Sally Bercow has revealed her husband, Speaker of the House of Commons John, has been "very supportive" of her new TV show.

The controversial mother-of-three's spouse was not happy about her 2011 appearance in the Celebrity Big Brother house, but she insists he is backing her new show with BB co-star Paddy Doherty.

She said: "He was very supportive. I mean, I don't assess and analyse his work and he doesn't analyse mine. I just said, 'Honey, I'm off doing this. I've got the childcare sorted' and he said, 'OK, that's fine'.

"I'm very lucky. He's incredibly supportive, my husband."

Sally added: "He wasn't happy about Celebrity Big Brother, but I know now John is very proud and thinks it was all a storm in a teacup."

In the four-part show Paddy And Sally's Excellent Gypsy Adventure, the pair visit traveller communities in Ireland, Hungary, Spain and Malaysia and explore the local customs.

Sally thinks it's their differences that make them click so well.

She explained: "I think we both feel a bit like outsiders in our communities. I feel like a fish out of water here in Westminster. And Paddy being a traveller feels outside mainstream society. We're both slightly rebellious and both very outspoken."

:: Paddy and Sally's Excellent Gypsy Adventure begins on Channel 5 on Wednesday, September 12.