Nigel Farage and Fred Sirieix engaged in their latest fiery clash over Brexit as tensions threatened to spill over in the I’m a Celebrity camp.
The First Dates star told the ex-Ukip leader that he “destroyed the economy” with his Brexit campaign, as well as calling out the false pledge to send £350 million of EU contributions to the NHS every week.
The campmates previously had an argument on the ITV1 reality TV show over advertisements used by Farage during the vote to the leave the European Union.
During Sunday’s episode, Farage said when he first stood in an election he said he did not care “if no one votes” for him.
He added: “I feel better about myself for doing this. I believe I’m doing the right thing.”
While making dinner, Sirieix interrupted saying: “The thing is Nigel, you destroyed the economy.”
The former politician turned GB News presenter called it “absolute bollocks” and said there are issues in European economies.
Sirieix also said: “One thing they said during the Brexit vote is ‘we’re going to get £350 million a week that we can redirect to the NHS and build new hospitals and free care and all that’. Never happened.”
Farage told the Bush Telegraph that the French maitre d’hotel “loves the European Union” which is “fine”.
He added: “Fred can’t help himself occasionally. Occasionally, that bubbling resentment and anger brims up to the surface.”
“A big mess”
Sirieix also said that Farage has “created a big mess” and asked him to name three benefits of Brexit.
Farage named control of borders, self-governance and the nuclear submarine deal with Australia – the later of which he said was “good” that the French were upset about.
“The point about it is we can make a mess of it ourselves if we choose to,” he said.
Sirieix said that the UK is making a mess before Farage replied, saying: “I’ve always that.”
The episode also announced This Morning presenter Josie Gibson and restaurant critic Grace Dent will face the next trial, which has been dubbed Down The Tubes.
I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! continues on ITV1 and ITVX.