Nigel Farage says "no way" to I'm A Celebrity's £250,000 offer

Nigel Farage

Nigel Farage has turned down an offer to appear on I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here.

It was reported previously that the politican had been offered £250,000 to appear in the I'm A Celebrity jungle this autumn.

Following his standing down as leader of UKIP after Brexit, Farage was apparently on ITV's wish list of celebs for this year's jungle series.

According to the Daily Mirror newspaper the channel was in fact "desperate" to sign him up.

A source told the tabloid: “It would be TV gold to see Farage chomping on kangaroo anus or a turkey testicle in a Bushtucker Trial.”

They added: “This year, everyone is talking about Brexit, so producers are desperate to snare one of the biggest names from the Leave campaign for the jungle to make it the most talked about series yet."

However Farage's now told Sky News (via Digital Spy) that there's "no way" he'll be taking part in the show.

Farage wouldn't have been the first politician to join the jungle: Other names from past series have included Edwina Currie, Lembit Opik and Neil Hamilton.

But it seems it's just not happening - at least not yet, anyway.

I'm A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here airs later this year on ITV.

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