SPRINGFIELD, Ill. - The wife of former Illinois Gov. Rod Blagojevich is headed to the Costa Rican jungle to compete on a TV reality show that he was barred from going on.

Her spokesman, Glenn Selig, says Patti Blagojevich is "on her way" to Costa Rica for her spot on NBC's "I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here."

Selig says it'll be challenging for the "big city girl."

A federal judge barred her husband from going because it would send him out of the country.

Rod Blagojevich faces federal corruption charges.

Patti Blagojevich has said she's participating because of her family's financial situation.

Both she and her husband are unemployed.

The show airs on June 1.

Other contestants include actor Stephen Baldwin and former "American Idol" contestant Sanjaya Malakar.

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