Kevin Bishop to star in BBC comedy about Nigel Farage
For those of us wondering what Nigel Farage has been up to since stepping down from UKIP, we’re about to get some answers, courtesy of a new BBC comedy.
Starring funny man Kevin Bishop as the former politician, the one-off spoof I Want My Life Back will parody Farage’s words and actions following the EU referendum campaign, and will also shine a spotlight on Farage’s German-born wife Kirsten Mehr.
“Nigel Farage is the gift that keeps on giving”, said Bishop of his new role. “There is the moustache and now the appearance at the Trump rally, it’s going to be fun”.
“On the 23rd June, Britain voted to leave the European Union”, added the BBC. “Then, on the 4th July, Nigel Farage, the man who had made it all possible, resigned saying he wanted his life back. But what sort of life has he gone back to, and how does a man forever in the spotlight fill his days now he has nothing to do?”
I Want My Life Back is written by Alan Connor (Charlie Brooker’s Weekly Wipe, A Young Doctor’s Notebook) and Shaun Pye (A Young Doctor’s Notebook, The Increasingly Poor Decisions of Todd Margaret). It is being produced by Kate Daughton (Toast of London).
Meanwhile, we wait to see whether the real Nigel Farage will make true the numerous rumours that he’ll be headed to reality TV in the near future. He reportedly turned down £250,000 to appear on I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here!, but has previously said he’d be ‘tempted’ to go on Celebrity Big Brother.