Far-right party leader Marine Le Pen to appear on the Andrew Marr Show


Brexit happened, then Donald Trump was elected. Now liberals in France are worried their country could have its own electoral shock.

According to William Hill, the odds of the National Front leader Marine Le Pen being the next French president have been slashed from 6/1 to 2/1.

The 48-year-old appears to be a front runner in next year's French Presidential elections, or at the very least, to become leader of the opposition. She's very anti-immigration and anti-EU.

(Christophe Ena/AP)
(Christophe Ena/AP)

On Wednesday Le Pen tweeted: "Congratulations to the new President of the United States Donald Trump and the American People, free!"

She later posted: "I dare repeat here that the election of Donald #Trump is good news for our country."

Her popularity is growing in France and this Sunday Le Pen will appear on the Andrew Marr Show. She believes the political events of this year are the start of a "world revolution".

Many people disagree with giving Le Pen airtime at all.

Others think it's important to scrutinise politicians of all parties.

BBC producer Rob Burley has ended up having to defend the decision to invite her onto the show. It's actually pre-recorded so Le Pen won't be at the BBC studios.

The Andrew Marr Show is on BBC 1 9am on Sunday.