 9.00pm on ITV1.

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