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Former British MP says she has ''no regrets'' for revealing how she lost her virginity

By Mirror | December 8th 2014

England: Her obsession with talking about sex and making smutty innuendos is thought to have been her downfall in the jungle.

But Edwina Currie has no regrets about detailing how she lost her virginity and has even given advice on the subject to younger I’m A Celebrity contestants.

The former MP, voted off the show on Saturday night, mocked yesterday: “Middle England outraged about sex? Oh goodness!

“We were all talking about losing our virginity. If the programme’s producers have only broadcast my remark, that is unfair. It was so long ago anyway. I don’t mind talking about what happened half-a-century ago.

"If it enlightens and assists other people to overcome that extraordinary obstacle and gets them to a state of maturity and sexual awareness, I’m happy.”

As for the idea that sex is a subject that could still offend some viewers, Currie scoffed: “Sex may be a taboo subject for young people.

"When you get to a certain age, you talk about it all the time. It’s one of the issues of the Women’s Institute. It is a form of exercise, it is certainly better then food.

“This was a disagreement I did have with some of my camp mates who reckoned a chocolate teacake was better than sex. No, kids, it isn’t.”

Yet despite all her talk of her bedroom antics, Edwina had a stern warning on romantic life after the jungle for her flirting partner and camp hunk, Jake Quickenden.

Talking at the Palazzo Versace hotel on Australia’s Gold Coast, she said: “Vicki, Carl, Tinchy and myself – we all warned him. There are going to be girls hanging off the garden gate and he’s going to find it very easy to pull birds.

“We told him to be careful. One of the things that Jake is going to have to learn is how to say no. He’s an extraordinarily mature young man.”

But Edwina had less favourable things to say about Kendra Wilkinson. After leaving the show on Friday night, the ex-Playmate launched an attack on Edwina in which she called her a bully.

However the former Tory MP, who lost seven kilos in camp, was having none of it.

She said: “I am not a bully, I’m a critic. I’m not a coward, I’m a critic. Kendra doesn’t like criticism, especially when it won’t back down in the face of a torrent of abuse.

"I’m not a bully but I’m tough. If Kendra felt bullied, I am sorry to hear that but perhaps Kendra shouldn’t have been so damned rude in the first place.”

And on hearing that Kendra had accused her of racism, the 68-year-old fumed: “That is stupid and typical of Kendra. If Kendra wants to engage with me, she needs to develop discussions and arguments. Abuse is not a substitute for argument. I’ll say that until I’m blue in the face.

"Engage. Discuss. Nothing came forward except abuse.”

Edwina did have good words for some contestants including Mel Skyes, for whom she wished “love and contentment”, and Carl Fogarty, who delighted her by asking about ex-PM Margaret Thatcher.

And you could hear a lot more from the camp mates if Edwina gets her way.

Having beaten Fogarty in a challenge while singing to herself, she added: “It would be lovely if we all got together and did a Christmas single in the future.”

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