ITV Im A Celebs Grace Dents shocking tweets about Nigel Farage resurface ahead of show

Grace Dent's old tweets about Nigel Farage have resurfaced ahead of the pair arriving in the I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! jungle.

The food critic, 50, made a number of jokes about the former politician's, 59, near-fatal plane crash back in 2010, which occurred when a banner reading "Vote for your country – Vote Ukip" became tangled in the two-seater aircraft.

As photos of the crash began circulating online, Grace took aim at the controversial party leader, writing: "I hope none of the people who saved Nigel Farage’s life today were pesky immigrants."

And in a second tweet, she added: "Ukip claim Nigel Farage crash brought about by nonsensical European laws of gravity."

A source close to Nigel has shared that he would be less than impressed with these tweets, telling The Sun: "Nigel is the first one to take the mick out of himself.

"But the truth is that he very nearly died in that crash. He is lucky to be alive. Any joke about the plane crash is crass and poor taste.

"No one who saw them will forget the pictures of him being pulled from the wreckage. Nigel is always up for a debate — especially with those who may not like him — but citing the crash is a step too far."

OK! have contacted representatives for Grace Dent and Nigel Farage for comment.

And Grace isn't the only I'm A Celeb campmate who has been less than complimentary towards to former UKIP leader, with First Dates host and French cook Fred Sirieix having branded Nigel a "coward" back in 2017.

The TV star then accused Nigel of liking "the sound of his own voice", going on to say: "Farage is a coward who likes money, attention. And the sound of his own voice far too much.

"Not a selfless idealistic revolutionary," the Frenchman continued, and less than a year later, he told his followers that he asked a taxi driver to turn the radio off when Nigel's voice came on.

And hoards of viewers have complained about the prospect of seeing Nigel in the jungle, likening his addition to the controversial one that saw former UK Health Secretary Matt Hancock taking part in the series last year.

Taking to X, formerly known as Twitter, one fumed: "#ImAceleb has got it wrong this year recruiting you. Many of us will be switching off. You don't need £1m."

A second asked: "Do advertisers really want their brand to be forever associated with Farage? Boycott."

Another unhappy viewer complained and said: "Another year of not watching #imaceleb because @ITV can not read the room and want headlines over the majority of public feelings.

"I hope you all including @antanddec are proud of yourselves for turning a much-loved show that bought some much-needed entertainment into a farce!"

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