I’m A Celeb boss ‘bans politicians from appearing on ITV shows’ following controversial deals with Matt Hancock, Nigel Farage and others

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I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Bosses have reportedly banned politicians from ITV shows.

Show bosses wanted to avoid adding more politicians to the line-up after controversial deals with former health secretary Matt Hancock and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage. It is said that there are.

Officials said mirror: “In the past, it’s been very interesting to see which politicians are willing to take part in the show, some of whom are members of parliament. But this year, with elections looming, I feel that this is not the time.

“Farage didn’t help bring in players last year, Ant and Dec have made it clear they want a change, and this year it’s a case of avoid, avoid, avoid.”

“I would say that no one wants a controversial figure from the political world at this stage because it’s time to do something different.”

However, when MailOnline contacted ITV for comment, a spokesperson for the show said: ‘I’m a Celebrity has always featured a diverse cast from all areas of public life and throughout the 23 series on air, “We have a history of featuring politicians.”

I'm a Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! Bosses have reportedly banned politicians from ITV shows

I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Bosses have reportedly banned politicians from ITV shows

Show chiefs want to avoid including any more politicians in the line-up after a number of controversial signings, including former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage (pictured) It is said that

Show chiefs want to avoid including any more politicians in the line-up after a number of controversial signings, including former Health Secretary Matt Hancock and former UKIP leader Nigel Farage (pictured) It is said that

“This is not scheduled to change when the series returns to screens this year.”

When asked by hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly whether Chancellor Rishi Sunak could be a future campmate, Dec said: “I don’t think it’s possible to have a whole country without a single politician.” I think I’ll be able to spend another year there.”

Mr Ant added: “Agree, agree, agree.”

I’m A Celeb bookers have been told to “avoid politicians appearing” after the popular show’s ratings slumped during Nigel’s stint in the jungle.

Orders to remove politicians come from ITV bosses after many viewers chose to skip last year’s broadcast of I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! Ta.

The 2023 finals saw a decline of 4 million viewers, averaging just 6.6 million viewers compared to 10.1 million in 2022.

ITV bosses believe the slump in viewership is due to the recent inclusion of controversial politicians in the celebrity line-up.

When asked by hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly whether Chancellor Rishi Sunak could be a future campmate, Dec said: ``I don't think it's possible to have a whole country without a single politician.'' I think I'll be able to spend another year there.

When asked by hosts Ant McPartlin and Declan Donnelly whether Chancellor Rishi Sunak could be a future campmate, Dec said: “I don’t think it’s possible to have a whole country without a single politician.” I think I’ll be able to spend another year there.”

Politicians have become a staple of the cast of I’m a Celeb in recent years. Other politicians taking part include veteran Tory Edwina Currie, Liberal Democrat leader Lemvit Opik and former Scottish Labor leader Kezia Dugdale.

Nadine Dorries famously participated in the show in 2012 and was voted first from the jungle. The Prime Minister then suspended Ms Dorries from her Conservative Party for appearing on the show while she was a sitting MP.

ITV has been contacted by MailOnline for comment.

Meanwhile, it was recently revealed that former I’m A Celebrity host Holly Willoughby has been approached by Netflix for a new series set in the jungle.

Holly previously co-hosted ITV’s I’m a Celebrity series with Declan Donnelly in 2018, temporarily replacing Dec’s regular co-presenter Ant McPartlin.

The former This Morning host is thought to be wanted by the streaming giant to star in a new show starring explorer Bear Grylls.

A source told The Sun: “Bear is working with the Netflix production company.” They want Holly to host.

“A group of celebrities are thrown into the jungle, where they must tackle a series of challenges.”

In this series, the contestants are expected to face the Bears.

The source added, “If we lose, we will have to use our wits against Bear, who will chase us down.”

“This is a really exciting concept and Bear is totally on board with it. Now they’re looking at Holly to host it.

“She is very charming and a skilled host.

“Holly welcomes offers. She is in no rush to do anything and plans to choose her next project carefully.

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