NIGEL Farage has named Vladimir Putin as his favourite politician and revealed that he often thinks of him while showering.
But Farage insisted there was nothing homo-erotic about his feelings for the Russian president and that they could easily share a hotel bed if there was some kind of booking error.
He added: “Like Russia, UKIP is a place for strongly heterosexual men who admire each other’s virility.
“Like President Putin, we love our country, we love our armed forces and we love our indigenous, sweaty working class men.
“I often think about President Putin while I’m showering because that’s where I do most of my thinking. I decided to oppose gay marriage just as I was coming to the end of a particularly interesting shower.”
A Kremlin spokesman said: “Mr Farage is virile and manly. We have sent him a signed photo of President Putin on a horse.”