With Nigel Farage heading towards a shock win on I’m a Celebrity…Get Me Out of Here! his team have ramped up their social media output.
But ITV sources say executives are unhappy with the politician, even openly saying they regret signing him up, as his chances of being crowned King of the Jungle increase. It has led to desperate criticism of his social media feed ahead of the crucial vote.
It comes as Team Farage has taken to social media sharing images of famous landmarks across the globe with “Vote Nigel” emblazoned on the side of them. Of course, the images of Farage have been superimposed onto the landmarks.
And it is understood Team Farage have prepared more photos and videos of him ahead of the grand finale. According to The Mirror, no I’m A Celeb contestant has utilised social media the same way as Team Farage prior to a vote.
One disgruntled ITV source said: “Nigel’s team will stop at nothing to try to get him the jungle crown. They have claimed the show is against him, the editing is unfair, and now they are faking photos to give the idea he is more popular than he is and to make people think his face is all over London landmarks.”
In the lead up to the vote, he posted several messages on social media. He was also allowed to explain the voting process and ask for support on GB News.
GB News even screened a QR code that viewers could use to go to the site to vote. It was blamed for crashing the TRIC site several times.
His team are expected to use a similar method of securing the win this weekend. ITV have seemingly kept Farage on the sidelines for much of the week in the lead-up to the final, perhaps fearing he could win.
Anyone with the I’m A Celebrity app can cast five votes, and each phoneline can vote up to 600 times according to the terms and conditions of the show.
An ITV statement said: “Voting on I’m A Celebrity is rigorously monitored and the results announced are as voted for by viewers via the app and phone. ITV voting is audited as required by the Phone Services Authority.”