Lembit Opik thinks Nigel Farage will "win" 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'

Lembit Opik thinks Nigel Farage could win I'm A Celebrity

Lembit Opik thinks Nigel Farage could win I'm A Celebrity

The 59-year-old former UKIP and Brexit Party leader is reportedly being lined up for a stint in the jungle, and the ex-Liberal Democrats MP - who appeared in the 2010 series - is backing him to go all the way.

He's quoted by the Daily Star newspaper as saying: "He is a natural for the jungle. He's about the only person to survive the political jungle without significant injury.

"He'll find the bugs far less aggressive than his opponents in Westminster. I think he'll win."

He added that the politican is "a giant in terms of recognition levels and opinions".

It's been reported that Farage could land a £1 million payday to appear on the reality show, having been "top of the wish-list" for 'I'm A Celebrity' bosses for years.

An insider recently told The Sun on Sunday newspaper's TVBiz column: "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."

He has been contacted by ITV bosses in the past and turned it down because it wasn't "the right thing" for him to do, but now he could be swayed.

Speaking on his GB News show this week, he said: "Well, you've got about 10 million young people who watch that programme.

"These are people who don't really watch the news or read newspapers, but they still care about the country they live in and their futures.

"And actually, in many ways, the futures of young people in Britain had been blighted.

"They haven't got the same opportunities that their parents and grandparents had and they'd love to look for solutions.

"So in my mind, if I was to do it, I might be able to connect with that audience because goodness me they all watch 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' "

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