Nigel Farage finished third in I’m A Celebrity… I need to get out of here! 2023.
Following Josie Gibson’s surprising removal on Saturday night, finalists Nigel Farage, Sam Thompson, and Tony Bellew were the last in the race for the title of King of the Jungle.
Nigel was named third place on Sunday.
Ant and Dec made the announcement on Sunday’s programme, with the second and overall winners yet to be revealed.
The former Ukip leader then spoke to the comedy duo where they looked back at his time on the jungle, labeling it ‘a great big adventure.’
‘I haven’t done anything like this…. to be honest with you, I’ve loved it.’
He stated that he had finally chosen to participate in the show because he ‘had the time’ and wanted to do it before he turned 60.
To put it lightly, it’s been a tumultuous season, with two candidates, Grace Dent and Jamie Lynn Spears, leaving early due to’medical concerns.’
Nella Rose and Fred Sirieix had heated confrontations, as the First Dates star spat with This Morning’s Josie over cooking chores.
Frankie Dettori, Nick Pickard, Danielle Harold, and Marvin Hughes were all voted out of the 2023 season.
Tony acknowledged his surprise at making the final three, adding he ‘can’t put into words how grateful I am.’
Sam agreed: ‘I’m a finalist on I’m A Celeb. I just don’t understand it. I feel like a cockroach – you know when they just survive? I don’t know what to say. I’m so happy.’
And Brexiteer Nigel joked: ‘I’m now a remainer – a camp remainer, that is. I’m absolutely thrilled to be one of the last three.’
Tony and Nigel had to deal with creatures and crawlies, while Sam had to consume fish eyeballs, scorpions, and grubs in the climax on Sunday.
Sam, from Made in Chelsea, has been a strong candidate for I’m A Celeb, with bookies putting him far ahead and his own campmates announcing their support for him.
On her departure, Danielle told Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly that Sam was “the most amazing guy, my best mate in there, and we just had the absolute best time.” We did not stop laughing the whole way.’
Tony, on the other hand, has been a fan favourite virtually from the moment he arrived in camp as a late entrant, and has only finished in the bottom two once.
While former Ukip leader Nigel’s inclusion on the programme sparked outrage, with some boycotting the show, he had a devoted audience who stuck with him to the finish.