Diane James has quit as Ukip leader - and everyone's wondering what that means for Nigel Farage

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.

diane james celebrates with nigel farage (Ben Birchall/PA)
(Ben Birchall/PA)

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.

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.

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.

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