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Is Nigel Farage going to be a contestant on 'I'm A Celebrity... Get Me Out Of Here!'?

Ex-UKIP leader is reportedly asking for a fee of £750,000

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Nigel Farage is reportedly in advanced talks to appear in the newest series of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The former UKIP leader has been widely reported to be among the latest group of celebrities to enter the jungle-based reality show in October, but sources are alleging that ITV will not agree to Farage’s £750,000 fee.

Farage had also supposedly been in talks to appear on the latest Celebrity Big Brother season, but talks broke down when Channel 5 refused to pay the fee.

A source told The Sun, “Farage is definitely in the market for reality TV but he is being too greedy. The BBC won’t touch him for Strictly Come Dancing as he is too much of a political hot potato, so he is setting his sights on I’m A Celeb instead. However, until he gets a reality check on money he has no chance.”

The reports have not yet been confirmed.

Farage resigned as UKIP leader for the third time earlier this month, after 'achieving his political ambition' of Britain leaving the EU. In his press conference in Westminster, Farage stated “During the referendum I said I wanted my country back … now I want my life back.”

The publicist for Conrad Murray, Michael Jackson’s former doctor, has confirmed that Murray is also in talks to appear on I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!

The announcement comes a week after Murray, who was jailed for four years in 2011 for the involuntary manslaughter of Jackson, released his memoirs, in which he made several new claims about Jackson.

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