Nadine Dorries Gets I'm A Celebrity Boot
Tory MP becomes first to leave the jungle after losing out in public vote...
Nadine Dorries has become the first contestant to get the boot from this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!
The Tory MP for Mid Bedfordshire, who came under fire from her party and the public for appearing on the ITV show, lost out in the viewers' phone poll.
Dubbed "Mad Nad" by the tabloid press, the 55-year-old had claimed she was going on the show in a bid to reach out to voters - but got the fewest votes when up for elimination alongside Charlie Brooks, Colin Baker, David Haye, Eric Bristow and Helen Flanagan.
And when she spoke to presenters Ant and Dec on her exit she said: "I'm not disappointed. When you've been starving for two weeks you can't be disappointed. I don't think the public understands how hardcore it is — it's hard, hard, hard.
On the Bushtucker Trial which saw her eating a lamb's testicle and an ostrich anus, she commented: "I would never have thought I would eat any of those things in a million years.
"We MPs and anyone in public life need to go where people are. More people vote on The X Factor and I'm A Celebrity than in the general election.
"I was slightly self-important in the first few days, and I've come from a council estate so never thought I was like that but I was.
"I think there should be an MP in there every year."
She has been suspended from the Conservative Party over her appearance in the show.
Meanwhile The Sun claims that ITV has launched an urgent review into the psychiatric testing of contestants prior to their entry to the jungle.
It follows the shock exit of comedian Brian Conley, who apparently collapsed and was rushed to hospital.
His spokesman Ian Johnson told the paper: "We can confirm Brian has been discharged from hospital and is delighted to be back with his family recuperating.
"He would like to thank everyone for their kind wishes and concern."