SHE caused a political storm when she appeared on ITV's hit reality show, I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.

And she created rumblings within her own party when she labelled David Cameron and George Osborne as ‘two arrogant posh boys’.

But now Nadine Dorries is embracing drama of a different kind after turning her hand to fiction.

The former Warrington nurse-turned-MP has released her second novel, Hide Her Name, just eight months after her Amazon top-selling debut, The Four Streets.

Nadine, who trained as a nurse at Warrington Hospital in 1975, wrote a political blog in 2005 and has been a columnist for the Independent, the Guardian and the Daily Mail.

But the 57-year-old's first foray into fiction was prompted when her daughter Cassie went to university.

Nadine said: "She was the youngest of three and the noisiest of three so when she left, the house was incredibly silent.

"I no longer had to do any cooking or cleaning or chauffeuring or sitting outside gigs at midnight with a flask of coffee waiting for her and her mates to spill out.

"And so suddenly there was nothing for me to do at home. I thought I can either just sit here and be depressed or I can do something so I just opened my laptop and started writing."

Warrington Hospital features in one of Nadine's short stories and one of her former colleagues, Helen Winsor, is even one of the characters.

She added: "Run To Him is all based on the old ward two at Warrington General. My nursing experiences and the people I met are constantly a source of inspiration."

Nadine also urged Weekend's readers of all ages to put pen to paper if they have a story to tell.

The Mid Bedfordshire MP said: "I didn’t start writing until I was 56 so I would say to anyone it doesn’t matter how old you are. Look at writers like Mary Wesley who began when she was 69.

"You are never too old to write. It doesn’t really require any great physicality but what it does require is experience and lots of people have a lifetime of experience.

"And particularly older people today because they lived through more interesting times than the youngsters of today.

"There a lot of experiences from years ago which will be forgotten about and will disappear with people.

"I think it’s important that people who are older write down what happened because it is almost a historical catalogue for those experiences which most people don’t know about today.

"I write about the 60s which is when I was a child but there are people older than me who could write about wartime still.

"I lived in a nurses' home in Bewsey Road and we had maids that came in the morning and they used to tell me stories about the war and bases and the dances they used to go to at Burtonwood.

"Some of the stories they told were hair-raising and they should be written down."

No stranger to controversy, Nadine was suspended from the Conservative Party for appearing in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here in 2012.

At the time there was a row over whether she had been granted permission to fly to Australia to appear on the programme but Nadine stressed that she missed no government votes and parliament was on recess.

She added: "I no more deserted my constituents when I went into the jungle than I did when I went on a two-week holiday to Spain this year."

Nadine told Weekend she appeared on the show to help push forward her policies which have often been just as divisive – promoting abstinence to girls, reducing the time limit for abortion and opposing gay marriage.

She said: "I needed to create a name for myself and for people to know who I was to push those policies forward and with 16 million viewers that seemed to me like the perfect vehicle."

Nadine also famously described the Prime Minister and the Chancellor as ‘two arrogant posh boys’ – and she stands by it.

"It’s not just George and David," the mum-of-three added.

"It’s Ed Milliband and Nick Clegg and Nigel Farage, who went to public school.

"Sadly the problem is caused by the demise of grammar schools because it was grammar schools which used to help working class people.

"You can’t lead a country just because you’re a bus driver or a shop worker. You lead the country because you have an immense education and ability and what grammar schools used to do was take working class kids and nurture that intelligence and ability and produce at the other end people who could be qualified to be world leaders. That’s gone.

"This means those from public school will always dominate politics, banking and all the high earned professions because we just don’t have the quality coming from council estates and working class backgrounds because the education that was required to produce those people is no longer there."

Naturally, the outspoken politician has ruffled more than a few feathers and has had her policies questioned and life scrutinised as a result.

But she would happily to do it all again – even another reality show. So which programme is on the top of her list?

"I don’t know," Nadine said.

"Strictly looks lovely..."

- Hide Her Name is out now