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Katherine Ryan slams Nigel Farage as 'dangerous' and says she's boycotting ITV I'm A Celeb

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Katherine Ryan has joined the thousands of people boycotting I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out Of Here! 2023 because of Nigel Farage's participation.

The comedian, 40, criticised ITV for reducing controversial politicians to "light entertainment fodder" as she labelled the former UKIP leader as "very dangerous." Sharing that she won't be watching this year's series, Katherine added that she didn't watch last year's either due to the participation of former Health Secretary Matt Hancock.The hashtag #BoycottImACeleb has been used by nearly 10,000 people since Farage's addition to the lineup was announced, with a subsequent drop in ratings being dubbed the 'Farage Effect.' Discussing I'm A Celeb, Katherine also revealed that ITV had asked her to join the jungle before, but she couldn't because of her kids. "They've checked my availability in the past maybe, but I've always had small children and I wouldn't be away from them in Australia for 30 days, I just wouldn't," she told Metro.

Along with boycotts, this series of I'm A Celeb has also been hit by over 100 Ofcom complaints, many of which referenced Nigel's stint on the show.

It was confirmed on Wednesday, 22 November, that 42 of the complaints were about Nigel Farage appearing on the show, while 31 complaints were about comments critical of right-wing politics.

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