06/02/2017 17:41 GMT

Nigel Farage Gets Pelted With An Egg In Stoke

Heads up!

Nigel Farage may fast becoming a star in the US, but the former Ukip leader still has his critics in the UK - as witnessed when an egg was pelted at him while on the campaign trail in Stoke.

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The former UKIP leader was pounding the streets with his successor Paul Nuttall when the pair were forced to dodge an egg thrown by a youth as they arrived in Stoke ahead of a crucial by-election where the party is hopeful of winning the seat from Labour.

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The incident occurred as Farage’s wife confirmed today she and her husband have led “separate lives” for years.

Kirsten Farage said the former Ukip leader moved out of their family home in Kent “a while ago” as it was reported the politician was sharing his London house with a French politician who heads a think tank at the centre of an investigation into the alleged illegal funding of Ukip.

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Last month it was confirmed Farage is joining Fox News as a contributor.

Farage, who is still an MEP, has forged a close relationship with Donald Trump’s top team, and the US President has said Farage “would do a great job” if named the country’s ambassador to the US - even though there is a no position vacant.