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  • 13 November 2012, 23:01

MP Nadine Dorries Wins Jungle Eating Challenge

Suspended MP Nadine Dorries got her teeth into life in the jungle by chomping on a camel's toe and an ostrich's anus in her latest stomach-churning challenge on I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here.

The Conservative politician was retching at one stage as she tried to swallow a rotten egg after viewers had made her face a second Bushtucker Trial.

But MsDorries, who caused a furore last week when it emerged she was heading to the Australian jungle during parliamentary time, managed to win her challenge - and food for her camp - by eating more unusual dishes than actress rival Helen Flanagan.

Afterwards she admitted on the ITV1 show: "I feel sick as a dog."

The 55-year-old MP managed to gobble down four out of five snacks, hours after she endured another task that saw her buried beneath thousands of insects.

First, she had to knock back a baked spider before moving on to the camel toe, which she found tough to chew.

She also managed to get through an ostrich's anus and swallowed a lamb's testicle, but failed to eat afermented duck egg.

Coronation Street star Flanagan finished three of the courses, which meant she failed to win meals for her team.

Afterwards MsDorries said: "I actually feel a bit sick now, but I'm really glad I did it.

"When I sat down and saw that massive spider with hairy legs on the plate, I didn't think I was going to be able to do it.

"The thought went through my head, 'Oh, we're not going to eat any tonight.' But I thought to myself, 'Yeah, you can do this.'"

Despite losing, Flanagan, who played Coronation Street's Rosie Webster, said she was pleased with her performance, which had given her a confidence boost.

She said: "I've never been so proud of myself. I can't believe I ate those things. I'm on top of the world.

"I know I lost by one point. It's kind of boosted my confidence that I can do things. I feel really happy that I got what I got."

A day earlier, she had been talking about quitting the jungle because she was disappointed by her performance in the burial challenge.

Ms Dorries, last week, had the Conservative whip withdrawn in her absence until she is questioned about her decision to skip the country and take part in the show.