Nigel Farage lands in Australia ahead of I’m A Celeb and has hope for TV stint

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    Nigel Farage has landed at Brisbane airport ahead of his rumoured I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! stint.

    The Brexit campaigner, 59, touched down and posed for photos before leaving the arrivals lounge. Speaking to press, he said: "I can't confirm I am doing it but I might be. I just think there is a big young audience out there that watches the programme which is worth talking to.

    "I have been messing about on TikTok for the last few months and you would be surprised, a lot of young people out there are interested in what I have got to say."

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    When asked if he'd watched the show last year with MP Matt Hancock, he admitted he did – and also said he may have "slipped" and has a gin and tonic on the plane following reports he'd gone teetotal.

    Although Farage was the first famous face to arrive in Brisbane, the full line up now appears to have been revealed and more of the celebrities are expected to jet into Australia in the next 24 hours, with the show starting on November 19.

    Other names though to be in the line up include ex-politician This Morning's Josie Gibson, 38, Ex-EastEnder Danielle Harold, 31, First Dates star Fred Sirieix, 51, Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson, 31, and JLS singer Marvin Humes, 38.

    It has also been reported that Jamie Lynn spears has signed up for the show weeks after her sister released her tell-all memoir. The contestants will all be taken to separate hotels and apartments with their chaperones ahead of going into the Jungle.

    They will all meet up at the same time at the end of the week once everyone has arrived. Executive producer Olly Nash said: "Every year we try to bring new elements into the show, it could be, new trials, new challenges, new areas of camp etc.

    "I can tell you that our launch show this year will have some exciting new elements which we hope viewers will really enjoy…I’m not so sure the celebrities will though!"

    Nigel's arrival in the Jungle comes after multiple occasions where he has referenced the gig. Despite rules usually ensuring that no contestants utter a word, Farage admitted he had an offer on the table.

    He previously said on GB News: "I’ve thought about [the offer] hard, for the last ten days or so. It’s quite a big decision and quite an unconventional thing for me to do.There is a big, young audience out there who don’t really have anyone that speaks to them, it seems to me, about current affairs and politics in Britain.

    "That’s what tempts me, but I haven’t signed a contract… yet." The rest of the arrivals will be slowly landing in Aus over the next few days ahead of its launch on Sunday.

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