Kezia Dugdale evicted from I'm A Celebrity

From BBC - December 4, 2017

Kezia Dugdale said she knew appearing on I am A Celebrity would be a "political gamble".

The former Scottish Labour leader, known as Kez on the ITV show, was the second person to be evicted from the Australian jungle.

Ms Dugdale said she expected criticism but would be coming home "with my head held high".

She faced a backlash after it emerged she joined the reality show without permission from the Labour Party.

The MSP lasted 11 days in the camp.

The Edinburgh and Lothians MSP had asked for three weeks off from Holyrood business but did not reveal her plans to go on the show.

New leader Richard Leonard initially had said he was "not persuaded" that his predecessor should be punished, despite his own "personal disappointment" and strong criticism from others in the party.

'Love my job'

Scottish Labour later announced that Ms Dugdale she would not be suspended from the party.


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