Nigel Farage's army of fans are irate today after he was immediately the butt of a series of Brexit-related jokes on the first night of I'm A Celebrity. ITV viewers have also laid into Ant and Dec after they gleefully made a 'far right' joke within minutes of Sunday's show starting.
One critic said: 'So after ten minutes.. two Brexit insults, Ant & Dec saying GB News only has two viewers, Nigel’s driving was veering "too far to the right". NO insults for other contestants? He was invited by a far left show to ridicule him… sad *****!'
Some believe he is on the show as a 'trap' in the hope he will say something controversial and be canceled.
The gags at his expense - also viewed as digs at Britons who voted for Brexit - began as soon as Farage, 59, was dropped off in the outback where he met This Morning’s Josie Gibson, 38, who made a quip about Brexit just moments later.
Farage said: ‘Oh, didn’t take long did it? Didn’t take long. I had a feeling we’d get a bit of that,’ to which Ms Gibson insisted that she was ‘only joking.'
Minutes later Farage had to drive a 4x4 with Josie and TikTok star Nella Rose. Ant and Dec didn't miss a beat - saying: 'Is it me, or did he veer just a bit too far to the right?'
And shortly after that, Ant & Dec took a swipe at rival channel GB News, which Nigel Farage is taking a break from to appear in the jungle.
Some viewers were unhappy with the jokes - and Ant and Dec.
Last night Farage, Gibson, and Rose were given their first challenge to earn time for the other batch of celebrities to win their challenges, which would, in turn, earn them all meals for the camp.
Wearing a smart pink linen shirt and beige trousers, the former politician and Ms. Rose had to poke their heads through ‘hell holes’ filled with snakes to retrieve tokens, using their tongues to move them along a metal wire.
While Ms. Rose failed to get any of the tokens, Farage got all three of his, as did Ms. Gibson, who had to submerge her head in a barrel.
But Farage, who is exempt from some trials due to injuries he sustained during a near-fatal 2010 plane crash, had more to overcome before he could even enter the camp.
He and Ms. Rose had to then sit in the back of a burnt-out truck, filled with gunge and creepy crawlies, while searching for tokens tied onto a rope.
Ms. Rose managed to get all three of her tokens while Farage and Ms. Gibson got two each, earning seven minutes for their fellow celebrities to complete their trials.
And once finally in the camp, Farage was seen chatting with food critic Grace Dent - who it emerged had previously joked about his plane crash.