Nigel Farage accuses Tony Bellew of enabling racism ahead of 'I'm A Celebrity' show encounter

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Nigel Farage accuses Tony Bellew of enabling racism ahead of 'I'm A Celebrity' show encounter

Abigael Wafula 22:40 - 24.11.2023

Tony Bellew will come face-to-face with Nigel Farage in the I'm A Celeb jungle with fans anticipating a beef between the two.

A potential beef between Tony Bellew and Nigel Farage on I'm A Celebrity is expected after unearthing an X (Twitter) spat between the two from last year.

As reported by the Daily Mail, keen-eyed sleuths noticed that Bellew branded Farage a 'maniac' and accused him of enabling racism after the politician posted a video claiming London, Manchester, and Birmingham were 'minority white cities'.

The former boxer was plunged into the Australian wilderness on Thursday night and will cross paths with the ex-UKIP leader in the camp.

One X user wrote: “Tony Bellew vs Nigel Farage is a fight we all want to see!!”

Another user also commented saying: “A starving hangry Tony Bellew in an arm's reach of Nigel Farage could be quite something. Buzzing for Bellew, all he wanted after his last fight was to be left alone & out of the spotlight.”

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Another user also added on the comments saying: “Tony Bellew vs Nigel Farage for the next 2.5 weeks.”

Farage claimed in his video, posted on X: “There is a massive change in the identity of this country that is taking place through immigration.

But here's the real point of this. The ONS now say in future, they will not ask of the nationality or birthplace of those taking part in this census. One in six in England and Wales are already born outside the UK. In future, they want to hide the true figures from you. It's a scandal.”

On his part, Bellew replied saying: “Why does someone’s colour matter? Who cares if you're white, black, yellow, or pink? All that matters is are they good or no good people!

Learn to see people for who they are and not what they look like! It’s because of people like you that racism still exists! Absolute maniac you are!”

Explaining his decision to enter the competition, Bellew said: “I’m going into the jungle because it’s a challenge and I love a challenge. I’m a serial winner, I hate to lose.

I’m not going to give in. I've faced many different things in my life and now the jungle is next, let’s see what you’ve got for me.”