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(PRNewsChannel) / Chicago, Ill. / The former first lady of Illinois, Patti Blagojevich, will go to Costa Rica to compete in 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!' Patti and her husband, former Gov. Rod Blagojevich, appeared on NBC's Today show to make the official announcement.
"The job was originally offered to her husband but when the judge said he couldn't go to Costa Rica NBC asked Patti to go in his place," says Glenn Selig, founder of The Publicity Agency, the public relations firm which represents Patti and Rod Blagojevich. "She accepted and went to LA. earlier this week to take part in a promotional shoot and to prepare for the show."
While Patti Blagojevich goes to work for her family, the former governor will be 'Mr. Mom' to his two daughters, ages 12 and 6.
"He jokes that in a way she will have it easier competing in the jungle," says Selig. "He knows how hard it is to take care of the kids and to run a home."
The former governor will be pulling for his wife as she competes on the show for a chance to be win top prizes for charity and for her family.
Even though he won't be traveling to Costa Rica to be a contestant, the former governor will be involved in the program in other ways which will be a surprise, says Selig.