Nigel Farage’s team hit back at ITV amid claims I’m A Celeb producers are ‘unfairly’ favouring YouTuber Nella Rose and ‘told her to stop arguing with the arch Brexiteer in bid to keep her in the jungle longer’
Nigel Farage’s team have hit back at ITV amid claims producers stepped in and advised Nella Rose to stop arguing with the former Brexit leader.
Allies of the politician-turned-TV presenter branded it ‘unfair’ if people behind the scenes on I’m a Celebrity did check in with the 26-year-old YouTuber after two clashes with Nigel.
Viewers have slammed the internet personality on social media over her ‘aggressive’ approach towards the former UKIP and Reform UK leader.
Nella has argued with the 59-year-old over immigration and cultural appropriation, and it was reported this week that producers had been in touch to remind her to ‘have a laugh’.
However, a spokesperson from ITV has poured cold water on suggestions the producers are ‘advising’ the TikTok star in camp, calling it ‘not true’.
Nigel Farage and Nella Rose have had a number of arguments on the show since it started last month
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! producers reportedly had a ‘gentle’ word with Nella after her fiery clashes with the former UKIP and Reform UK leader
But Nigel Farage’s team are concerned about the reports and an ally of the former UKIP leader told MailOnline: ‘If, as is reported, that some of the celebrities are being coached by the producers on the ground that would be concerning and takes the magic away from the whole idea of the programme.
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‘Part of the magic is that celebrities have no contact with the outside world.
‘Nigel was told that these were the rules when entering the jungle.
‘The celebrities live together without advice on how they are being perceived by the outside world and how they should interact with their campmates.’
On Tuesday night’s episode, the pair had a terse exchange about cultural appropriation in which ended with Nella branding Nigel as ‘ignorant’ and ‘deluded’ before refusing to speak to him.
This landed her in hot water with fans who shared their outrage at her ‘childish’ approach to the conversation.
One person wrote on X, formerly known as Twitter: ‘I’m not a fan of Nigel Farage but I cannot stand the fact that Nella won’t just speak to him about what he’s done wrong. Stop walking away and giving people the cold shoulder. Stand up and say it with your chest, it’s childish.’
A source told the Sun on Friday, ‘Nella is feisty and fun – and she won’t take any nonsense from Nigel or her campmates.
Their latest bust up saw Nella brand Nigel ‘ignorant’ and refusing to speak to him after a row over cultural appropriation
Last week, Nella claimed that black people ‘don’t like’ Nigel Farage in a tense row where she also called him ‘anti-immigrant’
‘But seeing her butting heads with Nigel means she’s been having a tough time.
‘Producers have spoken to Nella and reminded her to enjoy the experience and keep having a laugh.
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‘Life in camp can be gruelling and sometimes the stars forget it is meant to be fun too.’
The source went on to say that producers check in with the campmates every day for their wellbeing and want to see more of Nella’s ‘hilarious’ side in the camp.
But an ITV spokesperson has since discredited these claims as false.
It comes as Nella became the bookies favourite to leave the show in the first public vote this weekend.
According to leading bookmaker Coral, she is now the evens favourite to go at 2-1 while Frankie Dettori is 2-1 to depart and Nick Pickard is 4-1.
Meanwhile, Sam Thompson is now the bookies’ favourite to win with odds-on at 5-6 to be crowned the King of the Jungle.
Coral’s John Hill, explained: ‘We don’t think Nella will survive the opening public vote on I’m A Celeb this year, so she is the favourite to leave ahead of Frankie and Nick respectively.’
He added: ‘Sam continues to shine in the jungle, and he is now odds-on to be crowned King of the Jungle.’
Last night, the public were able to vote between snakes, rats, frogs, spiders and cockroaches to be put in boxes with Nigel Farage, Nella, Sam Thompson, Tony Bellew and Nick Pickard.
After it was announced the voting lines were open, viewers flocked to X, formerly known as Twitter, to encourage others to vote spiders for the TikTok star because she admitted to her fear of them.
One person wrote: ‘Obviously we’re all voting for Nella Rose to go in with spiders… right everyone?’
Nella Rose has become the bookies’ favourite to leave I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! in the first public vote this weekend
It comes despite claims the YouTuber, 26, is being ‘unfairly favoured’ by ITV after the option for her to face spiders in tonight’s Bushtucker Trial was removed from the voting options
During her time in the jungle, Nella has rowed with camp mate Fred Sirieix and clashed with Nigel Farage , which sparked over 2,000 Ofcom complaints
But when fans went on the app to pick for Nella, there was no option for spiders but, instead, two buttons with snakes on.
One person wrote: ‘Why can’t we vote for spiders for Nella? It’s got two snake votes but no spiders! FIXED!!’
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Another person added: ‘No options for spiders for Nella Rose… I wonder why.’
And one person wrote on TikTok: ‘I’m done with Nella getting special treatment, she should just leave.’
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here has sparked almost 2,000 complaints to broadcasting regulator Ofcom over Nella’s clashes with her campmates.
Ofcom have told MailOnline that the TikTok star has been at the centre of the majority of complaints about the ITV show in the ten days it has been on air.
On Tuesday, influencer Nella was removed from camp to be treated by on-site medics, sparking fears she’d also quit the show.
Insiders have now confirmed she sought treatment for a ‘physical medical emergency,’ with the timing deemed ‘unfortunate’ as she had to be seen urgently during the live segment of the show.
The emergency was not linked to any injury sustained in a trial. Just hours before her removal from camp, the social media star was tended to by animal handlers after a snake wrapped itself around her during her latest trial.
Nella clashed with Fred Sirieix in the first few days, telling the First Dates star that she felt ‘disrespected’ by him
On Tuesday, influencer Nella was removed from camp to be treated by on-site medics, sparking fears she’d also quit the show
A source has told The Sun: ‘It was unfortunate timing that Nella had to be taken out of camp just before the live scenes.’
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‘She had to be seen by the team with a physical, medical emergency but it was dealt with swiftly.
‘Nella has had a rough time so far but she is a tough cookie and will be back smiling and laughing with the other campmates in no time – this wasn’t anything to do with her mental health.’
An ITV spokesperson confirmed to MailOnline that Nella has since rejoined the camp after her visit to the medic on Wednesday morning, Australian time.
‘During last night’s live broadcast, Nella Rose required medical treatment on site and was deemed unable to take part in the trial. Nella has since rejoined camp,’ they confirmed.
Nella was noticeably absent in Tuesday night’s live segment of the show which was filmed between 7am and 8am on Wednesday morning in Australia.
Earlier in the episode, the public voted Nella in for her sixth Bushtucker Trial alongside the champion jockey Frankie Dettori but viewers claimed they missed out on winning any stars because of how slow Nella was.
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