Nigel Farage says NO to Celebrity Big Brother line up... for now

Nigel Farage

Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage has revealed he's turned down an offer from Celebrity Big Brother.

But he hinted it could still happen soon, saying he had only said no "for the minute.

"I've had a few conversations," the politician told ITV's Loose Women this week.

At first, he refused to go into details, saying: "I don't reveal private conversations."

However after being pushed on rumours about an appearance on CBB, Farage responded: "I've spoken to them but I've declined for now."

He added: "For the minute, that's not what I really want to do. With the little bit of time I've got, I want to work out what I want to do."

While Farage says he's declined an offer from CBB producers, earlier this year it was claimed they had in fact said no to him in a disagreement over money.

The Sun newspaper reported that bosses had rejected demands for a £750,000 fee, although I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here were said to have offered up to £500,000.

“Farage is keen to appear on reality TV but he is asking for far too much money," a source told The Sun at the time. “He has been in talks with CBB but insisted he wanted £750,000 to take part."

Celebrity Big Brother returns to Channel 5 for a brand new series in January.

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