On 4 July, Nigel Farage announced he would be standing down as leader of the Eurosceptic United Kingdom Independence Party (Ukip), following the country's vote to leave the EU in a so-called 'Brexit'. Farage claimed in a statement that he wanted his life back. "I have never been, and I have never wanted to be, a career politician. My aim in being in politics was to get Britain out of the European Union," he said "During the referendum campaign as I said, I want my country back. What I'm saying today is I want my life back, and it begins right now."
IBTimesUK takes a look at Nigel Farage's best, worst and strangest moments to date:
Nigel Farage speaks at a news conference in central London. Farage said he will step down as leader of UKIP Neil Hall/ Reuters
Nigel Farage takes part in a plenary session at the European Parliament on the outcome of the "Brexit" summit, in Brussels Yves Herman/ Reuters April 9, 2014: Nigel Farage drinks beer from a large glass at the Bolton Arms pub in Basingstoke Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Nigel Farage delivers his keynote address at the party's spring conference, in Llandudno Phil Noble/ Reuters Nigel Farage arrives for results of the European Parliament election for the south east region, in Southampton Luke MacGregor/ Reuters “It looks as if there will be more candidates than at a normal by-election,” said Farage. “Still, at last there is a serious opposition.” Getty Nigel Farage has helped transform British politics but his view of Europe is wrong, says Peter Snow Darren Staples/Reuters Ukip leader Nigel Farage boards the Grimsby pilot boat during campaigning on April 8, 2015 Christopher Furlong/Getty Images April 9, 2014: Nigel Farage arrives to speak at a Ukip public meeting at Old Basing Village Hall in Basingstoke, Hampshire Dan Kitwood/Getty Images Nigel Farage reacts at a Leave.eu party after polling stations closed in the Referendum on the European Union in London Toby Melville/ Reuters Nigel Farage has a coffee in The Old Jail pub, after voting in the EU referendum, at a polling station in Biggin Hill Dylan Martinez/ Reuters Nigel Farage holds a British Union Jack flag as he waits for the start of a debate at the European Parliament in Strasbourg, France Vincent Kessler/ Reuters Ukip leader Nigel Farage holds a wooden rifle during a visit to a veterans' charity in Sandwich on April 15, 2015 Carl Court/Getty Images Nigel Farage speaks to media at a Leave.eu party, as votes are counted for the EU referendum in London Toby Melville/ Reuters European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker welcomes Nigel Farage, the leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party, prior to a plenary session at the European Parliament on the outcome of the "Brexit" in Brussels Eric Vidal/ Reuters Nigel Farage laughs as he holds a pint of beer after arriving for a campaign event in Broadstairs Suzanne Plunkett/ Reuters Nigel Farage drinks a pint of beer in the Gardeners Arms pub in Heywood near Manchester Phil Noble/ Reuters Nigel Farage enjoys a pint of beer in central London Stefan Wermuth/ Reuters Nigel Farage drinks a pint at the Hoy and Helmet pub in South Benfleet Suzanne Plunkett/ Reuters Nigel Farage laughs after unveiling a poster as he campaigns in Manchester Phil Noble/ Reuters Nigel Farage reacts whilst speaking at a question and answer session in Manchester, northern England Toby Melville/ Reuters Leader of the United Kingdom Independence Party (UKIP), Nigel Farage speaks during a press conference near the Houses of Parliament in central London Glyn Kirk/ AFP Nigel Farage wears Union Flag-themed socks as he reaches for a drink during a visit to a community centre in Clacton, Essex Peter Nicholls/ Reuters