Mid-Bedfordshire MP Nadine Dorries has insisted she warned the Government chief whip she was taking a month off for something "quite controversial" before entering the jungle for I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!.
After becoming the first contestant voted off the latest series, the Conservative MP must now face the music in Westminster and her constituency where colleagues and constituents alike were shocked at her participation.
Because of the rules of the show, Ms Dorries was unable to announce in advance that she was going to the Australian jungle.
Speaking to ITV's Daybreak today she said:
Ms Dorries says she has been running her constituency office from her hotel since being voted off the show.