Nigel Farage has posted an old I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! clip of Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, both hosts, have throwing their support behind his casting.
The former UKIP leader is presently in Australia, training for his time in the jungle among celebrities such as Josie Gibson, Sam Thompson, and Jamie Lynn Spears.
However, his casting has sparked widespread criticism, with some even calling for a boycott of the show.
Many have also urged the hosts, who have presided over the show since its inception in 2002, to address the public’s outrage over the inclusion of Farage, 59.
While they have yet to respond, Farage has instead shared a video on social media in which the duo express their desire for him to participate.
Last year, the hosts had regular live video conversations with viewers to discuss what was going on on the show and to hear their thoughts on what they were viewing.
One of them includes a fan proposing that Farage be cast in the upcoming season.
Reading out the message they’d been sent, Dec said: ‘Dan says Nigel Farage.’
He then turned to his co-host, who replied: ‘Dan that is a very very good idea. Very good idea.’
Dec then said he would ‘like to see that’.
Re-sharing the video this week, Farage posted a side eye emoji, tagging the pair and writing: ‘Give the people what they want!’
Farage is apparently negotiating a £1.5 million payment for his appearance, following in the footsteps of British health secretary Matt Hancock.
Prior to arriving in camp, the former lawmaker stated that he believed’millions of people’ despised him and that he expected a ‘frosty’ reception from some of his campmates.
‘Given that millions despise me, I do anticipate people to vote for me to conduct trials!’ he remarked, reflecting on why he expected viewers would vote for him.
He went on to explain that he thought he’d been ‘a little bit demonised’ over the years, but that he hoped his presence on the reality show would warm him up a little.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! 2023 starts on November 19 on ITV1 and ITVX.