Dorries back home after jungle show

Nadine Dorries arrives back in Britain to face the music after her appearance on I'm A Celebrity...

Nadine Dorries arrives back in Britain to face the music after her appearance on I'm A Celebrity...

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Nadine Dorries has arrived back in Britain to face the music after her appearance on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

The backbench MP has been heavily criticised for travelling to Australia to take part in the ITV jungle survival show while the Commons was sitting.

Tory Chief Whip Sir George Young has suspended the party whip, and apparently summoned her for a meeting to explain her actions.

Ms Dorries, who was the first contestant voted off the programme last week, had initially been expected to stay in Australia until next month.

However, announcing her return on Twitter, she wrote: "Arrived in Heathrow to scores of Paps - has world gone mad? I've HAD ONLY 3 SITTING DAYS AWAY!! REST WAS HALF TERM!"

Speaking to reporters at the airport, Ms Dorries declared she would "do it all again" but said: "I'm angry at what they've been writing in the press."

When asked what she would tell her constituents in Mid Bedfordshire, she replied: "I've only taken three parliamentary days off. What they've read is just not true. The whip has not been withdrawn, it's incorrect."

She also denied she was set to have a meeting with Chief Whip Sir George Young.

"I've not been summoned for any meetings," she said.

Ms Dorries also said other MPs have taken more time off than her.

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