No one could have guessed Nigel Farage’s bare bottom would be one of the key talking themes when he entered I’m A Celebrity.
That’s exactly what occurred, with Josie Gibson and Danielle Harold catching a glimpse of the former UKIP leader naked in the famed jungle shower.
Laure Ferrari, Farage’s secret lover, has not only confirmed her connection with the 59-year-old politician, but also broken her silence on his showing his bum.
Speaking to the Daily Mail, she quipped: ‘Nigel has a great bottom, what’s wrong with that? If you’ve got it, flaunt it!’
Josie, 38, was the first surprised celebrity to notice him in his pants within 24 hours of being at camp, and it wouldn’t be the last time fans – or another campmate – saw him.
A few weeks ago, he went for a morning bath and, much to the astonishment of a passing Danielle, 31, revealed his buttocks as he got out.
The two girls bonded over their experience, with Josie telling the actress: ‘I [saw] it on the first day! Considering he’s nearly 60 it ain’t too bad.’
Clearly Nigel’s bum impressed them both, as Danielle added: ‘He looks good doesn’t he? Nice little bum.’
Meanwhile, Laure, who has been associated to Farage for some time but has only recently acknowledged their connection, has hinted that her lover may win King of the Jungle this year.
She added: ‘I really believe Nigel can win. He will be a good campmate. He is extremely tolerant of people’s little ways, and that will gain him support from the public.’
The politician’s involvement in the TV series has sparked outrage, with viewers even launching a petition to get him fired for his divisive views, despite allegations that he was paid £1.5 million to participate on the programme.
Laure said he had her support and revealed how they discussed his presence on I’m A Celebrity when he was originally approached.
‘I see it as my duty to support him,’ she said. ‘When he was invited on to I’m a Celebrity, we talked about it. I saw it as a massive opportunity for him to shine.
‘He was more thoughtful about it. He consulted his family and friends. It was a team effort that got him to appear.’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! airs on ITV at 9pm.