I’m A Celebrity…Get Me Outta Here! The selection of former UKIP leader Nigel Farage as one of this year’s camping partners has sparked controversy.
Comedian Jason Manford is one of the many stars who have taken the decision, and is vowing to boycott the show again this year.
The 42-year-old star also chose not to watch the ITV series last year after former Health Secretary Matt Hancock, who won third place.
Jason took to X, the social media platform formerly known as Twitter, to express his disappointment at the broadcaster’s decision to include yet another divisive political figure this year.
Speaking to his 459,200 followers, Jason wrote: “Gutted to have missed another series of Im a Celeb!
“H** cock last year & F**** this year, it’s hard!” he said, putting the politicians’ names on stage so as not to draw more attention to them.
“It’s a shame there are other beautiful and charming contestants going in,” he said sadly. (sic)
Jason isn’t the only celebrity to complain about the casting decision, as actress Kathy Burke recently directed a vicious jibe at ITV bosses on X.
In light of her 551,900 followers, she wrote: “Quick, @itv there’s another hate c*** bait available.”
The tweet was probably referring to the decision to sack Nigel, as well as taking a shot at Suella Braverman, who was removed from her role as Home Secretary yesterday.
The bold move to bring Nigel to the jungle comes after Matt was on the show with plenty of anger last year, as many in the public believe he has a lot to answer for following the COVID-19 pandemic.
Other celebrities rumored to be joining this year’s I’m A Celeb line-up include Britney Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn Spears, First Dates star Fred Sirieix and This Morning’s Josie Gibson.
Express.co.uk previously contacted ITV representatives Nigel Farage and Suella Braverman for comment.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! starting on November 19 on ITV.
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