Nigel Farage to host radio talkshow on LBC

The former UKIP leader will broadcast four days a week with his "nightly Final Thought on the events of the day"

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Exactly six months on from his decision to stand down as UKIP leader, Nigel Farage has a new gig. 

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The politician will be honing his broadcasting skills when he takes the mic for a new radio talkshow four nights a week on LBC. 

The Nigel Farage show will run from Monday to Thursday with the MEP presenting from London and across Europe and the US – or wherever he ends up on his travels. 

Since Paul Nuttall took over the post of UKIP leader in November – following a brief stint with Diane James as head of the party – Farage has been out of a job, choosing to spend his time in gold-gilded lifts with US president-elect Donald Trump. 

According to LBC, their new presenter will “bring his inside knowledge, experience and grasp of world politics at a pivotal time in our history.” 

Farage added: “If 2016 was exciting, then this year could be tumultuous, with President Trump, article 50, elections all over Europe and maybe a eurozone crash. I can’t wait to start my daily show on LBC and I invite listeners to agree with me or challenge me and together we can lead Britain’s conversation.”

He isn’t the first politician to host a show on LBC. Nick Clegg presented a weekly call-in show during his tenure as deputy prime minister and Sadiq Khan landed a monthly phone-in show when he was elected Mayor of London. 

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For his own effort, Farage promises broadcasts “full of opinions, callers and reaction” as well as his “nightly Final Thought on the events of the day.”