I’m A Celeb bosses ‘in talks’ to sign up Nigel Farage in ‘million pound deal’

Former politician Nigel Farage is reportedly lining up a mega-money deal to take part in next month’s I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!

The 59-year-old who previously revealed that he had been invited to participate in the show "several times" is allegedly in advance talks with ITV programme bosses. The deal, which is said to be worth £1million, is being organised by 2017’s winner Georgia Toffolo’s talent company — The Visionary Talent Agency.

Trying to emulate last year's success, which saw Matt Hancock enter the jungle, producers believe signing Nigel could hopefully boost ratings. According to The Sun, producers have already enlisted jockey legend Frankie Dettori and This Morning’s Josie Gibson.

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A TV insider told the publication: "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.

"Nigel’s the ultimate Marmite character and won’t hold back in camp discussions. It’s a real coup. The casting team has nailed it. It’s shaping up to be a brilliant series."

Last year, former UKIP leader Nigel spoke openly on his GB News show about being approached by ITV bosses. He 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."

He then went to ask his audience their thoughts on the matter. He added: "I’d love to get actually some of your reaction, some of your feedback on whether you think I should be in the jungle — or whether you think we should leave it to people like Matt Hancock."

As well as Matt, who recently appeared in Celebrity SAS, Nigel would also be following in the footsteps of other former MPs. This includes Nadine Dorries and Edwina Currie, and Boris Johnson’s dad Stanley.

Since the advertisement for I'm A Celeb aired, fans have already been counting down the days until the return of the ITV reality show, hosted by presenters Ant and Dec. However, the start date for the show has not yet been confirmed.

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