Nigel Farage has offered Donald Trump some advice in his future dealings with British Prime Minster Theresa May, as reports suggest he could be used to help develop the "special relationship" between the two.
Farage, who took part in Trump's presidential campaign, was said to be key to the relationship thanks to his links to the next President's inner circle.
The Telegraph reports that International Trade Secretary Liam Fox will speak to Farage before any talks with Trump's advisers are held.
Farage also told the Telegraph that the relationship between the Conservative and Republican parties was almost non-existent, having "completely broken down."
While Number 10 dismissed the reports on Thursday (10 November) night saying that Farage would not represent the Prime Minister in any capacity, Farage said the UK government had snubbed Trump having believed "he could not possibly win".
It was also claimed that senior Whitehall officials had warned that there were few plans in place for a Trump victory with Democrat candidate Hilary Clinton the strong favourite to win.
Speculation was rife on Thursday about possible offence on behalf of Trump who was criticised by May while she was Home Secretary for comments made about Muslims which she said were "divisive, unhelpful and wrong." Current Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson also criticised the remarks that Trump would ban all Muslims from entering the US.
Trump's phone call with May took place on Thursday well down the pecking order, after he had already spoken to leaders of a number of countries including Turkey and Egypt. However, Chancellor of the Exchequer Philip Hammond dismissed speculation, saying there had been no "urgent business that we need to transact."
Meanwhile, in preparation for his alleged ambassadorial role of sorts, Farage took to Talk Radio to discuss the advice he would give Trump, whom he hopes to speak to this week.
With reference to the allegations of sexual assault made against Trump since an audio recording of him saying he would "grab them [women] by the p*****s", Farage said Trump should "come and schmooze Theresa — but don't touch her, for goodness sake".
Farage, who in the same interview referred to President Barrack Obama as "a loathsome creature", offered to be present for any such schmoozing. He said: "If it comes to it, I could be there as a responsible adult to make sure everything's OK."