Report: Mitchell denies giving Dorries' jungle jaunt go-ahead

The former Chief Whip Andrew Mitchell has hit back at claims from Nadine Dorries' daughters that he agreed to give the MP a month off so she could appear on the ITV show I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here!

Dorries' daughter told ITV1's Daybreak: "She did ask for the month off, she did, she requested it from the Chief Whip at the time, that she's going to go away from a month, that it will be controversial, and he said that's fine."