British politician Nadine Dorries has become the first person to be evicted from this year's I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!.

Dorries described her 12 days in the jungle to hosts Ant and Dec as a "fascinating experience".

She said: "I actually came here self-important for a few days but I'm not now.

"I needed that missile and I think all MPs need that. I came from a council estate and never thought I was like that but I was. I'm not now."

Asked if she had achieved her aim of raising awareness of issues, she replied: "I don't know what people have seen but I have had some fascinating conversations in there. It's been a fascinating experience.

"I think it is important that MPs realise that you need to go where the public go. More people vote on X Factor and I'm a Celebrity than they do in the general elections. MPs need to go where people vote."

Dorries predicted David Haye would win with Helen Flanagan and Eric Bristow in the final three.

She said: "I'm not disappointed at being the first, especially when you're starving. I kind of expected it actually. I don't think the public actually understand how hard and how difficult it is down there.

"The effect it has on your body when you're down there with three teaspoons of rice a day is hard, hard, hard."