Why Nigel Farage is exempt from some Bushtucker Trials as viewers hit out at controversy
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I’m A Celeb is back for another year with all its drama, chaos and Bushtucker trials.
He joins the likes of Britney Spears’ sister Jamie Lynn, This Morning presenter Josie Gibson, JLS singer Marvin Humes and First Dates star, Fred Sirieix.
With Farage reportedly being paid a mega £1.5million to take part in the show, it’s now been revealed the former politician won’t have to take part in all of the Bushtucker trials.
From the gag-inducing eating trials to being buried with bugs, it's these trials that gets viewers involved with the show as they vote for celebs to take part.
Ahead of taking part in I’m A Celeb, Farage told The Sun that past injuries mean he won’t be able to take part in everything.
“Well, anything involving weightlifting, I'd be out because I've obviously had some quite serious physical injuries and neck reconstructions and goodness knows what else." the GB News presenter said.
"So they are fully aware that I'm a little bit damaged when it comes to bodily structure. But having said that, I can still do most things.”
He continued: “I doubt that any of the trials are actually going to kill me, although I don't think they'll all be a bag of fun.
"But hey look, I signed up for this. It's in for a penny in for a pound. So let's go."
A source also had told the Daily Mail that a back injury from a PR stunt gone wrong likely provides him with a medical exemption from some of the gruelling tasks.
They said: "It will be a miracle if you see Nigel jumping out of any aircraft."
While some of the stars skydived, Farage entered a camper van full of snakes and used his mouth to hunt for tokens to win food for camp.
The former Brexit party leader suffers from a number of chronic injuries that are likely to effect his ability to take part.
In his 20s, he survived cancer and was once ran over by a car.
And while campaigning for the General Election back in 2010, he was involved in a plane crash which left him with neck injuries.
But Farage reckons he’ll still be facing trials anyway, saying: “Given millions hate me, I do expect people will vote for me to do trials!”
ITV declined to comment when previously approached by LADbible.