Nigel Farage 'will be allowed to avoid some Bushtucker trials'

Nigel Farage will reportedly be allowed to smoke during his stint on 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage will receive special permission to avoid certain Bushtucker trials on 'I'm a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!'.

The 59-year-old politician is set to star on the upcoming series of the ITV show - but Nigel won't be eligible for certain trials because of a spinal injury that he suffered in a plane crash back in 2010.

A source told the Daily Mail newspaper: "It will be a miracle if you see Nigel jumping out of any aircraft."

Nigel has also been told that he'll be allowed to smoke during his time in the jungle. However, he won't be filmed with a cigarette in his hand.

The insider added: "He will have to stick to behind the scenes. It is a huge relief to Nigel, who absolutely loves his fags."

Nigel will reportedly be paid as much as £1.5 million for appearing on the show.

Despite this, ITV bosses are convinced that it'll prove to be good value for money.

A source close to Nigel explained: "ITV needs him more than he needs them.

"His TikTok has taken off in quite a big way and his social media presence on platforms that appeal to a younger audience has exponentially expanded.

"One of ITV's biggest priorities is to capture the younger viewers – so Nigel will be a huge driver for that."

Meanwhile, Nigel recently explained that he wants to connect with a younger audience through 'I'm a Celebrity'.

During an appearance on GB News, he shared: "You've got about 10 million young people who watch that programme.

"These are people who don't really watch the news or read newspapers, but they still care about the country they live in and their futures."

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