Patti Blagojevich defends husband on show

June 1, 2009 8:59:37 PM PDT
The former first lady of Illinois ate a tarantula on national television on Monday night and then defended her husband.Patti Blagojevich is appearing on the NBC program, "I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here."

In a jungle in Costa Rica she lost the tarantula eating contest but got the opportunity to talk for about five minutes on national television about how she believes her husband was railroaded out of office.

Some of the other contestants then held hands with Blagojevich and prayed.

Rod Blagojevich's lawyers have said Patti needed to appear on the show to raise money for her family.

According to NBC, the show also raises money for charities selected by the contestants.


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