Patti B. Phones Home from Jungle

“Did you like the tarantula, Mommy?”

Patti Blagojevich gets to a visual taste of home from the jungles of Costa Rica on Thursday's “I’m a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!”

And the first thing her kids, Amy and Annie want to know is – did she like eating a tarantula?

Patti got the reward of calling home because she’s buddied up to Lou Diamond Phillips, who had two calls to give to his co-stars. He chose her and Daniel Baldwin.

Her husband, Rod, also makes his first appearance on the show -- as Mr. Mom. The former Illlinois governor wanted to be on the reality show but a judge turned down his request because of those pesky federal corruption charges he faces over the appointment of President Obama's replacement in the U.S. Senate.

Instead, his appeared via Skype with the girls and their dog.

We do have to admit that we’re watching this show more than we thought we would. Will Patti get to be crowned Queen of the Jungle? She seems to have the skills to play the game.

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