Nadine Dorries has left the jungle and come out fighting - with Andrew Mitchell in her sights.
Speaking on ITV's Daybreak after her eviction from 'I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Her', the suspended Conservative MP said she given permission to take time off from parliament by then chief whip Andrew Mitchell and accused him of twisting the story.
"I find it quite disappointing now, that now the spotlight came onto this, that he has chosen, and particularly after all the support I gave him during his own particular troubles recently, that he's tried to be clever with words and say that he didn't give me permission for the show," she said.
"No, he didn't give me permission for the show but he did give me the permission to have the month away. It epitomises politicians."
Earlier this week Mitchell's office told the Huffington Post UK that the then chief whip "was neither asked nor did he agree to Nadine Dorries going off to Australia for a month to take part in 'I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here."
Dorries had the Conservative party whip suspended after her decision to go into the reality show was revealed. But she said she had worked "until the second" she left for the programme.
Last night when she was evicted from the jungle after 12 days, Dorries said: "I was hoping I could change the way people view MPs," she reflected afterwards, although she added that she'd had a great time in the jungle, "I learnt to be myself again. It's changed my life."
It comes as polling by Tory grandee Lord Ashcroft revealed 58% of people in Dorries' Mid-Bedfordshire constituency disapprove of her decision to take part in the reality TV show.
The MP is less popular than David Cameron, Nick Clegg, Ed Miliband, Boris Johnson and Nigel Farage in her constituency.Suggest a correction