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Grace Dent allegedly commented on Nigel Farage’s near-death plane crash in 2010.
Ahead of I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! returning to ITV on Sunday reports claim that there could be a rift in camp as Grace, 50, is said to have previously mocked her fellow campmate online.
In 2010, Nigel, 59, was involved in a devastating plane crash when he was campaigning for UKIP seats ahead of the 2010 General Election.
At the time, the former Political Party leader was a passenger in the plane – which was flying with a banner that read “Vote for your country – Vote UKIP”.
Unfortunately, the banner wrapped around the plane’s tail and rudder, causing it to nose-dive into the ground.
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Farage suffered a punctured lung, two chipped vertebrae, a fractured sternum, and several fractured ribs due to the crash.
Following the news that the campaigner had crashed, The Sun reported that Masterchef guest judge Grace allegedly took to X (then Twitter) at the time and wrote: “I hope none of the people who saved Nigel Farage’s life today were pesky immigrants.” (sic)
The publication went on to claim Grace said: “UKIP claim Nigel Farage crash brought about by nonsensical European laws of gravity.” However, the tweets have since been deleted.
Express.co.uk has reached out to ITV, Nigel Farage, and Grace Dent’s reps for comment.
An apparent source close to the 59-year-old also told the publication: “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.
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They added that while Nigel is “always up for a debate” citing the crash as a “step too far”.
Recalling the crash in his memoirs, Farage said that he made the split decision to go on the plane as a passenger and joked: “I just hope the plane doesn’t blow up and crash.”
Remembering the incident, an eyewitness said: “It just fell out of the sky and flipped over on its front.
“It was all over in a couple of seconds. I thought they had both died.”
Farage added that after they hit the ground at around 80mph: he could “feel petrol” in his hair and that he and the pilot Justin Adams were “trapped”
“He was panicking more than me because of the petrol and just this awful feeling that we had survived the impact but were we going to burn to death? And yeah — that is pretty scary.”
Despite previously making comments about her to-be co-star, The Guardian columnist told the publication that she isn’t scared to face people she has publicly called out.
“Anything I’ve ever said over the years is always just full of humour and silliness,” she stated.
“I am a massive television fan. I’m a massive reality television fan. So, anything I’ve ever said has been in really, really good spirits, hopefully.”
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