Richard Madeley reveals why Nigel Farage is succeeding on I’m A Celeb


RICHARD Madeley has revealed why Nigel Farage is still in the running for the jungle crown despite some viewers’ shock he hasn’t been voted out yet.

One-dimensional bore or straight-talking?

The former MEP is this year’s big budget signing with a reported pay packet of £1.5million, but whether or not he’s proved value for money is splitting opinion.

Richard Madeley shares his insight

Now Good Morning Britain host Richard Madeley has voiced his opinion on what is keeping Nigel in the competition.

Direct response vs. dodging questions

In his latest Spectator column, he writes: “One reason Nigel Farage is currently making such a successful Jungle Jim is because he doesn’t duck a discussion or swerve a question. Camp-mates – and viewers – may not like what he says, but they appreciate the direct response.

“It makes a change from most politicians. It doesn’t matter what question you ask them: if they can dodge it, they will. It’s almost a reflex and it drives me potty when I’m co-hosting Good Morning Britain.”

Farage’s authenticity

He continued: “Farage will just stick his head out of the window and tell you if it’s raining or not. He’ll happily bare all, be it his buttocks or his thoughts. I think he worked out, long before going into the jungle, that the remorselessly recording cameras and permanently unmuted microphones would rapidly reveal any artifice or pretence. So he doesn’t try.”

Viewer confusion

Richard’s comments were written just before the likes of Fred Sirieix, Nick Pickard, Nella Rose and Frankie Dettori were all voted out of the jungle.

When Hollyoaks’ legend Nick left camp last night, the anti-Farage portion of the viewership were left scratching their heads.

One wrote: “Erm……who is voting to keep Farage in?”

Another posted: “How does someone like Farage stay in over some of the others who’ve been voted out?”

The end of political chitter chatter

Nigel was taken to task numerous times in camp by staunch Remainer Fred and YouTuber Nella, but now both of his biggest critics are out the political chitter chatter has halted.