Lorraine sparks uproar with 'below the belt' insult aimed at Nigel Farage's appearance

The ITV presenter's mean jibe about the I'm A Celebrity contestant's image didn't go unnoticed by viewers

Lorraine shocked about Nigel Farage's age 'You get the face you deserve'

viewers were left less than impressed after the host made a savage remark about appearance.

On Tuesday’s instalment of her self-titled show, the presenter was speaking to former star Edwina Currie about this year’s show.

The conversation soon turned to former politician Nigel Farage, after he was quizzed on Brexit by his fellow campmate Fred Sirieix on Monday night.

Touching on why she believes Nigel has agreed to go into the jungle, Edwina said: “I think he’s in there because he thinks he can enhance his reputation.

“He’s seen as a responsible, intelligent and worthy person of some kind or other. He’s only, what 59? He’s got plenty ahead of him if he wants to get going again.”

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Nigel has got stuck into jungle life since arriving in Australia (Image: ITV/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK)

However, the host was clearly gobsmacked by this revelation as she couldn’t believe how old he was.

She asked: “Is he?! Is he only 59? I thought he was a hell of a lot older than that.

“That’s astonishing, that just shows you get the face you deserve! You really do.”

Lorraine’s mean jibe about Nigel’s image didn’t go unnoticed by viewers as many were quick to take to Twitter about her remark.

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Lorraine was stunned to learn Nigel's age (Image: ITV)
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@azz_sparks said: “You get the face you deserve!” @reallorraine being savage this morning [sic] #Lorraine.”

@EmilyMulti fumed: “She’s just nasty, isn’t she? Try saying stuff like that about a woman and see how far you get.”

Emily wrote: "So I turn over from #Lorraine to get away from the man shaming/body shaming, and they’re doing the exact same thing on #JeremyVine. It’s like people have never seen a backside before. Grow up!"

Another said: "I'm not a fan of Nigel but Lorraine that comment was below the belt. You never would say that about a woman #Lorraine."

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Nigel was one of the first people to take part in this series Bushtucker trial (Image: ITV/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK)

@MisterJGamble reeled: “Is he only 59? You get the face you deserve”. #NigelFarage With 3 women laughing. I guess body shaming men is fine isn’t it #Lorraine until a woman’s weight is mentioned.”

People will be able to see how Nigel is adapting to jungle life on Tuesday’s show at 9pm on ITV.

Lorraine continues weekdays on ITV from 9am.

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