Nigel Farage's 'Preposterous' Moustache Steals The Show During Television Interview

'Now all those pesky EU rules on moustaches are gone.'

Forget Labourโ€™s implosion, Nigel Farage has again stolen the political spotlight - this time with a humble moustache.

The former Ukip leader displayed his new facial feature during an interview on the Sam Delaneyโ€™s News Thing on Friday.

Farage appeared on the show to respond to claims made by a former schoolfriend about his โ€œdarkโ€ teenage years when he supposedly displayed โ€œfascistโ€ sympathies.

But it seems no one one listening to what he was saying.

BREAKING: Farage Facial Hair https://t.co/265GldffjR pic.twitter.com/jr8rIbGd78

โ€” Guido Fawkes (@GuidoFawkes) August 12, 2016

In a teaser clip for the interview Farage made a number of points... but viewers only took one thing away from it - Farage now had a moustache, a โ€œpreposerousโ€ moustache.

@GuidoFawkes this cannot be real

โ€” Citizen Sophie (@sophie_citizen) August 12, 2016

Nigel Farage has grown a moustache. This is not a drill. https://t.co/ABeslusm8s pic.twitter.com/xg88Wfro2I

โ€” Alex Wickham (@WikiGuido) August 12, 2016

Nigel Farage has just grown the most preposterous moustache in British politics #brexit #ukip #newsnight pic.twitter.com/3MivIBHdjS

โ€” Ruaridh Arrow (@ArrowontheHill) August 12, 2016

The political development delighted some...

Thanks Twitter. Nigel Farage growing a moustache is exactly the update I need in my life right now ๐Ÿ˜œ https://t.co/9uPV7n7gHo

โ€” Gayathri K. Sundaram (@missgayathri) August 12, 2016

Others made obvious comparisons between Farage and other mustachioed former leaders...

Nigel Farage has grown a moustache. BUT NOT LIKE THE ONE YOU'RE PICTURING. https://t.co/WtQ1GuqAxr

โ€” William Ham Bevan (@HamBevan) August 12, 2016

@GuidoFawkes A rite of passage for any aspirational facist dictator.

โ€” Andy M (@McLaucA) August 12, 2016

Although some on social media were more creatively minded...

Good god, Nigel Farage's new moustache. The full 'retired major at the golf club' โ€“ I can't bear to tweet a pic.

โ€” Paul Clammer (@paulclammer) August 12, 2016

@WikiGuido @AdamFitchett Nigel is starting to look like Michael Caine in Dirty Rotten Scoundrels pic.twitter.com/klV31iSZ60

โ€” #NeverEverHillary! (@SemperArgentum) August 12, 2016

. @WikiGuido pic.twitter.com/oOrHICmDxJ

โ€” Chris Woodhouse (@MrCWoodhouse) August 12, 2016

@GuidoFawkes Just going to leave this here for no particular reason. pic.twitter.com/8TZHNxAvpa

โ€” Fire Opal (@SymphonyHero) August 12, 2016

@GuidoFawkes I love the man but he now looks like a second hand car dealer called Reg

โ€” Baroness Peppa (@OffencePolice) August 12, 2016

The new accessory didnโ€™t win everyone over...

Oh dear. I'd support you to the moon and back @Nigel_Farage, but I can't support that moustache ๐Ÿ˜‚. https://t.co/6sBmM498n6

โ€” William Jones (@_WilliamJones_) August 12, 2016

And of course, there were a few Brexit jokes...

@WikiGuido now all those pesky EU rules on moustaches are gone ๐ŸŽ‰๐ŸŽ‰

โ€” Cllr Brant (@PaulDBrant) August 12, 2016

Never heard of Brexit, mate. pic.twitter.com/BguIe1XtJ6

โ€” Brian Spokemon (@BrianSpanner1) August 12, 2016

A conspiracy theory or two..

@GuidoFawkes that's not @Nigel_Farage , it's someone completely different who is about to announce he is running for UKIP leader!

โ€” Will (@W2G2H) August 12, 2016

@GuidoFawkes - Oh well, at least we now know what happened to Lord Lucan!!

โ€” Chris Davidson (@ChrisEWDavidson) August 12, 2016

During the interview Farage claimed to have โ€œkilled the far-rightโ€.

He said: โ€œI destroyed the British National Party - we had a far-right party in this country who genuinely were anti-Jew, anti-Black, all of those things, and I came along, and said to their voters, if youโ€™re holding your nose and voting for this party as a protest, donโ€™t.

โ€œCome and vote for me โ€“ Iโ€™m not against anybody, I just want us to start putting British people first, and I, almost single-handedly, destroyed the far-right in British politics.โ€

You can see Farageโ€™s moutache in action... (and hear what he had to say) inthe video below.

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