Dorrise did her time in the jungle in 2012 and also had her whip removed from her for doing so. She got it back, though, in 2013, and even made it to the dizzying heights of culture secretary in Boris Johnson's government.
2. Ed Balls
Former Labour chancellor Balls came sixth on Strictly Come Dancing in 2016 so it would be unfair to say he ballsed it up. Then, he appeared on BBC’s Celebrity Best Home Cook in 2021.
Currie, the Conservative MP for South Derbyshire from 1983 until 1997, entered the jungle during the 14th season of I’m A Celebrity. She was also on Strictly Come Dancing in 2011 so she knows her way around a television studio.
4. Stanley Johnson
Former Conservative MEP Stanley Johnson and father to a little-known man named Boris also did a stint in the jungle.
\u201cStanley Johnson Early Favourite to Win I'm A Celeb | Watch His Highlights Here: https://t.co/3jK56WFxJE\u201d
It is getting to the point where we are starting to think: is there any politician who has not flirted with I'm a Celeb? Opik, a former Lib Dem MP did in 2010. He has also appeared in celebrity versions of The Apprentice and Come Dine With Me.
6. Robert Kilroy-Silk
Labour MP and MEP Kilroy-Silk appeared on... you guessed it I'm a Celeb in 2008.
7. Kezia Dugdale
Scottish Labour MP Dugdale went on I’m A Celebrity in 2017. It was reported she received disciplinary action from the Labour Party due to her involvement, though it did not result in a suspension.
8. George Galloway
Galloway appeared on Celebrity Big Brother in 2006 when he was still an MP. He really represented his constituents well when he did an impression of a cat and then came seventh.
\u201c@AyoCaesar George Galloway pretending to be a cat?\u201d
Tory MP Mordaunt, who recently flopped when trying to become leader of the party and PM, flopped into pool waters in 2014 when she appeared on Splash! in which Tom Daley tried to teach famous faces to dive.
10. Ann Widdecombe
In 2010, Widdecombe also took to the stage on Strictly Come Dancing. She has also been on Celebrity Fit Club and Celebrity Big Brother.
11. Jacqui Smith
Ex-home secretary, Smith was on Strictly in 2020.
12. Alan Johnson
Her successor was on the Masked Singer in the same year.
Pharaoh Is ALAN JOHNSON! | Season 1 Ep.2 Reveal | The Masked Singer UKwww.youtube.com
What does this all say about the state of society? Are we in a healthy democracy if politicians are seen as celebrities and there's a revolving door out of Westminster and into the Australian outback? Will Hancock eat testicles to win food for his campmates or will he, a Tory, believe it is their personal responsibility to sort themselves out?
We don't know. But we can't wait to see him give real celebrities the absolute ick.
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