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13th Nov 2023

Nigel Farage set to become the highest paid I’m A Celeb contestant ever

Joseph Loftus

It’s a lot more than the previous highest

Last week, ITV unveiled their highly-anticipated line-up for this year’s I’m A Celebrity and by god did they deliver.

With the likes of Jamie-Lynn Spears, Josie Gibson, Tony Bellew, Frankie Dettori, and Fred Sirieix, this years line-up will certainly pack a punch.

However one individual has proved more divisive than any other: Nigel Farage.

Check out the full line-up below:

Jamie-Lynn Spears

Marvin Humes

Nella Rose

Josie Gibson

Danielle Harold

Sam Thompson

Nigel Farage

Tony Bellew

Nick Pickard

Fred Sirieix

Frankie Dettori

Grace Dent

Despite its many big names, a lot of fans of the reality TV show are struggling to come to terms with the fact that one of Britain’s most controversial politicians, Nigel Farage, is among those involved.

Some are even so disgusted that they’ve vowed not to watch it.

One person wrote on X: “This will be the first time in years that I’m not watching I’m a Celeb. I refuse to sit and see Ant & Dec laugh and joke with a man as vile as Nigel Farage.”

Another wrote: “Nigel Farage on #ImACeleb this year? Welp, won’t be watching this year then. Urgh.”

One more tweeted: “#ImAceleb had Matt Hancock on last time, now they have gone even further and put rancid little grifter Nigel Farage on.”

While a fourth wrote: “Nigel Farage being on I’m a Celebrity is exactly what’s wrong with the UK.”

And now, reports have emerged suggesting Farage is the highest paid celebrity to ever walk into the jungle.

It’s been reported he’s being paid a staggering £1.5m for a stint in the jungle – significantly more than the former highest paid star Noel Edmonds, who was paid £600k in 2018.

I’m A Celebrity starts Sunday 19th Nov at 9pm on ITV1.

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