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Nigel Farage is reportedly getting paid a record-breaking fee for I'm A Celebrity - so how much was his fee?
Nigel Farage, 59, has reportedly become the highest paid I'm A Celebrity contestant of all time after he agreed to enter the jungle in 2023.
Amongst a cast with huge net worths and careers including Tony Bellew, Marvin Humes and Jamie-Lynn Spears, it was the UKIP and Brexit party leader who is said to have been paid the biggest fee for this year and in I'm a Celebrity history.
And while producers thought he would be a star worth paying for, so far he's had a pretty quiet time in the jungle, taking on a minimal number of trials, including an eating and drinking one, and getting on with his new daily routine.
So how much exactly was Nigel Farage paid to go into the jungle?
According to The Sun, it has been reported Nigel will be paid a whopping £1.5million to appear on the show.
If these reports are true, this will make him the highest-paid I'm A Celebrity star of all time, ahead of Noel Edmonds who was reportedly paid £600,000 in 2018.
A TV insider told the publication: “Nigel has been at the top of the wish-list for I’m A Celeb bosses for years. They’ve offered him a huge fee as they know he’ll drive up viewing figures. Ant and Dec will love this signing.
“Nigel’s the ultimate Marmite character after his time on the Brexit frontline and won’t hold back in camp discussions.”
It has also been reported by the Mail Online that alongside his huge fee, Nigel was also allowed to fly out to Australia on a Business Class with Singapore Airlines - reportedly costing on average £9,000.
Nigel, who is a smoker, is also said to have made an arrangement with ITV bosses over his cigarette consumption.
It has been reported that they have promised him that his habit of smoking at least ten cigarettes each day can continue, but that it will have to happen off-camera.
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According to reports, Nigel may also be given special permission to skip certain Busktucker Trials due to the injuries sustained to his spine following a plane crash back in 2010.
Arriving at Brisbane Airport this week, Nigel told the press: "I can't confirm I am doing it [I'm a Celeb] but I might be.
"I just think there is a big young audience out there that watches the programme which are worth talking to.
"I have been messing about on TikTok for the last few months and you would be surprised a lot of young people out there are interested in what I have got to say."