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December 07, 2005|From Associated Press

Carol Thatcher, daughter of former British Prime Minister Margaret Thatcher, overcame initial betting odds of 33-1 against her to win the British TV reality show "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!"

The 52-year-old broadcast journalist was one of 10 celebrities, including former soap opera stars and pop singers, to endure a series of humiliations in the Australian rain forest.

The public voted contestants off the show based on their performance in endurance tests, usually involving bugs and wildlife. Thatcher ate fish eyes and swam across a lake with poisonous frogs, snakes and rats on her head -- twice -- to win dessert for her fellow campers.

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