Who is Nigel Farage? A quick guide to I'm a Celeb contestant

Nigel Farage

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Nigel Farage is currently residing in the Australian forest and refers to himself as both a heroic figure to some and a detested antagonist to millions. If you're not very familiar with this individual, who serves as a GB News presenter and self-proclaimed pantomime villain on I'm a Celebrity, we'll provide you with more details.

Ex-banker Turned Entrepreneur

Mr Farage, who is currently 59 years of age, hails from Kent and began his career in London's financial hub, commonly referred to as the City, upon graduating from Dulwich College in 1982. He was one of the first members of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), which championed the cause of Britain exiting the European Union, back in 1993. The politician is a father of four, having two sons from a previous marriage and two daughters with his current partner, Kirsten Mehr, whom he met in 1996 and is believed to be of German nationality.

Leader Of Party, Never An MP

Josie Gibson, a fellow camper in the jungle, informed Jamie Lynn Spears that Nigel Farage was a Member of Parliament in Britain. However, this information is incorrect. Farage was the leader of UKIP and attempted to be elected several times, but without success. Nevertheless, he was elected to the European Parliament in 1999 and served there until 2020. Interestingly, Farage avoided a near-death experience during the 2010 UK general election when he survived a plane crash and was hospitalized for two days.

"Influential Role In Politics & Brexit."

Mr Farage made a name for himself by opposing the European Union, which became the cornerstone of his political career. In the 2016 Brexit referendum, he passionately advocated for the UK to leave the EU and was widely criticised for his hardline stance on immigration. His advertising campaign depicting a long queue of asylum seekers with "Breaking Point" emblazoned across it came under particularly harsh scrutiny. Many believe that he played a significant role in drawing attention to immigration as a key issue in the run-up to the Brexit vote. Farage has also lent his support to conservative politicians in other parts of the world, including former US President Donald Trump.

Controversial Views Abound

People have strongly disapproved of Mr. Farage's thoughts on various aspects like immigration, climate change, and treating HIV. He has always denied the allegations of being racist in his political career, even when the Archbishop of Canterbury condemned him. Mr. Farage's followers have highlighted that he raises his voice against the opinions of the British Conservative and Labour parties on specific topics, and that he represents the concerns of working-class individuals and people who are discontented.

GB News Presenter: Meet Him Now!

After declaring his departure from political roles in 2021, Mr. Farage has been presenting on programmes featured on the GB News network. His audience watched as he criticized the very prestigious Coutts Bank, as its documents showed that the bank had shut down his account because of his political beliefs. Recently, the BBC also had to admit their mistake in reporting - when provided information by the bank's chief - that Mr. Farage didn't have enough money to sustain his account. He has also made guest appearances on Fox News in the United States of America, besides hosting a programme on the UK’s radio channel LBC from 2017 to 2020.

Controversy Surrounds His I'm A Celebrity Appearance

The news that Mr. Farage will be receiving £1.5m to participate in ITV's jungle program has sparked outrage among many. The hashtag BoycottImaCeleb was trending on social media before and during the first episode. As a result, there were two million fewer viewers for the show's opening this year, compared to the previous year. Furthermore, ITV2's well-known reality show, Love Island, which aired during the summer and did not include Mr. Farage, has also suffered a decline in viewership, losing 1m viewers compared to the previous year.

No Exemption For Him From Bushtucker Trials

In a recent interview with The Sun, Mr. Farage shared that he would not be able to participate in some of the I'm a Celeb challenges due to health reasons. He cited the injuries sustained from his plane crash and subsequent surgeries as the reason. Specifically, he mentioned that he will not be able to handle anything that involves lifting weights. However, he was not excused from the first Jungle Pizzeria eating task and was selected alongside influencer Nella Rose to partake in it.

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