Nadine Dorries has admitted that she wasn’t entirely honest about why she needed to take a month off work. The office of the chief whip, Andrew Mitchell have released a statement to say “Andrew Mitchell was neither asked nor did he agree to Nadine Dorries going off to Australia for a month to take part in I'm a celebrity...Get Me Out of Here.

Nadine admitted, after being ejected from the celebrity TV contest “I didn't tell him what it was for, because I couldn't, because I was bound to confidentiality, but I did tell him what I was going to do would be quite controversial.” Dorries has since been suspended from the Tory party, though according to The Independent, she’s said that she’s back working as an MP already. She seemed to have enjoyed her time on the show, eating lambs’ testicles and an ostrich anus and getting buried in a coffin with bugs.

In an interview with Daybreak on ITV, she explained that she is already back at work, in a temporary office that she’s set up in her hotel. In the interview she also claimed that Andrew Mitchell has been “clever with words” and also asked what he could do to keep her happy, as she had been rebellious on a number of issues. After her eviction, she said “I actually came here self-important for a few days but I'm not now” and maintains that she entered the show to raise public awareness of political issues.