Even the prime minister has weighed in on Nadine Dorries' decision to take part in I'm A Celebrity 2012 today.
The official I'm A Celebrity 2012 line up was revealed yesterday, with 55-year-old Tory MP Nadine having flown to Australia for the show.
Conservative MP for Mid-Bedfordshire, Nadine reckons Westminster has proved a fantastic training ground for her stint as the first-ever serving politician to appear on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
“Westminster is a jungle,” declared the 55-year-old politician. “Game playing, tactics, strategies. In Westminster you achieve everything by vote. This is the same. The parallels are huge.”
As one of the country’s most outspoken female MPs, Nadine, who was elected in 2005, says the fact she has had to learn to survive in the House of Commons will mean she will be able to apply the same techniques living in the wild.
Speaking on ITV This Morning, David Cameron wasn't best pleased with Nadine's decision.
"I didn't know she was going to do this, and actually I've been in the Gulf and the Syrian border, so I've been quite preoccupied with other things including the crisis in Syria," he said.
And he also defended the quick decision to suspend Nadine from the party, despite the resignation of former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell taking weeks after an incident with the police.
"What happened with Andrew Mitchell was that he obviously apologised," the prime minister explained. "But it actually transpired after a period that he wasn't going to be able to do the job that he needs to do and that's why he resigned.
"I think the two cases are quite different, because in the case of Nadine Dorries clearly if you're in the Australian jungle you can't really be representing your constituents."
[cat c="i'm a celebrity"]I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here[/cat] starts Sunday at 9PM on ITV1.
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