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I'm a Celebrity: Hunt and Hague join Dorries attack

By Alex Gangitano

Nadine Dorries' decision to appear on I'm a Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here was attacked by even more of her former colleagues today, after Jeremy Hunt and William Hague joined the chorus of criticism against her.

The backbencher has already been suspended from the Tory party as she prepares for the first programme in the new series, to be broadcast on Sunday.

"I think we'd rather have her in the House of Commons," Hunt said.

"A lot of people are very worried about it. We want MPs where they should be, voting in the Commons."

Hague said the row paled into insignificance given his duties as foreign secretary.

"It's a decision for her, I'm dealing with things all over the world," he said.

"We're concerned with the war in Afghanistan, the situation in Syria. So these things seem quite minor from that perspective."

Dorries will be outside of Britain for a month and miss critical Commons votes, but she will still pick up her parliamentary pay check and her fees for the show.