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Nigel Farage to fill in for Katie Hopkins on LBC radio phone-in show

Farage is to stand in for Katie Hopkins on LBC / LBC

Former Ukip leader Nigel Farage is to get his own slot on LBC radio, filling in for usual presenter Katie Hopkins on Sunday (10 July).

The politician, who resigned earlier this week, will be hosting his own phone-in on the national talk radio station from 10am.

"Nigel Farage is to present his own radio show on LBC - in the week he resigned as Ukip leader," said the broadcaster in a statement.

"He will be hosting a phone-in on Sunday from 10am, standing in for controversial columnist Katie Hopkins."

"Mr Farage stood down as leader of Ukip after a successful referendum campaign, in which the UK voted for Brexit," it continued, adding that as the Brexit vote was still a big topic the show would be "unmissable".

Hopkins was quick to tweet her enthusiasm for her short-term replacement, saying she was pleased the radio station would remain a "liberal free zone". Others, however, were less than thrilled with the Guardian's head of media Jane Martinson tweeting "oh god no".

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