Nigel Farage ‘in discussions with ITV bosses to sign up to I’m A Celeb in lucrative £1million deal’ after declining multiple offers
Nigel Farage the former leader of the Brexit Party, is reportedly in advanced negotiations with ITV’s I’m A Celebrity to join the show next month.
Despite having been invited on the show ‘several times’ in the past, this potential deal is rumoured to be valued at up to £1 million.
It is reportedly being negotiated by The Visionary Talent Agency – the same company that represents 2017’s winner, Georgia Toffolo.
A TV insider expressed confidence in Nigel’s appearance, stating his controversial and polarising image would spark engaging camp discussions and boost viewers.
The source told The Sun: ‘Nigel has been at the top of the wish-list for I’m A Celeb bosses for years.
‘They’ve offered him a huge fee as they know he’ll drive up viewing figures. Ant and Dec will love this signing.
Is it true? Nigel Farage the former leader of the Brexit Party, is reportedly in advanced negotiations with ITV’s I’m A Celebrity get Me Out of Here to join the show next month
Excited According to a TV insider, hosts Ant and Dec will will be loving the signing which could be a deal of up to one million pounds
‘Nigel’s the ultimate Marmite character and won’t hold back in camp discussions.’
If the deal is made, the sum of money would put him in the same league as Boy George, who was speculated to have earned £900,000 during his jungle stint last year.
Producers believe signing Nigel will ensure another successful season, especially after the attention garnered by former Health Secretary Matt Hancock who took part last year.
Regarding his previous stance on I’m A Celebrity, Farage had publicly declined multiple offers, expressing concerns about the show’s potentially humiliating nature.
However, he also acknowledged that one should never say never.
Speaking on his GB News show last year, Farage said: ‘I have been approached several times by I’m a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! and I’ve always ruled it out.
‘I’ve never thought it would be a good thing to do.
‘I thought it’s all rather humiliating, frankly. But I suppose you can never ever say never.’
It’s back: Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly will return to front the 23rd series of I’m A Celebrity, when it launches in November
Rumoured: Jockey Frankie Dettori, 52, has been tipped to be heading straight to Australia t
Josie Gibson: The former Big Brother winner is now one of the names rumoured for the 2023 line-up and is thought to have signed a six figure deal
Queens of the jungle: Last year former Lioness Jill Scott (pictured centre) won the crown and title
If Nigel accepts the offer, he will follow in the footsteps of other prominent figures, including Nadine Dorries, Edwina Currie, and Stanley Johnson.
The lineup for this year’s I’m A Celebrity is yet to be announced with ITV saying any names suggested ‘are speculation’ – but rumours are that jockey Frankie Dettori is tipped to be heading to Australia, as well as This Morning presenter Josie Gibson who is thought to have been offered a six figure deal.
First Dates’ Fred Sirieix is also remoured to be ‘in talks’ to star in the show.
Nigel’s representatives and ITV have been contacted my MailOnline for comment.
The crew have been been hard at work assembling the camp, which is in Springbook National Park in Queensland, New South Wales.
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