Charlotte Church 'Shocked' At 'Horrifying' Abuse After Nigel Farage Tweet

Even Piers Morgan got involved.

05/07/2016 08:11 | Updated 05 July 2016

Charlotte Church has said she is "shocked" by "horrifying" abuse she has received after tweeting about Nigel Farage in the wake of his resignation as Ukip leader.

After the Brexit campaigner stepped down saying he "wants his life back", the singer was one of many well-known people who vented their anger.

Church spent the day retweeting some of the messages she received in reply, many of which were later deleted.

Church later admitted she may have been in the wrong for using such language in her original tweet but emphasised the level of abuse she had received. 

Which then prompted a spat between herself and Piers Morgan... 

Church has a reputation for vocal interventions, most recently criticising the “biased” mainstream media for “imbalance” over limited reporting of investigations into Conservative election expense claims while “slating” Jeremy Corbyn.

Farage stepped down as Ukip leader on Monday prompting a flood of criticism of the decision which came in the wake of the EU referendum result he helped engineer.

Speaking at The Emmanuel Centre in London, Farage said victory for the Leave campaign meant “my political ambition has been achieved”.

He added: “I came into this struggle from business because I wanted us to be a self-governing nation, not to become a career politician. 

“I want my life back - and it begins right now.” 

Farage, 52, has had two stints as leader of the Eurosceptic party since 2006, and announced he was quitting the post after failing to win a Commons seat in the 2015  general election, only to change his mind days later.

He confirmed to The Huffington Post UK that he would continue to serve as an MEP.

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