The official line-up for this year’s I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! has been announced, with everybody from Scarlett Moffatt to Larry Lamb taking part in the hit ITV reality show.
However, it has now been claimed that show bosses were desperate to get controversial politician, Nigel Farage, into the Aussie outback – offering to pay up to £1million for his time.
The former UKIP leader was apparently offered the huge sum by ITV but he opted out of taking part because he doesn’t want to ruin his political credibility.
We suppose eating bugs and animal testicles probably doesn’t help you look like a “serious politician”, does it?
Speaking to The Sun, a source claimed: “They got close to a million by the end, they hinted it could have gone even further.”
Nigel previously insisted that it wasn’t in his best interest to partake in the show, saying at the time: “I’ve always said that I’m open-minded about everything but I think going into the jungle would be a serious dereliction of duty.”
Despite this, Nigel is said to be keen to take part in Celebrity Big Brother, but he expects too much money from producers.
The insider added: “Farage is keen to appear on reality TV but he is asking for far too much money. He has been in talks with ‘Celebrity Big Brother’ but insisted he wanted £750,000 to take part.
“His demands were way out of this year’s budget. The highest paid contestant this year is Christopher Biggins but even he is earning less than half of that.
“Farage is definitely in the market for reality TV but he is being too greedy.”
We wonder if Farage and Channel 5 will reach a deal before the next series of CBB hits our screens in January?