ITV I’m A Celebrity viewers threaten boycott show as Nigel Farage sparks fury

Fans of I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! aren't impressed by the rumoured line-up of Nigel Farage, a former right-wing politician to enter this year's jungle.

The supposed line-up for this year's I'm A Celebrity has been leaked and Nigel has openly discussed being approached by ITV bosses to appear on the show. However, his possible appearance has caused quite a stir among the programme's fans.

During a recent appearance on his GB News show, Nigel fuelled the rumours by saying: "I've thought about [the offer] hard, for the last 10 days or so. It's quite a big decision and quite an unconventional thing for me to do.

"There is a big, young audience out there who don't really have anyone that speaks to them, it seems to me, about current affairs and politics in Britain. That's what tempts me, but I haven't signed a contract… yet. I have an existing Australian visa so if I chose to go there on holiday I could without too much difficulty."

The hit ITV show, presented by Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly, is set to hit screens on November 19 and while so much could change between now and then, the line-up being leaked has appeared to genuinely upset a significant number of people.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one fumed: "#ImAceleb has got it wrong this year recruiting you. Many of us will be switching off. You don't need £1m."

A second asked: "Do advertisers really want their brand to be forever associated with Farage? Boycott."

While a third added: "Yes it is insulting @ITV. It is a boycott from me. Hope #ImAceleb is boycotted in droves!"

"No I'm A Celebrity in this house for us this year if Farage is going to be on it. #ImAceleb", commented another.

One unhappy viewer complained and said: "Another year of not watching #imaceleb because @ITV can not read the room and want headlines over the majority of public feelings. I hope you all including @antanddec are proud of yourselves for turning a much-loved show that bought some much-needed entertainment into a farce!"

"Disappointing lineup this year #ImAceleb," one quipped.

Despite the mixed reactions, some fans are excited about the rumoured line-up. One fan shared their excitement on X: "I'm actually looking forward to #ImAceleb."

I'm A Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! will return on Sunday, 19 November at 9pm on ITV.

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