Nigel Farage tricked into saying "Up the Ra" in video birthday greeting 10 months ago

Nigel Farage tricked into saying "Up the Ra" in video birthday greeting

"I hope you enjoy a few pints with the lads tonight. Up the Ra!"

Nigel Farage has said he was hoaxed into saying "Up the Ra" in a video birthday greeting which has gone viral.

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The former head of the UK Independence Party and current GB News host joined Cameo earlier in this year, a video-sharing platform where celebrities send personalised video messages to fans.

For €87 on Cameo, people can buy a message from Farage for themselves or a friend.

A recent Cameo clip sees the leading Brexiteer sign-off with the Republican slogan in a paid-for birthday message sent to an Irish man, after being requested by the man's friend.

“I hope you have a great birthday... Now, it’s a bit early in the day so all I’ve got actually is coffee but I hope you enjoy a few pints with the lads tonight. Up the Ra!" Farage says in the greeting before taking a sip of his coffee.

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Because of the video, the phrase "Up the Ra" is now trending on Twitter.

Regarding the clip, Farage told the MailOnline: "If I saw 'Up the Ra' I would have looked at that as something very innocent and wouldn't have even known there was an implication to it.

"A lot of messages that I get are friends sending each other messages with their own little jokes or their own little words which I have to judge and of course I reject some if they are crude or offensive."

On whether he would accept a message request that was supportive of the IRA, he responded: "Are you joking? I had a face-to-face death threat from them."

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You can watch the clip below.