Nigel Farage chats about risks of entering I’m A Celebrity
Nigel Farage touched down in Australia in recent days ahead of starring in this year’s series of I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!
The former politician’s appearance on the ITV series, which is hosted by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, has been ruffling feathers for days.
More than 1,000 I’m A Celebrity fans have threatened to boycott the series after Farage was confirmed as one of this year’s campmates.
It has been reported the 59-year-old will pocket £1.5million from his stint on the show – which is the highest any person has ever been paid to appear.
While many Brits know Farage as the former leader of the UK Independence Party and key figurehead in the Brexit 2016 Brexit campaign – what does he do now?
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What does Nigel Farage do now?
Farage joined GB News in June 2012 to host the Sunday morning political discussion show The Political Correction.
A year later, he announced he’d be presenting his own show Farage between Monday and Thursday on the channel.
He had been discussing his potential I’m A Celebrity appearance on his GB New show in recent weeks.
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When did he leave politics?
In March 2021, Farage stood down as leader of the Brexit Party and said in a statement he would retire from politics.
This May, he said Brexit had “failed” due to the policies of successive Conservative governments.
Farage head UKIP from 2006 to 2009 then again between 2010 and 2016. He was the leader of the Brexit Party – renamed Reform UK – from 2019 to 2021.
Why is Farage on I’m A Celebrity?
Farage has explained why he has decided to appear on the ITV series ahead of the first episode airing.
He said: “I want to test myself. Business, politics, media, I’ve done so many different jobs and generally, I have been reasonably successful. But I have never been tested in quite this way. It’s such a mental test and maybe I will discover who I really am.”
He said he understood why the former Health Secretary took part in the show last year and came third, adding: “He went in there with his reputation on the floor.”
I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here! launches on Sunday night on ITV.
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