I'm a Celebrity Voters Boot Patti Blagojevich

By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 23, 2009 9:56 PM CDT
Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich and wife Patti leave a downtown office building in Chicago last year.   (AP Photo/Morry Gash, file)
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(Newser) – Patti Blagojevich survived 23 days in the Costa Rican jungle, but she won't be a reality TV champ, reports the Chicago Tribune. Viewers voted Blagojevich off the NBC series I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here tonight. The wife of Illinois' notorious ex-governor took her husband's place on the show after a judge refused to let him travel to Costa Rica. The show's finale will be broadcast tomorrow.

"I found more strength within myself here thanks to my campmates and thanks to the jungle," Blagojevich said upon learning she was out. "It's inspirational." (Read more Patti Blagojevich stories.)