Nigel Farage, the Ukip leader, has disclosed his "big regret" from a life in politics during an alcohol-fuelled interview with Gogglebox "posh couple" Steph and Dom Parker.
Mr Farage is to appear on the Channel 4 show, a spin-off from the popular Gogglebox, to be interview at home with Mr and Mrs Parker, who have gained legions of fans thanks to their heavy-drinking sofa personas.
In a meeting of minds over several pints of beer, glasses of champagne, red wine, port, and alcohol-laced coffee, Mr Farage disclosed his regrets about missing out on his daughters' childhoods after sacrificing much of his personal life to politics.
He also admitted his own doubts about whethe he would ever be Prime Minister, claiming he does not really want the role and prefers to "do something" rather than "be something".
Mr Farage, who has two sons in their 20s from his first marriage and two younger daughters from his second, initially claimed he had "no regrets" about entering into politics, despite being "poor" and only earning "about half of what the local headmaster or GP earns".
But when asked about his children, he admitted: "I've got regrets about that. Big regrets. My first marriage - I got divorced in the 90s - I spent loads of time with my kids, the boys, as they were growing up. I worked in the City so 5, 6 o'clock on Friday it was over, didn't start again until Monday morning.
"So I had time for the kids as they were growing up, the boys. And I guess my daughters have seen less of me than they probably should have done."
When asked if he would ever be Prime Minister, he told them: "I doubt it".
On the question of whether he would like to be, he continued: "Not really. There are two types of people in politics: those who want to be something and those who want to do something. I want to do something. Changing things in the country and changing the debate really interests me."
Speaking of his philosophy in life, he added he considered it all "a gamble", after nearly losing his life three times so far in an aeroplane crash, a traffic accident and after suffering testicular cancer in his 20s.
"I've had three good goes at dying," he said. "I'm still here, live life to the full."
The programme, At Home with Dom and Steph, will be based in Mr and Mrs Parker's bed and breakfast in Kent, in the constituency of South Thanet where Farage will be standing in his bid to become an MP in the 2015 General Election.
The couple rose to fame on Gogglebox, the cult series which features members of the public commentating on television from their own sofas.
Over the course of the interview, Mr Farage joins the couple in their local pub, garden and dining table before ending up wearing his host's trousers after a “rip-roaring” evening downing beer, wine and champagne.
After “two, two-and-a-half pints” and “five or six glasses” Mr Farage stumbled on a step in the garden of the Parker's guesthouse in Sandwich, Kent, and spilled champagne down his trousers. He ended the programme in a borrowed pair of Mr Parker’s ripped jeans.
"You do know you're about to be Parkered?" said Mrs Parker at one point, in reference to their reputation for drinking.
"Don't take me on," warns Mr Farage.
In one choice observation, the Ukip leader deflects conversation about a photograph featuring him with a microphone over his top lip, in which he accidentally resembled Hitler, saying the Nazi leader was not a matter for amusement.
On the other hand, he added: "Mussolini can be quite funny. I saw his granddaughter last week."
:: Steph and Dom Meet Nigel Farage is on Channel 4, Monday December 15, at 10pm