One last swipe as MP enters jungle
Suspended Tory MP Nadine Dorries appeared to take a swipe at David Cameron as she entered the jungle for TV's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!
Asked what behaviour she would not tolerate from fellow-contestants on the ITV show, the Mid-Bedfordshire MP responded: "I do not like arrogant people who think they are born to rule."
Her comment will inevitably revive memories of her description of Cameron and Chancellor George Osborne "arrogant posh boys", and is likely to make readmission to the Tory fold when she returns from Australia more difficult.
Ms Dorries will be summoned to meet Conservative chief whip Sir George Young on her return to the UK, to discuss whether she will have the Tory whip restored.
And her constituency Conservative Association is planning a special members' meeting to discuss her future.
Ms Dorries is unaware of the furore sparked by her involvement in the show, as participants are barred from any communication with the outside world while they undergo up to four weeks of gruelling challenges.
But she correctly predicted it would cause a stir.
"I know there will be a backlash that I am going on this show, but I would like to point out that I have never before taken a week away in Parliamentary time whereas a lot of other MPs have," she said.
In a mark of her isolation from the political world during filming, she said that it would "freak me out" not to know whether Barack Obama has won the US presidential election.
Ms Dorries did not tell any of her colleagues, including Mr Cameron, about her plans before flying out to Australia, but thought the PM would be glad to have her away from Westminster. "I am a thorn in his side. He will be relieved," she said.