The MailOnline reports that the I'm a Celebrity winner is seeing George Cottrell - apparently known by Farage's advisers as 'Posh George' - for just over a month. His family are said to be worth £300million. He is the nephew of Lord Hesketh, a hereditary peer and former Conservative Party treasurer who defected to UKIP in 2011.
'I'm surprised nobody has realised until now who George is but I'm sure Georgia knows about his background. He's got quite a chequered history, having spent time in prison and is very high profile, given his connections to Farage. You could say that George is your typical upper class rogue,’ a source told the website.
In July 2016, Cottrell was arrested by FBI agents while with Farage at Chicago’s O’Hare airport, after the pair had attended the Republican National Convention - where they reportedly met Donald Trump’s aides. The former UKIP leader later said that he did not know about his background. Cottrell spent eight months in a US jail after advertising his services on the 'dark web', offering to launder the money through offshore accounts to what he thought was a gang of drug traffickers. Before his arrest, he allegedly played a key role in the Brexit campaign, running Farage's private office and handling all media enquiries for him.