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07 December, 2005 - Published 16:18 GMT
Carol Thatcher wins TV show
The daughter of Margaret Thatcher, the former British Prime Minister, has won a television show which involved surviving in the jungle in Australia. Carol Thatcher had to do unpleasant things, such as eating kangaroo testicles. This report from Bernadette Kehoe:
Carol Thatcher reportedly never told her mother that she was going to the Australian jungle to appear on the show, I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here. 52-year-old Carol, who qualified as a solicitor before switching to journalism, showed the spirit of an iron lady, when it came to challenges such as eating squelching kangaroo testicles and fish eyes as well as swimming across a lake with poisonous frogs, snakes and furry bushrats on her head. There was also the embarrassment of being caught on camera going to the toilet.
So what would mother have made of it all? Carol says we'll probably never know.
CAROL THATCHER: "I'm not too sure, with the greatest respect in the world to I'm A Celebrity, that this is my ma's sort of programme. I don't think she was glued to every episode."
Carol Thatcher is described in today's British newspapers as an "unlikely national treasure" and "a true British eccentric, blissfully unaware of her own genius." She was an outsider to win, and, as a result, the bookmakers have lost a good deal of money. They're now saying they shouldn't have been surprised that a Thatcher has an iron constitution.
I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here
showed the spirit of an iron lady
being caught on camera
So what would mother have made of it all?
my ma's sort of programme
she was glued to every episode
unlikely national treasure
a true British eccentric
an outsider to win
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