She started with the aim of bringing politics to the public in a more direct way, but instead has ended up eating a lamb’s testicle and an ostrich’s anus in front of millions of viewers.
Viewers have voted for Nadine Dorries to enter the programme’s ‘Bushtucker Trial’, where contestants eat disgusting food and endure disgusting challenges, for two days running. She said: ‘I was kind of expecting it because I’m an MP and everyone hates an MP.’
Dorries once accused David Cameron and George Osborne of being ‘arrogant posh boys’, but has had to deal with Old Harrovian Hugo Taylor on the show, of Made In Chelsea fame.
She said: ‘I would say one of the most difficult things for me about being in the camp is having to interact with Hugo every day. But one of the things I’m proud of is that I’ve managed to achieve that because sometimes some of the things Hugo comes out with, you just want to give him a smack.’
The Conservative Party has suspended the MP over claims that she deserted her constituents, and that she did not have permission to abscond from parliament during what is a busy period of voting.