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:

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Nigel Farage speaks at a news conference in central London. Farage said he will step down as leader of UKIP Neil Hall/ Reuters