Former UKIP leader Nigel Farage touched down and was photographed as he walked through the airport, telling journalists: "I'm just here surfing for the week." He added: "I can't confirm I am doing it but I might be. I just think there is a big young audience out there that watches the programme which is worth talking to.
"I have been messing about on Tik Tok for the last few months and you would be surprised, a lot of young people out there are interested in what I have got to say."
More celebrities are expected to jet into Australia in the next 24 hours with This Morning's Josie Gibson, Ex-EastEnder Danielle Harold, First Dates star Fred Sirieix, Made In Chelsea's Sam Thompson and JLS singer Marvin Humes also linked to the show.
In November 2022, Farage revealed he had been approached "several times" by I'm a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here!, but said: "I’ve never thought it would be a good thing to do. I thought it's all rather humiliating, frankly. But I suppose you can never ever say never."
Britney Spears' sister Jamie Lynn is also set to appear on the show, claims The Mirror, along with jockey Frankie Dettori, food critic Grace Dent and TikTok star Nella Rose.
The contestants will all be taken to separate hotels and apartments on the Gold Coast, and will finally meet at the end of the week once they have all arrived. They will then head into the jungle camp – but not before first taking on some challenges.
Executive producer Olly Nash said: "Every year we try to bring new elements into the show, it could be, new trials, new challenges, new areas of camp etc. I can tell you that our launch show this year will have some exciting new elements which we hope viewers will really enjoy…I’m not so sure the celebrities will though."
The dreaded Walk The Plank entry challenge will return with a twist, which involves constants crawling 100m up in the air. During rehearsals on top of the Focus Building in Surfers Paradise this week, some ‘Guinea pig’ campmates could be seen clinging to a slippery metal pole on all fours as they attempted to retrieve a star.
Last year in a Walk The Plank challenger Babatúndé Aléshé left fellow contestant Charlene White waiting on her plank for 45 minutes before he quit the challenge because he was shaking so much with nerves.
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