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Despite losing her parliamentary seat in 1997, Edwina Currie is probably still one of the few female politicians the man or woman in the street could name.

In the years since retiring from active politics she has carved out new roles for herself as a radio presenter, novelist, and all-round media personality. She even let the camera crews into her private life by taking part in a famous Celebrity Wife Swap, where she ended up living with horse racing ?character? John McCririck.

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?You put in a little bit of effort to get up the climbs then you have a mile or so of whizzing downhill ? that?s my kind of cycling?

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