TORY TURNED DOWN £100K

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MP Michael Fabri­cant has re­vealed he turned down more than £100,000 to ap­pear in I’m a Celebrity...

The flam­boy­ant Tory ( be­low) said he was forced to re­ject the eye-wa­ter­ing of­fer be­cause he might have been needed in Par­lia­ment to de­fend the Govern­ment, if an im­por­tant vote was called.

How­ever, he said that he could have gone to the jun­gle if a Labour ri­val could have joined him – and sug­gested deputy leader Tom Wat­son would have been ideal.

Fabri­cant said: “It would have been great fun and I was se­ri­ously con­sid­er­ing it. I know that part of Aus­tralia well – there are not a lot bugs or salt­wa­ter croc­o­diles there.

“But I am a bit squea­mish about eat­ing of­fal, so don’t know how I would have coped with a kan­ga­roo’s balls and pe­nis.”

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