Ukip leader Nigel Farage has spoken out against the media after polls predict his party will win only two seats at the general election.

Speaking to ITN outside a Ukip election party in Margate, the 51-year-old said, "I want to congratulate the editors of The Sun and The Daily Mail. They're geniuses. They said the Ukip vote would split the Tory vote. God help us".

With just two seats predicted for Ukip, there is a danger for Farage that he himself will not win the seat he is contesting in South Thanet. He had previously stated that if he failed to win the seat, he would stand down as leader of the party.