UK lawmaker criticized for joining reality TV show

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FILE - In this photo made from video on Sept. 5, 2012,  Conservative MP Nadine Dorries talks during Parliament, in London. A British lawmaker is swapping the political jungle for the Australian rainforest and becoming a contestant on a reality TV show. A British lawmaker is swapping the political jungle for the Australian rainforest and becoming a contestant on a reality TV show. Dorries was slammed Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, for taking up to a month off from her parliamentary duties. Former Conservative legislator Harry Greenway called the decision "outrageous." (AP Photo/PA)  UNITED KINGDOM OUT  NO SALES  NO ARCHIVE As well as risking the anger of those she represents for taking extended leave from her day job, she will also face questions from senior MPs, The Sun said. See PA story SHOWBIZ Dorries. Photo credit should read: PA Wire
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FILE - In this photo made from video on Sept. 5, 2012, Conservative MP Nadine Dorries talks during Parliament, in London. A British lawmaker is swapping the political jungle for the Australian rainforest and becoming a contestant on a reality TV show. A British lawmaker is swapping the political jungle for the Australian rainforest and becoming a contestant on a reality TV show. Dorries was slammed Tuesday, Nov. 6, 2012, for taking up to a month off from her parliamentary duties. Former Conservative legislator Harry Greenway called the decision "outrageous." (AP Photo/PA) UNITED KINGDOM OUT NO SALES NO ARCHIVE As well as risking the anger of those she represents for taking extended leave from her day job, she will also face questions from senior MPs, The Sun said. See PA story SHOWBIZ Dorries. Photo credit should read: PA Wire

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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