The biggest disappointments between Nigel Farage and Boris Johnson – from “regrets” over the Brexit pact to heated “I’m a star” accusations

NIGEL Farage and Boris Johnson have clashed several times over the years – most recently with the I’m A Celebrity star blasting him on national television.

The former Brexit Party boss, 59, called Johnson “shambolic” after being asked what the country’s former leader was “really like”.

Nigel Farage harshly criticized Boris Johnson in I'm a Celebrity, Get Me Out of Here


Nigel Farage harshly criticized Boris Johnson in I’m a Celebrity, Get Me Out of HerePhoto credit: Getty
But Johnson has also questioned the politician in the past


But Johnson has also questioned the politician in the pastPhoto credit: Getty
Voice actor Farage told other stars on the show that Johnson was


Voice actor Farage told other stars on the show that Johnson was “entertaining in small doses.”Photo credit: Rex

Farage was quick to share his thoughts, saying Johnson was “one of the most disorganized” people he had ever met.

The 59-year-old also claimed the former leader was an introvert – before saying he was “entertaining in small doses”.

The shocking revelation came as part of the I’m A Celebrity Get Me Out Of Here camp.

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In the episode, in which Farage called Johnson chaotic, Farage also clashed with other stars over Brexit – and over a particular poster in which he and Johnson had clashed in the past.

TV host Fred Sirieix, 51, criticized Farage, saying: “Brexit was about immigration, I remember your poster. I thought it was shameful what you did, Nigel. Shameful.”

Farage replied: “Unfortunately, unfortunately it was absolutely true. It was a poster showing the mass movement of young men crossing borders illegally.”

Fred said: “But it was about demonizing migrants.”

In this poster, Johnson declared in 2016 that he was distancing himself from Farage.

It showed a queue of mostly non-white migrants and refugees with the slogan: “Breaking point: the EU has failed us all.”

The Guardian Johnson reportedly quickly said the poster was “not our campaign” and “not my policy.”

After reporters showed him a photo of the poster, he told reporters: “I am a passionate supporter of immigration and pro-immigrant.”

“Regret” electoral pact

In May 2023, Farage revealed that he “regretted” some of his dealings with Johnson – including one that helped him land the job of prime minister.

It was 2017 when the leader of the Brexit Party withdrew candidates from 317 seats, giving the Conservatives a clear lead in the 2019 election.

It was a deal Farage negotiated with Johnson that helped him get the top job.

The 59-year-old, who called Brexit a failure the week before, said he now regrets it the pact.

The Mirror reported he told ITV: “I felt at that moment we just had to get it over the finish line.”

“I regret something now, yes, of course I do.”

Farage continued: “The Conservatives effectively lied to the country in 2019, they didn’t deliver Brexit and Sunak now says he doesn’t want us to compete with our neighbors, which is almost an admission that we will stand by. “Internal market rules.

“Millions didn’t vote for this.”


In early 2023, Farage questioned Johnson’s “relationship with the truth” and the former prime minister hit back.

The focus was on the war Ukraine – Johnson criticizes Farage in an interview in the USA.

Johnson was asked on television for an answer after he was played a clip in which Farage sounded as if he doubted the former prime minister.

In it he said: “As always with Boris Johnson. You know, a lot of personality, a lot of color. Good story.

“But when it comes to facts, when it comes to details, when it comes to absolute truth, I think Boris Johnson’s relationship to these things is a bit loose, to say the least.”

The Independent Johnson then reportedly said, “Well, look, I think that Kremlin And I don’t know if Nigel speaks on behalf of the Kremlin, but the Kremlin is known for its complete refusal to tell the truth about anything that’s happening in Ukraine.”


In 2014, Farage tried to blame immigrants for being late to a meeting due to traffic delays on the M4.

He claimed that “open door immigration” was partly to blame for his delay.

This led to Johnson quickly criticizing him, calling the excuse “weak” and one of the “poorest” he had ever heard.

Johnson, who was mayor of London at the time, said this happened after Farage was due to give a speech at a Welsh conference – but was late.

CityAm The then mayor reported to LBC Radio: “Yes, I heard that. Xenophobia is like sewage, it is a natural part of the human condition.”

“We have to deal with it, we have to dispose of it. It’s like wastewater, it’s something that humans produce naturally.”

Johnson once said Nigel appeared to be “speaking on behalf of the Kremlin.”


Johnson once said Nigel appeared to be “speaking on behalf of the Kremlin.”Photo credit: Getty
Johnson distanced himself from Farage after controversy over his immigration poster


Johnson distanced himself from Farage after controversy over his immigration poster

John Verrall

John Verrall is a Nytimas U.S. News Reporter based in London. His focus is on U.S. politics and the environment. He has covered climate change extensively, as well as healthcare and crime. John Verrall joined Nytimas in 2023 from the Daily Express and previously worked for Chemist and Druggist and the Jewish Chronicle. He is a graduate of Cambridge University. Languages: English. You can get in touch with me by emailing:

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