The Liberal Democrats are launching a legal challenge against ITV over its decision to exclude their leader Jo Swinson from the forthcoming series of ‘I’m a Celebrity Get Me Out of Here’.
The survival reality show is due to start on 17th November and will feature ex-footballer Ian Wright and American TV personality Caitlyn Jenner, among others.
However, the Lib Dems are unhappy that Swinson has not been invited to participate.
‘This is typical of the bias we have come to expect from the mainstream media’ said Party President Sal Brinton. ‘First it was the election debates and now this’.
‘’I’m a Celebrity’ gives the public a great opportunity to see how potential Prime Ministers react under pressure’ claimed Brinton.
‘Can they put forward a convincing case for a second Brexit referendum to a former Eastenders actor while crawling through a tank of venomous spiders?’
‘Can they handle the pressure of explaining the moral ambiguities of using nuclear weapons with a retired Arsenal striker and a transgender ex-Olympic athlete while trying not to regurgitate a kangaroo’s cock? If you handle that then Brexit should be a piece of cake’.
ITV has defended its decision to exclude Swinson and pointed out that no other party leader has been offered a place on the programme.
‘It’s true that we did think about approaching Nigel Farage’ said an ITV spokesman. ‘But in the end we decided there were already enough slimy poisonous creatures in the jungle without adding any more’.