Tuesday 20 March 2018

LISTEN: Nigel Farage left flustered after radio show caller's question

Maya Oppenheim

Nigel Farage has been interrogated and ridiculed about why he chose not to learn Flemmish, German or French while working in Brussels as a Ukip MEP.

Mr Farage also quashed speculation he would be appearing on Celebrity Big Brother or other reality TV shows.

“I’m not going into the Big Brother house or the jungle or strictly. I’m not taking over from Chris Evans on Top Gear. I’ll tell you what I am doing, I’m taking life a little easier,” he said.

In February of 2014, Mr Farage said he felt “awkward” when he could hear no English being spoken while travelling on a train from London to Kent.

“It was rush hour, from Charing Cross, it was the stopper going out. We stopped at London Bridge, New Cross, Hither Green,” he told journalists at his party’s annual conference in Torquay.

“It wasn’t until after we got past Grove Park that I could actually hear English being audibly spoken in the carriage. Does that make me feel slightly awkward? Yes.”

Mr Farage shocked MPs and the public when he stood down as Ukip leader at the beginning of July. He said he had achieved his political ambition and wanted his life back.

He is currently standing in for controversial columnist Katie Hopkins in the 10am slot on LBC.

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