Former King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp backs Nigel Farage to be crowned this year's winner

Former King of the Jungle Harry Redknapp backs Nigel Farage to be crowned this year's winner
Georgia Pearce

By Georgia Pearce

Published: 15/11/2023

- 10:25

Updated: 15/11/2023

- 10:38

Former winner of 'I'm a Celebrity' Harry Redknapp has said he thinks Nigel Farage could end up being crowned King of the Jungle.

Speaking on GB News the former West Ham, Spurs and QPR manager, said: “I think Nigel will do very well. He’s a big personality, I think the people will like him – I can see him doing very well in there.

“I’ve got a feeling he could be crowned King of the Jungle. I don’t think anyone’s told him yet but there’s no ‘win bonus’ if you win so maybe he won’t try quite so hard but I think he will do very well.

“I’m very surprised [he’s allowed to smoke] – that’s a shock. They’ve obviously made special rules for him but they obviously wanted to get him in there badly so he’ll probably get a pint in there as well. It wouldn’t surprise me!

"But there are no ‘gimmes’ – I think he’ll find it quite tough.

“What he probably doesn’t realise is that before he goes in the jungle there’ll be four or five days of lockdown with a chaperone who won’t leave him – certainly 16, 18 hours a day they’ll follow him until he goes to his bedroom.

“My advice to him is to ‘be yourself’. I know people go in there, they’ve watched it every year, they want to win it, they have a plan – I don’t think that works. You’ve just got to be yourself. If you come over okay, if people like you then you’ve got a chance.

“I’m sure they’ll vote for him to do plenty of trials early on anyway – he’ll get plenty of bad jobs.

“When you’re eating camel’s testicles or fish eyeballs or whatever it was we ate, you’ve got to imagine you’re eating a nice scampi and chips with a bit of tartare sauce on it and you just swallow it.

“They’re not going to give you anything that’s going to kill you. It might not taste nice but you will survive it.

“£1.5 million? I’d go back in for that. I’d go in for a month! I’d go in for two months for that money.

“Every year you hear people getting more and more money, where’s it going to end? I’d think he’s top of the tree on £1.5 million if that’s what he’s got. I don’t think anyone would have earned that sort of money in the past.”

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