Nigel Farage to appear in I'm A Celebrity?
- Bang Showbiz
- 28 July 2016
Nigel Farage is in talks to appear in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!' but he is demanding too much for his appearance fee
Nigel Farage is in talks to appear in 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'.
The former UKIP leader is keen to take part in the ITV reality show but is said to be holding out for a £750,000 appearance fee, which bosses are unlikely to pay.
A source told The Sun newspaper: "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.
"The BBC won't touch him for 'Strictly Come Dancing' as he is too much of a political hot potato, so he is setting his sights on 'I'm A Celeb' instead.
However, until he gets a reality check on money he has no chance."
Farage's spokesman said of the reality TV rumours: "Nigel has been offered a series of ridiculous offers by all sorts of programmes and people.
"And to those that are ridiculous he responds in kind. Rather charming that a program desperate for publicity wants to do so on his reputation. The price of success I suppose."
Farage - who helped lead the recent Brexit campaign - previously said he would like to take part in an EU Committee version of 'Big Brother'
He revealed: "Now that would be very tempting. I would like to torture them, mentally, slowly, for all the bad things they've done."