Evicted Celebrity Big Brother contestant Sally Bercow says her appearance on the reality television show caused ‘the biggest fight’ of her marriage.
But she brushed off rumours of a divorce, saying that her relationship with the Speaker of the House of Commons, the Right Hon John Bercow, was ‘as solid as a rock’.
In an interview with The Daily Express the mother of three said she had no regrets about the experience and would be keen to take part in a host of other television shows.
“Me and John are as solid as a rock,” said Mrs Bercow, 41.
“I have got to be honest – it was really tough going into the house and I am not going to pretend otherwise. My husband really wasn’t in favour and a lot of the establishment weren’t. I was really nervous plucking up the courage to tell John and telling the political world generally and I didn’t really think any further than that and raising money for charity.”
Mrs Bercow, who was voted out of the Big Brother house by members of the public on Friday, continued: “Going into the Big Brother house has probably been our biggest fight, but usually our arguments are less serious and it’s more about who is going to unload the dishwasher.
“I am sad I wasn’t supported by my husband going in, but all’s well in the end.
“When I first told John about six months ago he really wasn’t pleased at all and he said he would rather I didn’t do it, but I wouldn’t have done it if I thought for one second that there was any chance of him losing his job as a result of it,” added the aspiring Labour MP, who has amassed nearly 35,000 followers on Twitter since her appearance in the house.
“I think the idea that a woman can bring down her husband is so 1950s. Politicians are very cautious and they don’t like taking risks, but at the end of the day it was my risk.”
Mrs Bercow, who has been married to her husband for the past eight years, said she hopes to carry on appearing on television and would take part in more reality shows if the chance presented itself. But she did confess that her husband was ‘pleased’ her stint in the Big Brother house was over.