Nigel Farage desires to point out individuals he’s ‘not nasty’ as he joins I’m A Celeb

Nigel Farage stated he has been “demonised” through the years and desires to point out individuals he isn’t “mean-spirited, small-minded, nasty” because it was confirmed he’ll enter the jungle for I’m A Celeb… Get Me Out Of Right here.

The previous Ukip and Brexit Celebration chief, 59, shall be joined by Britney Spears’ sister, the actress Jamie Lynn Spears, This Morning presenter Josie Gibson and singer Marvin Humes on the ITV present.

Different well-known faces within the line-up are First Dates star Fred Sirieix, actuality star Sam Thompson, YouTuber Nella Rose, meals critic Grace Dent, EastEnders actress Danielle Harold and Hollyoaks star Nick Pickard.

Farage follows within the footsteps of former well being secretary Matt Hancock, who was voted to finish quite a few bushtucker trials earlier than he made it to the ultimate of the present final yr.

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The GB Information host stated he thinks he’ll face the identical destiny, saying: “Given tens of millions hate me, I do anticipate individuals will vote for me to do trials.

“My crime was to face in opposition to an institution view and I used to be for a few years the lone voice saying Europe wasn’t the place we needs to be, so I’ve been a little bit bit demonised.

“I’m hoping those that hate me would possibly hate me a little bit bit much less afterwards. Nevertheless it’s a big gamble.

“And the concept one way or the other the issues I symbolize – mean-spirited, small-minded, nasty, the ‘little Englander’ – all these accusations which were flung at me through the years simply aren’t true. If we will dispel a few of these misconceptions, then that shall be a superb factor too.”

He added: “What shall be attention-grabbing is the notion the opposite campers can have of me.

“They are going to go in with their preconceived concepts and it is perhaps a little bit bit frosty – we are going to simply need to see.

“I can’t faux to be anybody aside from who I’m, I by no means have. However I survived for 20 years within the European Parliament with all kinds of individuals making an attempt to journey me up so I’m used to that!”

Farage was on the centre of a debanking scandal in June, when he revealed the financial institution Coutts, which is owned by NatWest, was planning to shut his account.

He claimed it was as a consequence of his political beliefs and the saga culminated within the resignation of chief government Dame Alison Rose.

Explaining why he needed to participate within the ITV present, he stated: “I need to take a look at myself. Enterprise, politics, media, I’ve completed so many alternative jobs and customarily I’ve been fairly profitable. However I’ve by no means been examined in fairly this fashion.

“It’s such a psychological take a look at and perhaps I’ll uncover who I actually am.

“I understood why Matt Hancock did it. He went in there along with his repute on the ground. The reality is after the banking subject I raised a number of months in the past, I used to be standing up for one million individuals who had misplaced their financial institution accounts, then successful on the Tric awards, I’m going in at a unique stage of my profession.”

He added he doesn’t anticipate politicians to have a good time his look within the jungle, saying: “They are going to be principally in opposition to it.

“However most individuals in politics are disconnected from the nation and the
actual world.”

I’m A Celeb.. Get Me Out Of Right here begins on ITV and ITVX on Monday November 19 at 9pm.

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