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I’m A Celeb viewers hit back at Nigel Farage after his comments to Sam Thompson in victory video

I’m A Celeb viewers hit back at Nigel Farage after his comments to Sam Thompson in victory video

The Made in Chelsea star was crowned King of the Jungle

Nigel Farage has been slammed for his comments to the King of the Jungle in a victory video.

Sam Thompson was crowned the winner of this year's series of I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out of Here! last night (10 December).

Following the Made in Chelsea star's win, the controversial politician shared a celebratory video with his campmate to X.

But part of the clip had fans up in arms:

Farage had made it all the way to third place on I'm A Celeb as Tony Bellew came second to Thompson.

But in the clip, the former UKIP leader says he 'knew on day two this bugger was going to win'.

He jokes he could have made 'retirement money' from betting on it and that he 'never had any doubt' Thompson would win over the public to be crowned King.

But when the reality star thanked Farage and gave him a hug, the GB News presenter said: "See, he hugs men, very, very odd."

Thompson then awkwardly laughed this off as the video ended.

Nigel Farage and Sam Thompson.
ITV

X users slammed Farage for his comments, writing: "Why is it odd for two men to hug? More proof (if ever it was needed) that Farage is rooted in 1953."

Another echoed: "Sam is a genuinely lovely human being. PS its not odd for men to hug."

As one said: "Hugging men is weird apparently…..wonder what he thinks of anything more than a hug!!"

With one simply putting: "Nowt wrong with a man hug."

But other Farage fans called him a 'legend' for the video and wrote: "True British attitude through and through.. fair sportsman and genuine gentleman Nigel, respect and congratulations to you both gentlemen.. well done!!"

Sam and Tony were the final two campmates.
ITV

Many of them put: "Well done to the both of you. Two great men. You did us all proud boys."

Others put 'well played', as they even reckon he 'should have won' the show.

The voting percentages from last night's I'm A Celeb final reveal how much Thompson won by.

In the first round of voting, Farage won 25.78 percent of the vote and ended up in third.

Bellew then picked up 30.87 percent, and Thompson came out on top with a whopping 43.35 percent.

In the second round for the crown, the Made In Chelsea star racked up 56.64 percent of the final vote, as his counterpart racked up 43.36 percent.

Thompson said about the show: “The little moments were the best moments, when Snake Rock camp came back and we had everyone back together, the vibe was so amazing and I don’t think I’ve ever been so happy.”

Featured Image Credit: @Nigel_Farage/X

Topics: ITV, Im A Celebrity, Nigel Farage, TV and Film, Celebrity