Conservative MP for Mid-Bedfordshire Nadine Dorries will become the first serving politician to appear on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
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Ms Dorries told the ITV1 show: “Westminster is a jungle. Game playing, tactics,strategies. In Westminster you achieve everything by vote. This is the same.The parallels are huge.
“Politics is a very difficult and a hard world.Nobody realises that until they get there and it takes a certain amount offront, especially as a woman, to survive it.
"Everyone has different techniquesin Westminster. Some people shut down, some people keep themselves tothemselves and everyone has a different technique. This will be another one. Iwork in a jungle.”
Defending her decision to put her job as a politician onhold and miss crucial local elections to go on the show, she said:
“A lot of people don’t vote and if they can see I am anormal mother who comes from a poor background and who didn’t go to a poshschool, they may think they can be a politician too. Maybe they will trust usmore.
“I know there will be a backlash that I am going on thisshow, but I would like to point out that I have never before taken a week awayin Parliamentary time whereas a lot of other MPs have.”
Speak about the PrimeMinster, David Cameron, she said he would be "relieved" she'd gone to the jungle.
“I am a thorn in his side. He will be relieved," she said.
As a mum of three girls, Nadine, who worked as a nurse, amedical representative and set up her own company before eventually turning topolitics, sees her role in the camp as a motherly figure, rather than anargumentative type.
“I am a rubbish cook and so I won’t be cooking,” she said. “I am a mother of three young adults and I think that side of me willcome out.
“I won’t deliberately start an argument. But if anyone wantsto take me on, I will be up for it”
“I do not like arrogant people who think they are born to rule.”