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Ant and Dec call for new I'm a Celebrity series to go 'without any politicians'

Matt Hancock and Nigel Farage are some of the controversial politicians to have entered the ITV I'm a Celeb jungle. <i>(Image: ITV/PA)</i>
Matt Hancock and Nigel Farage are some of the controversial politicians to have entered the ITV I'm a Celeb jungle. (Image: ITV/PA)

ITV presenting duo Ant and Dec have called for 'no politicians' in the next season of I'm a Celebrity amid the recent outcry around the inclusion of Nigel Farage in the 2023 series.

This call came during a live Instagram chat with fans in which a viewer joked that Prime Minister Rishi Sunak should enter the jungle next year.

Joking, Ant said: "See you next year" in an apparent nod to predictions that Mr Sunak will lose the next General Election in 2024.

Ant and Dec call for next I'm a Celeb series to go 'without any politicians'

However, taking a more serious tone, Dec said: "I think we should do a year without any politicians," to which Ant replied: "Agreed! Agreed."

Dec added: "Let's put that motion through shall we?"

Former UKIP leader and MEP Nigel Farage's inclusion on I'm a Celebrity has left many fans of the ITV show angered with many vowing to not watch the current season.

This appears to have affected the programme's viewing figures with these down around two million from last year, according to reports.

Nigel Farage isn't the only controversial political figure to have entered the jungle with former Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who also appeared in this year's SAS: Who Dares Wins, joining the show.

Matt Hancock came third place in 2022 behind footballer Jill Scott and Hollyoaks star Owen Warner.

Nigel Farage has recently discussed his views on the House of Lords, as well as the apparent outdatedness and corruption within the whole peerage system in the UK.

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here continues on ITV1 and ITVX each night.