I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! returned to ITV on Sunday night, with a slew of familiar faces returning to the jungle camp.
Ant and Dec slammed GB News, there are reports that Jamie-Lynn Spears is considering leaving, and TV watching ratings have dropped.
Away from camp, former I’m A Celeb winner Tony Blackburn sparked outrage on social media by cuddling up to controversial campmate Nigel Farage.
The 80-year-old DJ and singer was the inaugural champion of the reality show in 2002, when there were just eight campmates spending two weeks in Australia.
People were upset last night when Blackburn came away impressed with the controversial former UKIP leader.
‘I really enjoyed the first night of I’m A Celebrity last night. Ant and Dec were on form as always,’ he began, praising the long-term hosts of the jungle show.
‘I loved Nick Pickard and Sam Thompson, Nigel Farage came over very well, [but] I found Nella Rose rather loud and over the top,’ he added, annoying many.
He garnered the ire of his fans almost immediately after applauding the man who had declared he felt ‘uncomfortable’ hearing different languages while in London.
‘Yes, Tony. And Oswald Moseley would have been real fun on Big Brother,’ one said, while another commented: ‘Don’t let Farage fool you Tony.’
Over 20 years ago, Blackburn defeated Tara Palmer-Tomkinson, Uri Geller, and Nell McAndrew to become King of the Jungle.
He arrived in the jungle as one of the most well-known figures in twentieth-century British radio and television, having become the first DJ to broadcast on Radio 1 in 1967.
However, another unhappy user responded to his praise with criticism: ‘Three weeks of this rubbish. Even if I wanted to watch it I wouldn’t with Farage on it.’
Farage, 59, has received widespread criticism from politicians across the political spectrum over the years, and he is often regarded with defining and driving the Brexit vote.
In October 2014, the guy who has failed in all seven efforts to become a Member of Parliament asked for HIV-positive migrants to be barred entrance to the UK.
During the same year, he said that women who are breastfeeding in public should’sit in the corner’ and that moms are ‘worth less’ to employers.
Farage’s appearance on the programme, after apparently being offered £1.5 million to join the jungle, has coincided with the show’s lowest ratings in three years.
The first episode of the 23rd series drew a high viewership of 7.8 million viewers, down 1.3 million from last year’s spectacular debut.
Watch I’m A Celebrity on ITV at 9pm.
Source My Celebrity Life.