Nigel Farage is up for joining Celebrity Big Brother now he's quit UKIP

UKIP Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage has said he's up for joining Celebrity Big Brother after standing down as leader of UKIP.

Bookies Paddy Power have quoted odds of 10/1 that he'll end up as a housemate on the Channel 5 series in the future.

And speaking about the rumours, Nigel Farage teased: “I’m well known for saying what I think and for not holding back on my opinions.

“So I think if I got into one of those situations it could be tricky.”

He went on to say that a 'politician special' Celebrity Big Brother would be "very tempting", especially if it involved members of the EU.

"I would like to torture them, mentally, slowly, for all the bad things they’ve done," Farage told the Daily Star newspaper.

The backer of Brexit continued: “I’ve had no offers yet but you never know.

“I’m hoping there could be a brand new programme called Strictly Come Drinking. I’d be very good at that one.”

While Nigel Farage seems to be an unlikely contender to take part in Celebrity Big Brother, for this year at least, the show has had a number of politicians on in the past.

They include Farage's fellow former UKIP member Winston McKenzie, who appeared in the house in January, and of course George Galloway.

The new series of CBB begins on Channel 5 later this summer.

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