Slimline Farage after booze ban
Ukip leader Nigel Farage has revealed the secret of his new trim figure was cutting out his trademark booze during January.
The politician's apparent health regime did not stop him tucking into a tub of Ukip-branded popcorn as he appeared at the Movie Starr cinema in Canvey Island, Essex, to launch the general election campaign.
He would not say how much weight he has lost, insisting he had not "looked at the scales".
But he said: "I did do 'dry January' and have lost a substantial amount of weight doing so.
"I'm fighting fit for the upcoming campaign.
"I didn't weigh myself at the start of January or at the end but I am wearing suits that I haven't squeezed into for years."
Mr Farage is famous for enjoying a pint of beer in front of the cameras but was overheard saying he "wouldn't mind a G&T" as he arrived at the venue.
Dry January is an annual event in which thousands of people across the UK give up alcohol after Christmas.