Kezia Dugdale’s girlfriend defends decision to appear on I’m A Celebrity
The girlfriend of former Scottish Labour leader Kezia Dugdale has defended her decision to appear on I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here! The former leader, who stepped down in August, joins Boris Johnson’s dad Stanley Johnson and Dennis Wise, a former footballer. While the other contestants for the Australia-based show were announced on Tuesday, Ms Dugdale first appears on screen tonight. She will donate her MSP salary to charity while she is in Australia filming the show which draws around 10 million viewers. Politicians and voters have heavily criticised the move. Her partner, SNP MSP Jenny Gilruth, defended her decision to appear on the show. “The news that she was to be taking part was leaked many days before it was supposed to be known,” Gilruth told the Daily Record. “Indeed, she’s not even in there. Yet. I know Kez was upset about the way it affected Labour’s leadership result. “And I know she was upset by some of the hurtful things written about her. How could she not be?” In her article defending Dugdale, Gilruth accused Labour of lacking perspective. “The Labour party have some challenges to face politically – it would be refreshing if that
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