Former I’m a Celebrity victor Stanley Johnson is backing Nigel Farage for success in the ITV series.
The GB News star enters the jungle as one of the frontrunners, but Johnson expects him to face stiff competition from one other contestant.
Frankie Dettori is not among the frontrunners in the odds, but the father of the former Prime Minister says he is in with a chance.
Johnson told GB News he expects Farage to have “a lot of fun” regardless of what pans out.
Nigel Farage is entering the jungle
“Farage will deal with the challenges. I’m 100 per cent sure of that”, he said.
“Farage has that determination. He will be in his element holding fort in camp.
“He has made his name on his eloquence, so I think he will get there.”
Johnson said an “interesting” point is the inability to smoke in the jungle.
“I’m sure Farage is not going to cut corners here and do what he is told”, he said.
The former Brexit Party leader may also find himself in a position where he is forced to “eat his words”, he added.
“Someone might get him on Brexit and say, ‘eat your words, Farage’ that will be something to see”, he said.
Despite Farage aiming to use I’m a Celeb as a springboard for his popularity amongst the youth, Johnson played down his prospects of Number 10.
“Let’s look at the rules in this country. They say a Prime Minister ought to come from a one of the two Houses of Parliament”, he said.
“I think in practice, if you aren’t in the House of Commons or House of Lords, there will be something to say you can’t be a Prime Minister.
“He will have to find a seat. That is an important point.”