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I'm A Celeb... run is over for Nadine

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:

In all of my seven-and-a-half years I've never taken a day away in parliamentary time, and ... a lot of MPs will take between four to six weeks a year

And he said that was fine and I could take the month away. And I didn't tell him what for, because I couldn't, because I was bound to confidentiality. But I did tell him what I was going to do would be quite controversial.

– Nadine Dorries MP

Ms Dorries says she has been running her constituency office from her hotel since being voted off the show.

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