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Celebrity MP Dorries Says Colleagues Are 'Jealous'
Nadine Dorries has said criticism of her appearance in the I'm a Celebrity jungle was fuelled by the "jealousy" of other MPs.
Speaking to London's LBC radio station she said the programme had given her a platform to voice her opinions, adding "people know who I am now".
She told presenter Iain Dale: "The word jealousy springs to mind.
"I know what's happened, a lot of MPs including the female MPs, and the female MPs I've been told were the critical ones are the jobless and the more ambitious."
Ms Dorries, the MP for Mid Bedfordshire, was suspended from the Conservative Party earlier this month after agreeing to take part in I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here amid concerns she would not be able to carry out her constituency duties while in Australia.
She was the first to be voted out of the show and has been asked to meet with the Chief Whip Sir George Young when she returns to the UK.
She added: "There's been a kind of 'oh no, she's gone in the jungle and she's going to attack Cameron and Osborne.' I know this has probably been fired up by number 10.
"What amazes me is that number 10 would think I would go into the jungle for it to be all about them. It wasn't about them, it was about me and the issues I'm concerned in."
Ms Dorries has also accused her critics of being sexist.
Writing in a blog entry on the conservativehome website, she said: "What has shocked me the most has been the sexism and double standards applied to my appearance.
"I am very sure that William Hague, following his resignation as leader of the party, spent far more than three sitting days away from Parliament whilst he was writing his books and speaking on the after dinner circuit earning vast amounts of money.
"Following Vince Cable's handling of the BSkyB deal he appeared on Strictly Come Dancing. Oh, how the press loved him. Well, of course, they would, he's a bloke."
what do you think?
Yawn!!! Put a sock in it! It's all about me, me, me! You were the first to be voted out! Clue??...No-ones interested in you :)
Jasmin. Too right. This self centred bint wants to take a serious reality check
stupid woman and stupid programme.
What has she been on in the jungle.Princess Nadine
She should have been sacked anyone else in any other job would have been
In reality, Dorries went into the jungle due to Cameron's poor people non managent skills. Belittle your own MP in parliament when they have valid if contrary views and opinions and this is what happens.
Gengis. Pity she didn't stay there. She has done nothing to improve the image of parliament, our MPs or herself by this ill advised escapade.
Hell hath no fury etc...........
BOY, is she up herself ? This vain woman who leaves those who voted for her and put their trust in her unrepresented in parliament ! All for own agrandisement, AND for the money of course. She should sacked.
She has shown terrible judgement, but that is typical of Cameron and Co. She should have been deselected for abandoning her constituents - and fingers crossed, it still might happen.
Cant see what all the fuss is about . none of them do much for the people even when their sitting at least she did try and eat c..p etc better than speaking it.
Just to povide a bit of balance, Nick - we have an excellent constituency MP - and it's a woman.
Sounds to me like she is the jealous one and with any luck, she will soon be "jobless" too..........
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Don't really get what they meant to be jealous of. First one to be kicked out and acted like a complete fool while in the house.
House? There wasn't even a tree house
dont get techinical house jungle blah blah blah :)
Haha, its not that technical, but she is fairly fruity at 55
I quite fancy her... :-)
shes almost fit for an mp but have to see her naked before i would vote for her