Former I'm A Celeb star Lembit Opik claims Nigel Farage will WIN the show as he prepares to join the lineup in a lucrative deal

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Former I'm A Celeb prima Lembit Opik has claimed Nigel Farage will become king of nan jungle successful 2023.

Nigel, 59, is group to subordinate nan likes of Josie Gibson and Danny Cipriani connected nan reality show adjacent month. 

Lembit, 58, who took portion successful nan 2010 series, reckons nan erstwhile Ukip leader will beryllium capable to return everything thrown astatine him successful Australia.

The ex-Lib Dem MP told The Daily Star: 'He is simply a earthy for nan jungle. He's astir nan only personification to past nan governmental jungle without important injury.

'He'll find nan bugs acold little fierce than his opponents successful Westminster. I deliberation he'll win.'

Support: Former I'm A Celeb prima Lembit Opik has claimed Nigel Farage will go king of nan jungle successful 2023

I'm A Celeb: Nigel, 59, is group to subordinate nan likes of Josie Gibson and Danny Cipriani connected nan reality show adjacent month

It comes aft Nigel shocked viewers by saying he would make a 'definitive answer' successful nan adjacent 48-hours connected GB News connected Monday night.

He claims that he has been offered 'substantial sums' by ITV and admitted he is tempted by nan mega-money connection to prima successful adjacent month's show.

The erstwhile UKIP leader said: 'I will show you why - you person sewage astir 10 cardinal young group each nighttime who watch that programme.

He continued: 'These are group that whitethorn not watch nan news aliases publication nan newspapers.

'But they still attraction astir their country. Young people's futures person been blighted and they are looking for solutions.

'So successful my mind, if I was to do it, I would beryllium capable to link pinch that audience, because judge you maine they each watch I'm a Celebrity.

'There are downsides to doing it arsenic well. I haven't perfectly made my mind up – but I americium successful talks contractually and location will beryllium a definitive reply wrong nan adjacent 48 hours.'

It comes aft erstwhile Made In Chelsea prima Georgia - known champion arsenic Toff - managed Nigel's large money woody after she won nan show successful 2017.

She owns nan institution Visionary Talent Agency - VTA - and personally managed negotiations.

It is not yet clear really overmuch Farage will gain for his appearance, though rumours propose he could pouch up to £1m.

An ITV insider said: 'It was surely a first, a erstwhile I'm A Celeb victor brokering a woody for different contestant.

'Nigel has been offered nan chance to spell to nan jungle respective times but Toff has made it hap this time. Everyone progressive successful nan woody is thrilled.

'It is astir decidedly a goodie.'

Deal: It is not yet clear really overmuch Farage will gain for his appearance, though rumours propose he could pouch up to £1m (Hosts Ant and Dec pictured)

Money: It comes aft erstwhile Made In Chelsea prima Georgia - known champion arsenic Toff - managed nan large money woody aft she won nan show successful 2017

Toff, 29, was crowned Queen of nan Jungle six years ago, beating disconnected character Jamie Lomas and DJ Iain Lee successful nan final.

But she now owns nan VTA which has offices successful some London and Los Angeles.

Farage is said to person been invited connected nan show 'several times' successful nan past, pinch TV bosses hoping his arguable and polarising image would spark engaging campy discussions and boost viewers.

A root said: 'Nigel has been astatine nan apical of nan wish-list for I'm A Celeb bosses for years.

'They've offered him a immense interest arsenic they cognize he'll thrust up viewing figures. Ant and Dec will emotion this signing.

'Nigel's nan eventual Marmite characteristic and won't clasp backmost successful campy discussions.'

While his interest has not been revealed, it is suggested he whitethorn beryllium group to gain a akin full to Boy George, who was speculated to person earned £900,000 during his jungle stint past year.

Producers judge signing Farage will guarantee different successful season, particularly aft nan attraction garnered by erstwhile Health Secretary Matt Hancock who took portion past year.

Regarding his erstwhile stance connected I'm A Celebrity, nan erstwhile Ukip leader had publically declined aggregate offers, expressing concerns astir nan show's perchance humiliating nature.

However, he besides acknowledged that 1 should ne'er opportunity never.

Queens of nan jungle: Last twelvemonth erstwhile Lioness Jill Scott (pictured centre) won nan crown and title 

Speaking connected his GB News show past year, Farage said: 'I person been approached respective times by I'm a Celebrity . . . Get Me Out of Here! and I've ever ruled it out.

'I've ne'er thought it would beryllium a bully point to do.

'I thought it's each alternatively humiliating, frankly. But I suppose you tin ne'er ever opportunity never.'

Farage follows successful nan footsteps of different salient governmental figures to participate nan jungle, including Nadine Dorries, Edwina Currie, and Stanley Johnson.

The lineup for this year's I'm A Celebrity is yet to beryllium announced pinch ITV saying immoderate names suggested 'are speculation' - but rumours are that jockey Frankie Dettori is tipped to beryllium heading to Australia , arsenic good arsenic This Morning presenter Josie Gibson who is thought to person been offered a six fig woody .

First Dates' Fred Sirieix is besides rumoured to beryllium 'in talks' to prima successful nan show.


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