Nigel Farage sings along to Eminem on stage in Blackpool

Reform UK leader Nigel Farage channelled rapper Eminem on stage in front of supporters following a day of campaigning.

The politician ended Thursday at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool where about 600 supporters gathered to see him speak.

He entered the conference room to Eminem song Without Me, which features the lyrics “Guess who’s back, back again?”, and sang along as the audience stood and applauded.

Pyrotechnics which were seen on stage when rehearsals took place earlier in the day failed to go off.

Reform UK leader Nigel Farage holds his head in his hands after speaking at an event at the Imperial Hotel in Blackpool
Reform UK leader Nigel Farage urged people to stream Eminem’s song on Spotify (Tim Markland/PA)

Mr Farage greeted his audience by saying “Guess who’s back” before appealing for them to stream the rapper’s song.

He said: “Please, please stream on Spotify, Without You (sic) from Eminem and give them some support.

“Because, though I’m normally an original thinker, we did nick it and they deserve a bit of support, so please do that.”

He urged the audience to be part of a “much-needed revolt against the failed political establishment”.

He said: “We are unashamedly patriotic, we tell it how it is, we believe we can bring radical change, better change to our country over the course of the next few years.”

Eminem’s song was played for a second time as Mr Farage clapped along and waved to the crowd at the end of his speech.

Mr Farage spent the afternoon in Blackpool, where he unveiled a poster declaring the number of migrants crossing the Channel was a “national security emergency” and then watched part of England’s game against Denmark in the Armfield Club.

His arrival in the seaside resort was pre-empted by political campaign group Led By Donkeys, who posted a video of beach artwork in front of the Blackpool Tower featuring Mr Farage’s face and the words: “Friend of Putin. Enemy of the NHS.”

Earlier in the day, the politician took part in some clay pigeon shooting after meeting supporters at outdoor activity centre Catton Hall in Frodsham, Cheshire.

He hit four of the clay pigeon targets before being asked to pose for photos.

He refused to point a gun at photographers, saying: “Never point a gun, even in jest.”

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Filming a TikTok while holding the shotgun open over his arm, he said: “Shooting, provided it’s safe, under supervision, if you haven’t done it go shoot some clays. Fun.”

He arrived at the location in a helicopter which landed in a nearby field.

Speaking to Reform supporters in Cheshire, the party leader said “something remarkable” was happening with younger voters.

He said: “We are not doing well with millennials. The 25 to 35s we’re not doing well with, but Generation Z, Gen Z, the 15 to 25s, something remarkable, I mean truly remarkable, is happening.

“Our support in that age bracket is rapidly, and I mean rapidly, going up.

“The following I’ve built up on TikTok, Instagram, those sort of accounts is amazing.”

He was greeted with cheers and whooping from the crowd of supporters when he said he had been voted the sexiest party leader by a website called

He also said football supporters at the Euro 2024 tournament in Germany had been “wearing Farage masks”.

He added: “There’s an awakening in a younger generation who’ve had enough of being dictated to, had enough of being lectured to and they’re seeing through the BS they’re getting in schools and universities.”