Diane James has quit as leader of Ukip, according to a senior party source.
The MEP became the first woman to lead the Eurosceptic party when she won the contest to replace Nigel Farage on September 16. But after just 18 days in charge, it seems that's all over.
Reports have suggested she made the decision to step down because of her husband's ill health.
There was no immediate response from the party to reports of the resignation.
As if Diane James has (potentially) quit already ??
-- Abbi (@raveun2joyinrep) October 4, 2016
I miss Diane James ?
-- Thucky (@Thuckster__) October 4, 2016
-- Melissa Cradock (@MelissaCradock) October 4, 2016
-- MattanzaMafiaFedora (@MattanzaMFedora) October 4, 2016
Naturally, people on Twitter are going crazy with speculation about what this means for Farage and whether he would potentially return for a third time to lead the party.
-- Jonny (@Israel_Jonny) October 4, 2016
Diane James quits and Nigel Farage be like: pic.twitter.com/jLlLPk1WQJ
-- Danny Hayes-Lissack (@thedannyhayes) October 4, 2016
18 days! Diane James quits as UKIP leader. Will Farage rise again?
-- Ed Packham (@EdwardPackham) October 4, 2016
Diane James to stand down as leader of UKIP, just in time for people's champion Nigel Farage's triumphant return to mainstream politics! pic.twitter.com/U4tKLnpigX
-- Nick Boyd-Vaughan (@nicholascbv) October 4, 2016
But it seems that isn't going to happen, according to the man himself.
When asked by the Press Association if he would consider returning as leader, Farage said: "Not for 10 million dollars." Asked if he would take 20 million dollars, he said: "No I'm not coming back, I'm retired."
Bad luck, Farage fans.