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MP says she is a thorn in Pm's side and she aims to prove politicians are 'normal', in press material for ITV show

Nadine Dorries, the MP suspended by the Conservative party after flying out to Australia to take part in I'm a Celebrity … Get Me Out Of Here, has claimed David Cameron will be "relieved" she is out in the jungle rather than doing her job.

The MP for Mid Bedfordshire, who is paid an annual Commons salary of £65,738, rightly predicted there would be a backlash, in comments released in an ITV press release on Wednesday confirming the show's lineup.

She has been in lockdown for the past couple of days, according to ITV, and is unlikely to be aware of the furore her decision has caused. She claimed the prime minister would be glad to see the back of her. "I am a thorn in his side. He will be relieved, »

- Hélène Mulholland, Nicholas Watt

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