BBC to launch its own Nigel Farage channel

The BBC have announced they are to launch a digital station dedicated to Nigel Farage.

The channel, BBC Nige, will be set up in the wake of UKIP getting its first MP, and British politics getting its first personality in over 20 years.

Shows will include staple BBC programmes with a Farage twist including Immigration Wipeout, EasternEuropeanEnders and a privatised Dr Who.

Responding to critics who say this will be giving an unfair amount of airtime to a minority party, the BBC said: “This has nothing to do with politics, it’s about entertainment.

“Farage gets viewers. We could give as much time to the Green Party’s MP Caroline Lucas, but banging on about climate change isn’t entertaining, unless of course you are blaming it on the gays, then that’s prime time.”

Speaking about his new channel, Farage said he thinks more of him on television will be a good thing, and confirmed he will even host a traditional BBC Christmas cookery show.

“I can’t wait to show the nation how I get my German wife to cook a traditional British Christmas dinner, but without the Brussels.”

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