I’m a Celeb 2023: Nigel Farage and Fred Sirieix butt heads over Brexit as politician eats camel’s udder

The return of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! is upon us.

The reality series has returned to screens last night, with the second episode of the 2023 season airing right now on ITV.

Viewers will get to know new crop of celebrities decamping to the Australian outback in the hopes of being crowned this year’s King or Queen of the Jungle.

All eyes will undoubtedly be on former Ukip and Brexit party MEP Nigel Farage who, following in the footsteps of disgraced politician Matt Hancock last year, is among the stars who have entered the jungle.

Farage is joined by This Morning’s Josie Gibson, Jamie Lynn Spears, and YouTuber Nella Rose. You can find the full line-up of 2023 campmates here.

It is no surprise that the politician-turned-GB News presenter was voted by the public to take part in the first disgusting eating trial of the series. Tonight, we will see just how much he will eat to win stars for camp...

In a preview clip of tonight’s episode, Farage and YouTuber Rose take part in the “Jungle Pizzeria” challenge. The politician is served a “Margar-teat-a” – a pizza topped with a camel udder, a sheep udder and the teat of cow served on a layer of creamy cheese.

Farage tucks into the pizza and remarks that the texture is “tough” as Rose, who is sitting across from him, squirms and shouts “Farage!”.

The politician-turned-GB News presenter previously said that he would not be able to take part in some of the bushtucker trials due to health problems resulting from a 2010 plane crash.

I’m a Celeb airs every night except Saturdays at 9pm on ITV1 and ITVX.

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Fred Sirieix confronts Nigel Farage over ‘shameful’ Brexit poster

23:00 , Ellie Muir

Episode two concludes...

22:30 , Ellie Muir

Well, there it is... Nella Rose will be facing the bushtucker trial again in tomorrow’s episode after a public vote...

The public have voted for the campmates to do the next trial tomorrow night...

22:28 , Ellie Muir

The public has decided that YouTube star Nella Rose will face the next bushtucker trial alone, meaning that she has been selected by the public twice in a row...

The challenge is called “No time to cry” and it seems as though it entails lots of crawling underground...

Buffalo tail is on the menu for dinner...

22:24 , Ellie Muir

It’s Fred Sirieix’s time to show us his cooking skills...

Voting is now closed!

22:15 , Ellie Muir

We will find out the results very soon...

I’m a Celebrity crew fear Jamie Lynn Spears could ‘quit jungle’ after telling Ant and Dec she ‘did the wrong show’

22:14 , Ellie Muir

Sam Thompson confesses he’s a huge JLS fan

22:03 , Ellie Muir

Former Made in Chelsea star Sam Thompson has finally found the courage to tell Marvin Humes that he’s a huge JLS fan and Humes teaches him the choreography from his boyband days.

Marvin Humes makes his first appearance in the episode and he’s singing...

22:00 , Ellie Muir

Those JLS days are coming in handy for Marvin Humes as he sings Mario’s “Let Me Love You” to Jamie Lynn Spears to cheer her up. Cute bonding moment.

Jamie Lynn Spears is feeling emotional

21:57 , Ellie Muir

The homesickness is kicking in for Jamie Lynn Spears.

“I’m just tired and I miss my kids,” she told the diary camera in a tearful moment.

The other campmates offered to run her a bath to make her feel better...

Nigel Farage eats four types of animal penis, including pig penis....

21:47 , Ellie Muir

‘This would not be the top of the list,” says Farage as he unflinchingly finishes off the pizza slice...

Surströmming – fermented sea herring – puts Nella Rose off her food

21:46 , Ellie Muir

Nella Rose has decided to give in when she was faced with fermented sea herring... Farage is still in the competition

Nigel Farage eats a mixture of different animal feet and Nella Rose has to eat pig’s anus

21:38 , Ellie Muir

It gets worse....

Nella Rose says ‘no one’s ever gonna marry me after this’ after she eats a cow’s anus...

21:38 , Ellie Muir

Nigel Farage says “Go on girl” as Nella Rose eats the disgusting dish that is a cow’s anus on pizza...

After finishing the slice, Rose says: “No one’s ever gonna marry me after this!”

Now for the “Marga-teat-a"

21:35 , Ellie Muir

The former Ukip leader, 59, has been served a “Margar-teat-a” – a pizza topped with a camel’s udder, a sheep’s udder and the teat of cow, served on a layer of cream cheese.

Farage asks hosts Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly if they prepared the meal themselves before tucking into the grisly concoction.

Nella Rose has to eat scorpions and mealworms... on pizza

21:34 , Ellie Muir

Nella Rose gags as she eats the first bite... Nigel Farage coaches her through it

It’s bushtucker time.... cue the udders...

21:26 , Ellie Muir

Welcome to the “Jungle Pizzeria”...

Nigel Farage gets political about Boris Johnson and buts heads with Fred Sirieix about Brexit

21:25 , Ellie Muir

It was only a matter of time before things got political at camp...

“What’s he like at a personal level?” asks Josie Gibson about the former Prime Minister Boris Johnson.

“Entertaining, surprisingly introverted,” said Farage.

“He’s one of the most disorganised human beings that ever lived... b***** chaos...shambles,” he said.

“What’s the benefit of Brexit?” Fred Sirieix jumps in, adding that he thought a level of “intolerance” was encouraged by the Brexit campaign.

“I thought it was shameful what you did Nigel,” said Fred, adding that the original UKIP campaign was “dehumanising” towards migrants.

Nigel defended his stance, suggesting that there are “benefits” to Brexit, before other campmates, including Grace Dent, escaped the heated conversation to wash up the dishes instead.

Jamie Lynn Spears says she and her sister ‘love each other’ despite fallouts and opens up about becoming a mother aged 16

21:18 , Ellie Muir

In a heart-to-heart moment with First Dates star Fred Sirieix, Jamie Lynn Spears opened up about her relationship with her sister Britney and their family.

“All we did growing up was sing and dance,” Lynn Spears said of her childhood, admitting that she and Britney still “love each other” despite difficulties in their relationship.

Opening up further, Lynn Spears spoke about giving birth to her daughter Maddie when she was aged 17.

“I got pregnant when I was young and the whole world was like ‘you’re a s***.’”

“I had to hide away for a long time,” she said, before explaining that she moved to Mississippi to get away from the press attention.

“When I first got pregnant, they didn’t want me to have a baby,” she said, breaking down into tears before clarifying that “they” meant “everyone around me”.

“When I got out, I told my parents I was gonna emancipate them,” she said of her relationship with her parents.

However, the Zoey 101 star said she’s proud of how far she has come.

“I’m proud of where I’m at right now,” she said. “I’m really thankful.”

Britney Spears is ‘working to feel more compassion’ for sister Jamie Lynn

Josie Gibson gets a fright when she accidentally sees Farage in the shower...

21:10 , Ellie Muir

Campmate bonding just went up a notch when This Morning host Josie Gibson caught a glimpse of Farage in the shower...

Nigel Farage does his morning workout with two logs...

21:07 , Ellie Muir

It’s bonding time between the celebs but politician Nigel Farage managed to fit in a workout using two wooden logs as weights...

Recap: What happened last night?

21:02 , Ellie Muir

After a series of breathtaking challenges on last night’s episode, the public voted for Nigel Farage to take part in the first disgusting food challenge of the series: the ominously titled “The Jungle Pizzeria”.

Joining the ex-politician will be YouTuber Nella Rose...

Why won't Nigel Farage be partaking in some Bushtucker trials?

20:46 , Ellie Muir

Every I’m a Celebrity winner and what they did next

20:15 , Ellie Muir

As the new series of I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! kicks off, you might be wondering what became of previous winners.

Among this year’s crop of celebrity contestants is former health secretary Matt Hancock, who was suspended as a Conservative MP as soon as his participation was announced.

Read more about this year’s contestants here.

Find out about previous winners and what they’re up to now, below:

Every I’m a Celebrity winner and what they did next

Meet the contestants in the ITV jungle tonight

20:00 , Ellie Muir

This year’s crop includes soap stars, TV presenters and a controversial former politician-turned-GB News host.

They’ll be hoping to follow in the footsteps of Lioness Jill Scott, who was crowned Queen of the Jungle in December 2022.

Check out the cast below:

Meet the I’m a Celebrity 2023 contestants

Watch as Jamie Lynn Spears struggles through I’m a Celebrity trial amid fears she will quit show

19:45 , Ellie Muir

Jamie Lynn Spears struggled through her first trial on I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here!

The actor, 32, who is the sister of pop star Britney Spears, completed a skydive and a critter-filled challenge - the “Temple of Doom” - alongside Marvin Humes and Nick Pickard before arriving in camp on Sunday’s opening episode (19 November).

Watch below:

Jamie Lynn Spears struggles through I’m a Celeb trial amid fears she will quit show

I’m a Celebrity 2023 review: Nigel Farage, the architect of contemporary British decline, enters the jungle

19:30 , Ellie Muir

Nigel Farage, architect of contemporary British decline, enters I’m a Celeb – review

Watch as Josie Gibson takes Brexit swipe at Nigel Farage as pair meet for first time

19:15 , Ellie Muir

This Morning presenter Josie Gibson didn’t waste any time making friends, when she took a Brexit swipe at Nigel Farage as they met for the first time on I’m A Celebrity.

Watch below:

Watch: I’m A Celeb’s Josie Gibson takes Brexit swipe at Nigel Farage

Watch back as Nigel Farage takes part in ‘horrible’ snake challenge

19:00 , Ellie Muir

Last night, Nigel Farage took part in his first I’m A Celebrity... challenge.

After revealing he had encountered a number of snakes in his political career, it was time for Farage to face some real reptiles.

Watch below:

Watch: I’m A Celebrity’s Nigel Farage takes part in ‘horrible’ snake challenge

Tonight: Nigel Farage tucks into cow’s teat as I’m A Celebrity loses 2m viewers on opening night

19:00 , Ellie Muir

Nigel Farage will tuck into a cow’s teat on the second episode of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! – hours after audience figures revealed the ITV reality show was down 2 million viewers compared to last year.

Farage eating a ‘Margar-teat-a’ (ITV)
Farage eating a ‘Margar-teat-a’ (ITV)

In scenes that will air on Monday night (20 November), the former Ukip and Brexit party leader, 59, is served a “Margar-teat-a” – a pizza topped with a camel’s udder, a sheep’s udder and the teat of cow, served on a layer of cream cheese.

Read more below:

Nigel Farage tucks into cow’s teat as I’m A Celebrity loses 2m viewers on launch

Does the winner get any prize money?

18:42 , Ellie Muir

With the series set to return, many viewers have been left wondering what the prize for winning the series is.

Unfortunately for the contestants, there is no cash prize for winning I’m a Celebrity.

Instead, they are simply named King or Queen of the Jungle (or King or Queen of the Castle, as was the case for the two years that the series decamped to Wales due to the pandemic).

Read more below:

I’m a Celebrity 2023 prize money: How much are contestants paid?

I’m a Celebrity launch loses two million viewers after ‘Nigel Farage boycott’

16:39 , Ellie Muir

I’m a Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! might be about to lose its crown as the most-watched show on TV, with the 2023 launch episode losing a huge number of viewers on last year.

The reality series is usually a ratings winner for ITV, pulling in an average of nine to 11 million viewers throughout each series.

However, the 2023 premiere, which saw a new crop of stars enter Australian jungle, had an audience peak of 7.8 million, and an average of just 7 million.

This was down from the peak of 10 million, and average of 9.1 million, who watched the launch episode in November 2022, and viewers are attributing the severe dip to the inclusion of controversial ex-politician Nigel Farage.

Jacob Stolworthy reports:

I’m a Celebrity launch loses millions of viewers after planned boycott

I’m a Celebrity fans threaten to boycott series over controversial contestant

22:51 , Ellie Muir

Since the controversial politician was officially confirmed as a contestant, many viewers have been expressing their outrage on social media.

Read more below:

I’m a Celebrity fans threaten to boycott series over controversial contestant

Who is doing the eating trial tonight?

09:00 , Annabel Nugent

It will come as little surprise to learn that the public has voted for Nigel Farage to do the first disgusting eating trial of the series tonight.

Ominously titled “Jungle Pizzeria”, it’s safe to say pepporoni and cheese will not be on the menu tonight.

Joining him in the challenge will be Nella Rose.

Nigel Farage and Nella Rose in episode one of ‘I’m a Celeb’ (ITV/Shutterstock)
Nigel Farage and Nella Rose in episode one of ‘I’m a Celeb’ (ITV/Shutterstock)

What time is I’m a Celeb on tonight?

08:00 , Annabel Nugent

The second episode of the 2023 series – which features the first eating trial of the season – will air on ITV and ITVX at 9pm tonight (Monday 20 November).

 (James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock)
(James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock)

07:00 , Annabel Nugent

Nigel Farage’s appearance on the programme has courted controversy, especially after last year’s line-up welcomed disgraced politician Matt Hancock.

It’s an unsettling sign of the times, writes Ellie Harrison.

I’m a Celebrity has become a dystopian rehab for disgraced politicians

Does the winner get any prize money?

06:00 , Annabel Nugent

Unfortunately for the contestants, there is no cash prize for winning I’m a Celebrity.

Instead, they are simply named King or Queen of the Jungle (or King or Queen of the Castle, as was the case for the two years that the series decamped to Wales due to the pandemic).

The stars are, however, paid a set fee to appear on the show. This amount varies from contestant to contestant – depending on how in-demand and famous they are.

Meet the campmates...

05:00 , Annabel Nugent

The new series launched on Sunday (19 November), with this year’s crop including soap stars, TV presenters and a controversial former politician-turned-GB News host.

Meet the I’m a Celebrity 2023 contestants

When is I’m a Celeb on?

04:00 , Annabel Nugent

The ITV reality series is broadcast every night on ITV and ITVX at 9pm – except for Saturdays.

 (ITV / Shutterstock)
(ITV / Shutterstock)

How long is an episode of I’m a Celeb?

03:00 , Annabel Nugent

Tonight’s episode was particuarly long, running for 105 minutes. Typical episodes, however, are expected to be 60-minutes long.

02:00 , Annabel Nugent

The contestants were put through the wringer, having to complete not one but two challenges in the first episode.

Here’s Nigel Farage and Nella Rose getting up close and personal with some slippery, slithery reptiles.

Fans boycott I’m a Celeb

01:00 , Annabel Nugent

While millions of viewers tuned in to the first episode of the 2023 season, many fans of the show are switching the telly off this year in protest of ex-politician Nigel Farage.

I’m a Celebrity fans threaten to boycott series over controversial contestant

ICYMI...

Sunday 19 November 2023 23:45 , Annabel Nugent

Jamie-Lynn Spears petrified as she skydives into camp (ITV/Shutterstock)
Jamie-Lynn Spears petrified as she skydives into camp (ITV/Shutterstock)

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:44 , Annabel Nugent

There you have it... the first episode of I’m a Celeb 2023 has come to an end – and what an eventful episode it was.

And to no one’s surprise...

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:43 , Annabel Nugent

The public has voted for Nigel Farage to take part in the first disgusting food challenge of the series: the ominously titled “The Jungle Pizzeria”.

Joining the ex-politician will be YouTuber Nella Rose.

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:40 , Annabel Nugent

Jamie-Lynn told campmates that with acting, she “loves to play someone people are meant to hate but they end up liking”.

Given the controversy surrounding her relationship with sister Britney Spears, it seems that perhaps Nigel Farage isn’t the only one seeking to rehabilitate their image on I’m A Celeb.

Britney Spears is ‘working to feel more compassion’ for sister Jamie Lynn

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:38 , Annabel Nugent

On the menu tonight... Kangaroo hind!

Luckily, Fred knows what to do: just add a little bit of water.

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:36 , Annabel Nugent

Like many teenagers in the Noughties, Danielle used to watch Jamie-Lynn in the Nickelodeon series Zoey 101 after school.

Now, they’re bunking together – small world!

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:33 , Annabel Nugent

Also, did anyone else catch that NSFW joke about JLS star Marvin?

“JLS – juicy little scrotum...” OK Ant and Dec.

Home sweet home!

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:29 , Annabel Nugent

Grace, Fred, Sam, and Danielle are the first to arrive at their new digs, which they seem strangely enthusiastic about. Not sure that will last long.

Yuck...

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:27 , Annabel Nugent

Who do you want to take part in the first gruesome food trial of the season? Vote now!

ICYMI

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:24 , Annabel Nugent

Nigel Farage sticks head in a box of snakes in first I’m A Celebrity challenge

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:23 , Annabel Nugent

Nick is clearly in it to win – creepy crawlies be damned.

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:21 , Annabel Nugent

Wait, Temple of Doom is apparently the first trial of the series? What do you call the skydiving? Or the hell holes? Or the brown sludge?

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:19 , Annabel Nugent

They did really throw those creepy crawlies on them at the last-minute, didn’t they?

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:16 , Annabel Nugent

Safe to say Jamie-Lynn is not a fan of green ants...

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:14 , Annabel Nugent

First skydiving, now Temple of Doom... they can’t catch a break, can they?

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:14 , Annabel Nugent

“It was just... very disgusting,” says Nella in what must be the understatement of the century.

The challenge had successful outcome, though, with the trio winning seven tokens for seven more minutes for their campmates.

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:12 , Annabel Nugent

That is some suspiciously grey sludge Nigel and Nella are wading through right now...

 (ITV/Shutterstock)
(ITV/Shutterstock)

That’s a nice way of looking at it!

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:06 , Annabel Nugent

“It was like living out my childhood dreams of being a fairy,” says Jamie-Lynn post-skydive.

That’s one way to arrive...

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:04 , Annabel Nugent

Jamie-Lynn, Marvin, and Nick are skydiving into camp – with Jamie-Lynn the first to go!

Here comes Jamie-Lynn...

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:02 , Annabel Nugent

Joining Nick and Marvin is Jamie-Lynn Spears – actor, singer and, of course, sister to Britney Spears.

Meet Nick Pickard

Sunday 19 November 2023 22:01 , Annabel Nugent

“I’m like a dustbin,” says soap royalty Nick Pickard, who is most apprehensive about the food situation at camp – namely the scarcity of it.

Next up...

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:59 , Annabel Nugent

... is self-confessed acrophobic Marvin Humes.

Marvin, 38, originally found fame as part of boyband JLS on The X Factor in 2008, with the group finishing in second place. After splitting in 2013, the band reformed in 2019 and have just completed a tour.

Josie Gibson makes Brexit jibe to Nigel Farage as he says he's dealt with many snakes

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:58 , Annabel Nugent

Full list of contestants...

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:55 , Annabel Nugent

ICYMI

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:53 , Annabel Nugent

“You smell great, by the way!” Even after completing death-defying challenge, Sam Thompson is full of compliments for Ant.

‘C’mon Sam, you can do it!'

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:50 , Annabel Nugent

Aw, Grace shouting out support for Sam. I’d barely be able to speak.

Anyone else haunted by this image?

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:49 , Annabel Nugent

Nigel Farage in ‘hell hole’ challenge in episode one (Shutterstock)
Nigel Farage in ‘hell hole’ challenge in episode one (Shutterstock)

Anyone else’s palms sweaty just watching this?

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:44 , Annabel Nugent

Danielle and Fred are smashing it!

 (James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock)
(James Gourley/ITV/Shutterstock)

Snakes or heights?

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:42 , Annabel Nugent

What would you rather? Watching this, it’s a tough choice.

No sign yet of these campmates...

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:40 , Annabel Nugent

Still to come are Jamie-Lynn Spears, Marvin Humes, and Nick Pickard.

Don’t look down!

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:37 , Annabel Nugent

Grace Dent, Danielle Harold, Sam Thompson, and Fred Sirieix take on their first sky-high challenge. Those with a fear of heights – look away now!

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:34 , Annabel Nugent

Three tokens for Nigel Farage! Three tokens for Josie Gibson! And... zero for Nella.

Snakes!

Sunday 19 November 2023 21:32 , Annabel Nugent

“Oh they’re horrible, aren’t they?” Nigel Farage appears utterly unimpressed by the several snakes he is facing in this first challenge, which bodes well for future bushtucker trials.

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