I'm A Celebrity...Get Me Out of Here! fans are wondering why Nigel Farage is completely ruled out from participating in a number of Bushtucker Trials on medical grounds. The former UKIP leader is just one of the celebrities that completes the star-studded line-up currently competing in the Australian jungle - with the likes of Josie Gibson, Marvin Humes, Nick Pickard, Jamie Lynn Spears and Grace Dent also taking part.

A huge part of the ITV show is the famous trials and challenges that competitors have to take on, but we've already seen Farage ruled out of some on medical grounds. And Farage joked about the prospect of tackling the tougher challenges before touching down in Australia.

Speaking before he went into the jungle, he said: "Given millions hate me, I do expect people will vote for me to do trials! I am hoping those who hate me might hate me a little bit less afterwards. But it's a gamble. If we can dispel some of those misconceptions, then that will be a good thing too."

The Mirror reports however that hosts Ant and Dec confirmed that fans watching around the world were unable to vote for the controversial politician in the latest trial, leaving many people wondering why. Here, we break it down.

While the show fails to explain the medical grounds affecting a person's ability to participate in a task, it was reported before the show began that Farage would be missing out on a number of them. It is claimed that due a plane crash back in 2010 which left Nigel injured is the main reason as to why he will not be able to undertake certain challenges.

When asked on the trials he could avoid, Farage, said: "Anything involving weightlifting, I'd be out. I've obviously had some quite serious physical injuries and neck reconstructions, and goodness knows what else. So they are fully aware that I'm a little bit damaged when it comes to bodily structure.

"But having said that, I can still do most things. I doubt any of the trials are actually going to kill me, although I don’t think they’ll all be a bag of fun. But look, I signed up for this. It's in for a penny in for a pound. So let's go."

Nigel would undergo spinal surgery a few years following on from the plane crash, with claims made that at the time his spine was already weakened by a car crash prior to that incident. The Brexit campaigner was pulled from the wreckage of the aircraft, as the sole passenger travelling with a pilot.

It is reported that the plane nosedived 35ft into a field, landing upside down. In a statement shortly afterward, Farage, said: "We have both had a miraculous escape. We are both very lucky to be alive."