Farage talks of toll on family

Ukip leader Nigel Farage
Ukip leader Nigel Farage
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Nigel Farage has told of the toll his political ambitions have taken on his personal life and admitted he would be no good as prime minister.

The Ukip leader said could not pretend that he has a normal relationship with his family and revealed they would rather he had never gone into politics.

Declaring himself the “Marmite” candidate at the up-coming general election, the eurosceptic described David Cameron, Nick Clegg and Ed Miliband as “vanilla”.

But, asked if he would make a good prime minister, Mr Farage told ITV’s Good Morning Britain: “I don’t think that’s my role in life. I don’t think I’d be very good at it either.”

Mr Farage had two sons with first wife Grainne Hayes but the marriage broke down. He went on to marry German Kirsten Mehr and the couple had two daughters.

He said: “I had been married once before and it didn’t end very well but, then, that’s life, isn’t it? We have our ups and downs in life. I mean to be honest with you, I think my whole family would rather I had never gone into politics, I’d stayed doing what I was doing, I can’t even pretend to have a normal family relationship at this moment in time because I don’t.”