I’m A Celeb bosses are ready to bring back the jungle adventure of this year. The show will start next month and the final campmates will be revealed closer to the release date. However, a rumoured list of contestants reveal that the show bosses are pulling all stops to make this series an even bigger hit than last year.
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Amidst this, The Sun has reported that Nigel Farage - British broadcaster and former politician - could be entering the jungle this year with the highest pay deal.
Nigel Farage’s £1 Million deal with I’m A Celeb
The former Brexit Party chief previously revealed that the show bosses have been trying to get him on board for several years but he has always turned it down. However, sources have claimed that the 59-year-old is now in advanced talks with the producers and could easily bag a mega-deal worth up to £1 million.
Last year, Boy George was considered to be the highest paid campmate ever with a £900,000 deal for his jungle stint. If Nigel accepts the offer this year, he could command a similar price and become one of the highest paid campmates ever.
The source said:
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.
When turning down the show previously, Nigel revealed he finds it ‘humiliating’ but he can ‘never ever say never.’ 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.
The Sun: Nigel Farage in talks over mega-money deal to join I’m A Celebrity – after turning down show ‘several times’