Nigel Farage ‘in the past many treated me like a war criminal’
Nigel Farage stunned the television world by scooping best news presenter at the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) awards today.
The former Brexit leader beat fellow GB News host Eamonn Holmes and Talk TV’s Piers Morgan as he won the hotly contested award.
But the victory did not come before some controversy with rhe TRIC Awards main sponsors kicking him out of the drinks reception area before the event got underway.
Mr Farage later received an apology.
But before going in he joked on video that many of the people in the awards had interviewed him and “treated me like a war criminal.”
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After the apology from the main sponsor before his moment of glory receiving the award, Mr Farage tweeted: “Well knock me down… The main sponsor here has apologised to me, which I have fully accepted.”
The GB News evening show anchor was involved with the Channel when it first launched two years ago.
His 7pm show is now one of the most popular evening slots among broadcasters and he has consistantly easily beaten Piers Morgan for viewers on Talk TV which was launched shortly after GB News.
Mr Farage has won over viewers by picking up where he left off as the former leader of UKIP and the Brexit Party by not being afraid to tackle controversial issues.
He was the first to reveal the smll boats crisis, taking a boat out into the English Channel to do live broadcasts of illegal migrants coming over from France.
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The TRIC Award for best news presenter was won after a vote for the public.
Opponents often mocked the former Brexit leader for not being able to win a Westminster seat but he has finally come come good in a public individual vote.
After being named the winner, Mr Farage said: “Those of you shouting, think about this. There is a large gap in the broadcast market.
“You’ve all become too much the same. And that is where GB News, led by Angelos Frangopoulous, come in. What we’re doing is creating a new, fresh brand in British broadcasting.
“When we overcome the awareness problem, we’re going to be a major force in British broadcasting.”
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