Susanna Reid has set her sights on I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Nigel Farage is the star of the show.
There was tremendous opposition to the former UKIP leader’s casting before he entered the jungle, with some even advocating for a boycott of the show.
He’s already had heated interactions with some of his co-stars in the short days he’s been in camp, but it was a political speech on TV last night that has already had people talking.
After being grilled by some campmates, Farage, 59, said that he would ‘never say never’ to standing for Prime Minister.
However, his remarks plainly enraged the Good Morning Britain host, 52, who chastised the former lawmaker, who unsuccessfully ran for election to the House of Commons seven times.
Susanna couldn’t help but laugh as she viewed the video of Nigel refusing to rule out standing for Tory Party leader.
‘Nigel Farage addressed the rumours that he may at some stage be elected leader of the Conservative Party and may in fact stand in election as leader of the party and become Prime Minister,’ she said.
‘He wasn’t quick to rule it out! Honestly Nigel, don’t be so disingenuous!
‘You’re desperate to stand for Prime Minister!’
She added: ‘What’s all this “I don’t know?” That’s what he’s in it for!’
On Wednesday’s episode radio presenter and Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson asked Nigel: ‘Who’s your favourite prime minister, ever, in your lifetime?’
Nigel replied: ‘Really, in my lifetime, two prime ministers who’ve been really strong, who have changed the country – one’s Thatcher and one’s Blair.
‘I didn’t like the way Blair changed the country at all, but I have to admit he was a strong leader. And Margaret was a very strong leader – they were tough times. But she changed the country completely. Completely.’
EastEnders actor Danielle Harold then asked if he would ever consider running himself.
‘I dunno – we’ll see. Depends how much mess the country gets in. I honestly don’t know, I mean it’s not an easy job,’ he replied.
‘As for little me, there’s a lot of speculation. After they lose the next election, oh, maybe Nigel becomes leader of the Tory Party one day.’
Speaking in the Bush Telegraph afterwards, Nigel said: ‘So, there’s a lot of chatter about it, whether it’s going to happen I have no idea.
‘The important thing though is to say this: never say never.’
After visiting this year’s Tory conference, Farage stated he might be Conservative Party leader “by 2026.”
In only a few days, he has already battled with co-stars, clashing with social media sensation Nella Rose about his immigration views, while First Dates’ Fred Sirieix labelled Farage’shameful’ during a Brexit conversation.
I’m A Celebrity continues tonight on ITV and ITVX at 9pm. Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV1.