Nigel Farage was pranked on Cameo into wishing happy birthday to a ‘Hugh Janus’

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Nigel Farage

  • Nigel Farage has become subject to a viral prank on the video-sharing app Cameo.
  • The app is a means for fans to pay celebrities for personalized video messages.
  • The former Brexit Party leader was paid to wish a happy birthday to a “Hugh Janus.”
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Former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has fallen victim to a viral prank on the video-sharing website Cameo.

The app, which is a means for fans to pay celebrities for personalized messages, has found favour among some actors, sportspeople and politicians.

In one message, which quickly went viral on social media, Farage, who charges £75 for each recording, can be seen wishing a happy birthday to a “Hugh Janus.”

“Happy birthday Hugh Janus, I’ve heard you’re a massive fan,” Farage said.

This is not the first time Farage, who has been a long-time ally of former President Trump, has fallen victim to pranksters.

In this clip from 2019, another prankster got the better of Farage on his then show on LBC radio on the subject of Brexit.

Farage recently announced that he is standing down from frontline politics, after achieving what he described as his “life’s work” of campaigning for Britain to leave the European Union.

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Nigel Farage says the British Royal Family has done more for people of colour than anyone else in history

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Nigel Farage on the campaign trail alongside President Trump.

  • Former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has claimed that the British Royal Family has done more for people of color than anyone “in history.”
  • “Nobody in the world, in history, has done more for people of color than the British royal family,” he said.
  • Harry and Meghan have claimed that members of the royal family have made racist comments.
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The British Royal Family has done more for people of color than anyone “in history,” former Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage has said, after Prince Harry and Meghan Markle accused members of the royal family of making racist comments.

“The queen and the royal family have spent the last 70 years touring around the commonwealth. The vast majority of those people are black and Asian,” Farage told Newsmax’s Greg Kelly on Wednesday.

“Nobody in the world, in history, has done more for people of color than the British royal family,” he said.

Farage carved out a media profile in the US as a supporter of former President Donald Trump and is widely credited in the UK as one of the driving forces behind Britain’s 2016 vote on EU membership.

He was speaking after Harry and Meghan’s tell-all interview with Oprah Winfrey, which was watched by an average of 17.4 million people in the US.

During the interview, the couple said a member of his family had raised “concerns” about the skin tone of their unborn child.

“In those months when I was pregnant, all around this same time, we have in tandem the conversation of he won’t be given security, he’s not going to be given a title, and also concerns and conversations about how dark his skin might be when he’s born,” Meghan told Winfrey.

The couple declined to say which member of the royal family had raised the concerns but the allegation is already proving damaging to the monarchy’s reputation.

Buckingham Palace released a short statement after the interview was broadcast saying that the allegations raised in by the couple were “concerning” and would be dealt with privately.

“The whole family is saddened to learn the full extent of how challenging the last few years have been for Harry and Meghan. The issues raised, particularly that of race, are concerning. While some recollections may vary, they are taken very seriously and will be addressed by the family privately.”

“Harry, Meghan and Archie will always be much-loved family members.”

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