Nigel Farage finishes third in I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! | Nigel Farage #Nigel #Farage #finishes #Celebrity #Nigel #Farage

Nigel Farage has finished third in the reality TV show I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here!.

The rightwing politician and commentator reached the final three of the long-running ITV series, in which celebrities subject themselves to trials such as eating kangaroo testicles.

Farage, who received a £1.5m fee for his appearance on the show, made Sunday night’s final alongside Sam Thompson and Tony Bellew.

The former Ukip leader, who has failed to be elected to parliament despite standing on seven occasions, had used his airtime to speculate over a return to the Conservatives in “never say never” comments to a fellow contestant in the Australian bush.

In the final episode he joked: “I’m now a remainer – a camp remainer that is. I’m absolutely thrilled to be one of the last three.”

For his final bushtucker trial, Farage was locked in a metal box with filled with snakes.

This year’s series was plagued by headlines about falling viewing figures – just 7 million tuned in for the opening episode, down 2.1 million on the previous year. The show’s presenters, Ant and Dec, called for the reality programme to take a break from having politicians as contestants.

Asked whether Rishi Sunak would be a potential future campmate, Dec said: “I think we do a year without any politicians.”

“Agreed, agreed, agreed,” Ant responded.

Meanwhile, the BBC presenter Chris Packham published a letter to the pair – real names Anthony McPartlin and Declan Donnelly – accusing the show of exploiting animals.

In the post on X, formerly Twitter, he stated that this was not the first time he had tried to engage with the show’s presenters about animal welfare standards on the reality show, but that his previous “polite, reasonable and constructive” attempts were ignored so “this time I’ll be a little more frank and forthright”.

“I’m a Celebrity … Get Me Out of Here! remains a grotesque blot on the reputations of both yourselves and ITV,” wrote Packham.

“Its continued exploitation of animals for entertainment is an anachronistic embarrassment and betrays a dangerous disconnect between a world increasingly concerned with an environmental crisis, and a reckless … part of the media which doesn’t appear to give a shit.”

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