Nigel Farage insists he's ready for the jungle after 'dealing with snakes and other horrible reptiles' in Parliament - but admits he'll miss a pint on I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

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By Jason Chester for MailOnline

Published: 17:13 EST, 13 November 2023 | Updated: 17:19 EST, 13 November 2023

Jungle-bound Nigel Farage insists his experiences successful Parliament and nan European Union has been nan cleanable training crushed for his latest TV task - because he's utilized to 'dealing pinch snakes.' 

The GB News broadcaster and erstwhile UKIP and Brexit statement leader is believed to beryllium earning a bumper £1.5million for a imaginable 3 week enactment successful agrarian Australia for nan latest bid of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!

But he admits he's fresh for immoderate nan jungle throws astatine him erstwhile he enters campy up of nan returning show's motorboat connected November 19. 

Addressing GB News viewers successful a pre-recorded video connected Monday, Farage, 59, said: 'So nan speculation is over, I americium going into nan jungle, but it’s okay because I americium utilized to dealing pinch snakes and different horrible reptiles some successful Brussels and present successful Westminster – I’m judge I’ll beryllium capable to survive.' 

The pint-loving erstwhile leader besides revealed he was preparing for a life of enforced abstinence successful nan jungle by temporarily giving up booze and caffeine, 5 days earlier his formation to Australia.

Banter: Nigel Farage insists his experiences successful Parliament and nan European Union has been nan cleanable training crushed for I'm A Celeb - because he's utilized to 'dealing pinch snakes' 

Lucrative: The GB News broadcaster and erstwhile UKIP and Brexit statement leader is believed to beryllium earning a bumper £1.5million to look connected I'm A Celebrity ... Get Me Out Of Here!

He said: 'No location isn’t immoderate booze successful there, which is rather a superior business successful my view. 

'Equally, and conscionable arsenic important funnily capable is beverage and coffee. So arsenic a spot of training for going into nan jungle I haven’t had an alcoholic drink, a cup of beverage aliases java now for 5 days.'

Farage revealed show producers first approached him 7 years ago, soon aft Britain voted to time off nan European Union pursuing a referendum he supported. 

'They’ve asked maine each twelvemonth since 2016 to spell successful nan jungle I ever thought it’s not nan correct clip for maine to do it,' he said.

'But I can’t do it adjacent twelvemonth because we’ve sewage a wide election, we’ve American statesmanlike elections, truthful this twelvemonth I americium benignant of free successful a measurement to do it.' 

He added: 'You know, nan (Brexit) referendum was a agelong clip ago, location are a batch of young group who don’t cognize who I am, don’t cognize what I guidelines for.

'This is my large chance to scope a really large assemblage of young people, which I deliberation will beryllium bully for maine and really bully for GB News arsenic well. That’s 1 logic for doing it.' 

Farage will beryllium joined by different action of popular stars, actors and societal media influencers erstwhile he lands successful nan jungle, among them TikTok prima Nella Rose - a staunch leftist astatine likelihood pinch his correct leaning governmental views. 

All set: But he admits he's fresh for immoderate nan jungle throws astatine him erstwhile he enters campy up of nan returning show's motorboat connected November 19

A sobering experience: The pint-loving erstwhile leader besides admitted he was preparing for a life of enforced abstinence successful nan jungle by temporarily giving up booze and caffeine

Foreshadowing a imaginable conflict pinch his imminent campmate, he added: 'Worst nightmare? That’s easy – there’s thousands of them. Anyone who is an fierce remoaner would beryllium nan worst nightmare.' 

The broadcaster besides insisted nan main situation will beryllium stepping retired of his comfortableness area aft years spent surviving successful a governmental bubble. 

'I’ve lived connected news, numbers, and information,' he said. 'To spell distant from that for respective weeks is 1 really large challenge: to face things that are evidently frightening but to person to woody pinch them and travel done them.

'The upsides are obvious. They’re obvious. You scope a full caller large audience, you trial yourself successful a measurement that you haven’t done for years, you make bully money doing it.

'The downsides – good look. It could beryllium a complete, full car crash. A disaster. I mightiness decorativeness up having a conflict pinch personification – who knows! I mightiness get voted retired connected nan first round, I don’t know.

He added: 'But I cognize that things could spell very severely incorrect and you’re connected camera 24 hours a day, 7 days a week for up to 22 days that nan contestants are successful nan jungle. So of people a batch could spell wrong.

'But whoever did thing successful life that was worthwhile without taking a risk?' 

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here! aires astatine 9:00pm connected ITV1 from November 19.  


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