Patti Blagojevich on "I'm A Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here!": Day 1

As Rod Blagojevich waits to find out if anyone will sell him down the river, his wife Patti was nearly swept away by a river in Costa Rica.

She bravely took his place on "I'm a Celebrity ... Get Me Out of Here!" so their family would have some income - and for a children's cancer charity.

On last night's premiere episode, Patti distinguished herself as one of the more sane contestants on the gross-out reality show. And no, there was no swearing. Not even as she chewed a tarantula. (It had a "musty, yeasty" flavor, she said.)

I think there is a bit of a conspiracy already, in and around 'I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here.”

— Steven Baldwin