Television hammer in Britain: Nigel Farage will soon be seen in the British jungle camp. The politician confirmed his participation in the show.
He is one of the most famous faces in the country and has been involved in British politics for decades. Former Ukip party leader and Brexiteer Nigel Farage no longer holds an official position, but he still doesn’t want to say goodbye to the big stage.
The right-wing populist has his own show on the GB News channel, which is considered the British version of the American channel Fox News. He will soon reach an audience of millions of people in front of their television screens, in the jungle camp. Nigel Farage takes part in this year’s ‘I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out Of Here!’, the original version of ‘I’m A Celebrity – Get Me Out Of Here!’
“The rumors are true… I’ll see you in the jungle”
Rumors about the 59-year-old’s participation in the reality format have persisted for weeks. Farage himself confirmed to GB News that he had received an offer for the show. It is “such a large sum” that he is considering taking it “very, very seriously” for the first time. On Monday he announced on Twitter: “The rumors are true… I’ll see you in the jungle!”
Season 23 begins on British television on November 19. Farage is said to have been at the top of creators’ wish lists for years and is now receiving the highest fee in the show’s 21-year history. As reported, among others, by the “Daily Mail”, he negotiated a contract for 1.5 million pounds (the equivalent of about 1.72 million euros).
In addition to money, there was another incentive to move to the jungle camp, as the politician had previously stressed: “Ten million young people watch this program every night. These are people who maybe don’t watch the news or don’t watch the news.” I don’t read newspapers, but “they still care about their country. I could connect with that audience if I did,” he told GB News.
“A hero to some people and a villain to millions of others”
Farage is known for not mincing his words and has made scandalous headlines several times in the past with his statements. In Britain he is considered the neighbor next door. He did not study and left school at 16 years old. During his tenure she preferred to pose in pubs, with a cigarette in one hand and a beer in the other.
“I’m a hero to some people and an absolute villain to millions of people,” Farage said in the show’s official launch video. People might like it more or less after his performance, “but at least you’ll find out,” the 59-year-old told the crowd.
Farage’s political career began with the Conservative Conservatives; He joined when he was a schoolboy. In 1991, at the age of 27, he left the party in protest against Prime Minister John Major’s pro-European course and founded the cross-party organization Anti-Federalist League. UKIP emerged from this in 1993. The party’s political aim: to get Britain out of the European Union.
The breakthrough came in the European elections five years later. Farage was one of three UKIP members to enter the European Parliament. He was a member of it until the United Kingdom left the European Union in 2020. A year later he announced his resignation as leader of the Reform UK party (formerly the Brexit Party).
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