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Fox News hires Nigel Farage as political contributor

Nigel Farage joins Fox News / Gage Skidmore

Former UK Independence Party (UKIP) leader Nigel Farage has picked up employment as a contributor with Fox News Channel in the USA.

Farage, who resigned as leader of UKIP in July 2016, will offer political analysis across both the Fox News Channel and Fox Business Network’s daytime and primetime programming. He will begin his new role immediately.

The right-leaning cable channel announced the news today (20 January), just 10 minutes before Donald Trump was sworn in as president of the USA.

It's not Farage’s first foray into media; in July he was given his own Sunday slot on LBC radio, replacing controversial presenter Katie Hopkins.