Former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage is reportedly in advanced negotiations with ITV’s I’m A Celebrity to take part in the show next month.
Although he has been invited onto the show “several times” in the past, this potential deal is said to be worth up to £1million.
It is reportedly being negotiated by The Visionary Talent Agency – the same company that represents 2017 winner Georgia Toffolo.
A TV insider expressed confidence in Nigel’s performance, saying his controversial and polarizing image would spark exciting camp discussions and boost viewership.
The source told The sun: “Nigel has been at the top of I’m A Celeb bosses’ wish lists for years.”
“They have offered him a big fee as they know he will boost ratings.” Ant and Dec will love this signing.
Is it true? Former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage is reportedly in advanced negotiations with ITV’s I’m A Celebrity about taking part in next month’s show
Excited According to a TV insider, presenters Ant and Dec will be excited about the signing, which could be a deal worth up to £1million
“Nigel is the ultimate Marmite character and doesn’t hold back when it comes to camp discussions.”
If the deal goes through, the amount of money would put him in the same league as Boy George, who was speculated to have earned £900,000 during his jungle sojourn last year.
Producers believe the signing of Nigel will ensure another successful season, particularly after former health secretary Matt Hancock, who attended last year, attracted attention.
Regarding his previous stance on I’m A Celebrity, Farage had publicly rejected several offers and expressed concerns about the potentially humiliating nature of the show.
However, he also admitted that one should never say never.
Last year Farage said on his GB News show: “I’ve been approached by I’m a Celebrity several times.” . Get me out of here! and I always ruled it out.
“I never thought that would be a good thing.”
“To be honest, I found it all quite humiliating. But I suppose you can never say never.’
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Queens of the Jungle: Last year, former lioness Jill Scott (center) won the crown and title
If Nigel accepts the offer, he will follow in the footsteps of other celebrities including Nadine Dorries, Edwina Currie and Stanley Johnson.
The line-up for this year’s I’m A Celebrity has yet to be announced. ITV says any names suggested “are speculation” – but there are rumors that jockey Frankie Dettori and also This Morning presenter Josie Gibson are set to head to Australia. He is believed to have been offered a six-figure deal.
First Dates’ Fred Sirieix is also said to be “in talks” to star in the series.
Nigel’s representatives and ITV have been contacted via MailOnline for comment.
The crew worked hard to set up camp in Springbook National Park in Queensland, New South Wales.