Suspended Tory MP, Nadine Dorries, has blasted Andrew Neil after he questioned how much money she made appearing on ITV reality show, I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here on the Sunday Politics show.
Nadine, who was first to be voted out of this year’s jungle after claiming to have agreed to take part to reach out to the British public, returned back from Australia to be told that she was suspended from duties following her appearance on the show, which saw several controversial stories, and pictures of her emerge, including a topless sunbathing one.
However, on the I’m A Celebrity Coming Out show, she maintained that she believed her intentions were still noble, and claimed that she had achieved all she had set out to, having been given permanent political columns in a selection of publications upon her return.
However, despite wanting to attract attention from her antics, she hit back at Neil when he quizzed her over the size of her pay packet from the jungle survival would be when she declared it on the House of Commons members’ register of interest, blasting that “anything” she earned from her time in the jungle would be declared.
And she added: “You interview every day male MPs, and maybe on this programme today, who earn outside earnings, work as full-time barristers and have other interests.
“Have you ever asked them what they earn or is it just something you ask to women? I’ve never heard you ask a male MP what fee he is being paid for work that he does.”
To which Andrew sarcastically replied: “Maybe you’ll have to watch our programmes more often instead of being in the jungle.”
This outburst comes just days after Nadine, who took a rather public dislike to fellow contestant, Made In Chelsea star, Hugo Taylor, on the show, took to social networking site, Twitter, to threaten police action if the press continued to hound her.
She wrote: “If another red-top journalist visits my home, members of my family, their homes or my office, I will inform the police. This is harassment.”
However, her rant did not have the desired affect amongst her followers, with one tweeting back: “You deliberately created this narrative by courting publicity. You can’t pick and choose when you want it, I’m afraid.”
Watch Nadine discussing her reasons for taking part in I’m A Celeb in the clip below: