Nigel Farage could be axed from Question Time after Brexit Party pulls out of Tory seats

A Scottish candidate for the Brexit Party has caused outrage after declaring war on the LGTQ commu

A Scottish candidate for the Brexit Party has caused outrage after declaring war on the LGTQ community. Photograph: BBC. - Credit: Archant

Nigel Farage could be axed from a special episode of Question Time after he decided not to stand in the election - and pulled Brexit Party candidates out of scores of Tory seats.

Farage had been lined up to appear on a 30-minute episode of Question Time in advance of the general election on December 12th as a political figure leading an organisation fielding 600 candidates nationwide.

But after he made the decision not to stand, and to drop 317 candidates from Tory-held constituencies, the Times reports that the BBC is reviewing the decision, with the corporation stating that plans are "not finalised yet".

Such a decision to axe his appearance would anger Farage, who has previously claimed he does not get enough publicity from the organisation.

His claims were made shortly before he appeared a 33rd time on Question Time.

The corporation had announced previously programmes which would include a head-to-head with Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn, a seven-way leadership debate including Farage, as well as interviews with smaller party leaders including the Brexit Party and Green Party.

A spokesperson at the time said: "In the run up to the election, Nigel Farage, leader of the Brexit Party, is expected to take part in a 30 minute Question Time special and Sian Berry or Jonathan Bartley, leaders of the Green Party, will also feature on an audience focused special programme."

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Nigel Farage's programme was set to be recorded in Peterborough next Monday.

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