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Nadine Dorries’ TV junk food binge: now that’s a hard act to swallow

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28.02.2019

MPs should not go on reality TV. The results are conclusive. George Galloway shouldn’t have gone on Celebrity Big Brother: 13 years later, the image of Galloway pretending to lick milk from a bowl held by Rula Lenska, another contestant, still overshadows in most minds anything else he has ever done.

Penny Mordaunt shouldn’t have gone on the diving show Splash: like it or not her political legacy will now include one spectacular belly flop, lovingly captured and replayed in slow motion from four angles during the show. And Nadine Dorries shouldn’t have gone on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here, for which she was suspended from the Tory party, just a few days before she was humiliatingly booted out of the jungle itself.

It is therefore difficult to imagine what has possessed Dorries – at this serious time in national politics – to go on another reality TV show. This one, ITV’s The Junk Food Experiment, marketed itself as a pseudo-scientific investigation, feeding five........

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