UK Lawmaker Criticized for Joining Reality TV Show

By: The Associated Press Email
By: The Associated Press Email

LONDON (AP) - A British lawmaker is swapping the political jungle for the Australian rainforest and becoming a contestant on a reality TV show.

Conservative legislator Nadine Dorries is facing criticism for taking part in "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here," which strands C-list celebrities in the Australian wilderness and subjects them to trials involving assorted creepy-crawlies.

Dorries was criticized Tuesday for taking up to a month off from her parliamentary duties. Former Conservative legislator Harry Greenway called the decision "outrageous."

In 2006, lawmaker George Galloway appeared on the TV show "Celebrity Big Brother" - and was widely mocked for escapades that included lapping imaginary milk while pretending to be a cat.

Dorries is an outspoken backbencher, best known for her prolific blogging and anti-abortion stance.


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