I'm A Celebrity 2023: Josie Gibson greets Nigel Farage with hilarious Brexit joke

Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly reunite to host the ITV jungle show

I'm A Celebrity's Nigel Farage doing the first challenge (ITV/Shutterstock)
I'm A Celebrity's Nigel Farage doing the first challenge (ITV/Shutterstock) (ITV/Shutterstock)

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here has got underway as the famous faces have touched down in Australia for the show.

Off to a tough start, Nigel Farage was left stranded in the Australian outback alongside fellow stars Josie Gibson and Nella Rose. It was scorching hot and all they could see was the red desert surrounding them.

Minutes after meeting, Gibson couldn't resist making a cheeky joke when she met Nigel Farage.

Farage said: "It wasn't gonna be easy." To which Gibson responded: "It can't be any worse than Brexit."

Clearly amused, a laughing Farage said: "Didn't take long did it? Didn't take long. I had a feeling we'd get a bit of that!"

Social media went wild over the moment - with one fan writing: "His first encounter with Josie was hilarious. She told him being in the outback was worse than Brexit."

"Josie - my winner already - to Farage, 'can't be worse than Brexit' IMMEDIATELY."

"Josie saying 'Can't be worse than Brexit' to Farage moments after meeting him is absolute icon behaviour."

"Josie to Nigel Farage... killing it Jose!"

Farage has been an unpopular signing but how will the rest of camp get along with him? Already Farage has sparked a hilarious reaction from his campmate Sam Thompson.

But Ant McPartlin and Dec Donnelly were getting the jokes in early as they introduced the line up.

Donnelly said: "Now Nigel is not just known for his controversial political career, he's got his own show on GB News...

"We would like to apologise to all of the GB News viewers."

The cheeky presenters joked "sorry Keith, sorry Linda", implying only a few viewers would be missing Farage during his jungle stint.

Find out how the galaxy of stars get on in this year's I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here below...

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    Josie Gibson looking for love

    Never forget Katie Price and Peter Andre found love with each other in the jungle, even if it didn't last forever on the outside world.

    This Morning presenter Josie Gibson admitted she was very much on the lookout for love.

    She was quick to ask Fred Sirieix whether he was behind the matchmaking process on his show First Dates.

    While Sirieix doesn't pair people up in real life, he was willing to give it a shot for Gibson. A very cheeky Sirieix kept shouting to the camp: "Is anybody single?"

    Gibson was left very red-faced as she insisted: "I'm not desperate!"

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    Stars react to Nigel Farage

    Nigel Farage sparked a reaction in camp

    Arguably the show's most controversial signing, Nigel Farage sparked a hilarious reaction in the camp.

    Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson gave Farage a hug when the politician arrived in camp late alongside Josie Gibson and Nella Rose.

    In a piece to camera, Thompson made a cheeky observation about Farage's trousers.

    He jested: "Nigel, you know when someone has got their trousers hitched up real high. I'm like, yep! Fair play mate."

    Farage revealed he was excited for his jungle journey to get started.

    "Stunning," he said of the camp. "It's a camping adventure."

    Elsewhere, Jamie Lynn Spears admitted she didn't recognise Farage when in discussion with Josie Gibson.

    Gibson explained he was an "ex politician".

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    Celebs win all six stars in first Bushtucker trial

    Nick Pickard was covered in huge spiders in the first Bushtucker trial of the series (ITV/Shutterstock)

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    Temple of Doom saw Jamie Lynn Spears, Nick Pickard and Marvin Humes trapped inside boxes with creepy crawlies.

    They were led down in transparent boxes where insects were then poured on them.

    The little sister of pop star Britney Spears looked absolutely horrified as green ants were dumped on her.

    A star was dangled in front of Nick Pickard's mouth while he was covered in spiders and other creepy crawlies. He didn't lose heart as he found it difficult to get the star into his mouth.

    "This is vile," he spat during the trial.

    Then Spears and Humes had to work out the word that was in their box.

    After the trial, Ant and Dec teased the star for struggling to get the star in his mouth. Pickard said: "It kept bouncing out. Everything was steaming up."

    Spears praised him, saying: "He's such a stud for doing that."

    Ant and Dec also grilled Spears over whether she had any regrets about signing up to the show after she revealed her terror.

    She responded: "No I'm in it now!"

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    Marvin Humes conquers his fears in skydive

    Marvin Humes is starring on I'm A Celebrity (ITV)

    Marvin Humes overcome his fear of heights as he braved his fear of heights while completing the skydive.

    Previously, he admitted he had backed out of doing a skydive with his JLS bandmates. His wife Rochelle Humes couldn't believe he was doing the show and even thought he was pranking her.

    Humes admitted he never wanted to do the skydive but he was pleased to have done it.

    "It makes you feel alive." He said. "Unbelievable... To conquer that fear of heights, amazing."

    The star was joined by Jamie Lynn Spears and Nick Pickard who also completed skydives.

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    Fred Sirieix jokes his 'crown jewels' are 'squashed'

    Fred Sirieix joked his "crown jewels" had been "squashed" after completing the skyscraper challenge.

    The First Dates star was successful in getting a star alongside his co-star Danielle Harold.

    As he climbed back onto the platform where the other celebrities were waiting for them, a cheeky Dec Donnelly said: "Hold onto the crown jewels."

    But Sirieix jested it was too late. "It is no more, it has been squashed," he said.

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    Fred Sirieix looks unrecognisable

    Fred Sirieix debuted his new look in the jungle (ITV)

    Grace Dent, Sam Thompson, Fred Sirieix and Danielle Harold must battle the heights with a sky-scraper challenge but as the stars braced themselves, viewers at home were distracted by Sirieix's new looks.

    First Dates star Sirieix looked unrecognisable with a different hairstyle as he arrived to face the first challenge.

    Among the sea of comments, one wrote: "Is Fred wearing a wig? #ImACeleb or had a hair transplant looks different."

    "I can’t believe Fred Siriex has dyed his hair. Used to be an icon for us premature greyers."

    "What the actual has happened to Fred’s hair #ImACeleb."

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    Nella Rose struggles to get tokens

    Nella Rose found the task difficult (ITV)

    There were plenty of screams from influencer Rose when she stuck her head into the box with snakes.

    Nigel Farage and Josie Gibson had to move the circles using only their tongue. When Rose revealed she was struggling, Farage tried to give her some advice, "Use different angles."

    But Rose didn't manage to get any tokens.

    Meanwhile, Gibson was dunking her head into a barrel of slime.

    Farage and Gibson both got three tokens, getting the team six minutes.

    "Josie you look gorgeous," Nella said.

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I'm A Celebrity winning odds

I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here returns on 19 November (ITV)
I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here started on 19 November (ITV) (ITV)

Online bookmakers BetVictor has shared the odds on who is most likely to win I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here this year.

  • Josie Gibson – 11/4

  • Sam Thompson – 7/2

  • Fred Sirieix – 9/2

  • Nigel Farage – 6/1

  • Frankie Dettori – 13/2

  • Marvin Humes – 10/1

  • Danielle Harold – 12/1

  • Tony Bellew – 14/1

  • Nella Rose – 25/1

  • Grace Dent – 25/1

  • Nick Pickard – 25/1

  • Jamie-Lynn Spears – 35/1

I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! started on ITV at 9pm on Sunday, 19 November.

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