Edwina Currie set to go into the jungle on I'm A Celebrity

Edwina Currie is going into the jungle on I'm A Celebrity. Credit: PA

Former Conservative minister Edwina Currie will be a late arrival in the I'm A Celebrity jungle and the 68-year-old is expected to shake things up among the other contestants.

Ms Currie is known for criticising Conservative MP Nadine Dorries for going into the jungle two years ago but seems to have been persuaded to put on her khakis and take part in bushtucker trials.

John Major's former mistress will be joining Michael Buerk, Jimmy Bullard, Craig Charles, Gemma Collins, Carl Fogarty, Nadia Forde, Vicki Michelle, Tinchy Stryder, Melanie Sykes, and Kendra Wilkinson in Australia for the show which starts tonight.

Ms Currie is no stranger to reality shows having appeared in Hell’s Kitchen, Wife Swap, Strictly Come Dancing, Come Dine With Me and Celebrity Stars In Their Eyes.