True to yesterday’s form, Ant and Dec opened the episode with a dig at former UKIP leader Nigel Farage. Pointing out that Farage never became an MP, the duo declared he can have the ‘Munching Penis’ title now.
The show sees big-name celebrities take on various challenges and tasks in the Australian Jungle in the hope of being crowned king/queen of the jungle, overseen by the show’s hosts Ant and Dec.
Farage later bared all in the shower, revealing his backside to a shocked Josie Gibson.
Hosts Ant and Dec said “fair play to the honourable member”, but viewers weren’t as thrilled.
“Please god no! Not Nigel Farage naked #ImACeleb #ImACelebrity,” one user exclaimed.
Another said: “ITV please expect to be billed for the extensive therapy I’m going to need after seeing Nigel Farage naked”.
Someone else replied: “Oh god there should have been a health warning before they showed a naked”.
I’m a Celebrity 2023
The new series of I’m A Celebrity launched on ITV on Sunday night, when Nigel Farage, Nella Rose and Josie Gibson were dropped in the middle of the outback.
Meanwhile, First Dates star Fred Sirieix, food critic Grace Dent, former Made In Chelsea star Sam Thompson and ex-EastEnders actress Danielle Harold had to climb down the side of a skyscraper to win food, while JLS singer Marvin Humes, Hollyoaks actor Nick Pickard and Jamie Lynn Spears, the sister of Britney Spears, had to skydive into a clearing before completing a bushtucker trial of their own.
The first episode of the new series had more than two million fewer viewers than last year.
An average of seven million viewers watched the return of the show on Sunday night, according to overnight ratings, and ITV reported a peak audience of 7.8 million.
The first episode of the 2022 series had an average audience of 9.1 million and a peak viewership of 10.3 million, according to ITV overnight ratings.