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'Get back to singing and acting': Nigel Farage criticises 'woke celebrities' angry at Tory election victory

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Nigel Farage has hit out at “woke celebrities” who have criticised Boris Johnson’s landslide election victory - and told them to go “back to singing and acting”.

The Conservative Party’s claimed traditional Labour voting areas to command an 80-seat majority in the Commons.

El líder del Partido Brexit británico Nigel Farage habla en un acto de campaña en Worksop, Inglaterra, 3 de diciembre de 2019. La elección general en Gran Bretaña será el 12 de diciembre. (Jacob King/PA via AP)
Mr Farage hit back at high profile names expressing their disappointment at Boris Johnson's landslide victory (AP)

The Brexit Party leader claimed his movement was responsible for taking thousands of Labour votes in disastrous night for Jeremy Corbyn.

On Sunday he had a message for famous faces who have spoken out against the results.

Speaking to Good Morning Britain on Sunday, Mr Farage criticised high profile names such as Lily Allen and Hugh Grant who had “woken up to a bad morning” following the December 12 result.

On Sunday, GMB host Piers Morgan asked Mr Farage if he had a message for those celebrities.

Nigel Farage the leader of the Brexit Party takes questions from journalists during an election press conference in London, Tuesday, Dec. 10, 2019. Britain goes to the polls on Dec. 12. (AP Photo/Matt Dunham)
Mr Farage claimed his party was responsible for taking thousands of Labour votes and allowing seats to flip to the Tories (AP)

The Brexit Party leader replied: “My message to woke celebrities: Get back to acting, get back to singing.

“Oh and do yourself a favour - go outside the M25 and you will find people have very different views to you.”

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After the election Lily Allen condemned Mr Johnson’s victory on social media.

She has since deleted her Twitter account, claiming the site was giving a platform “to right wing politics”.

But on her active Instagram account, a post reads: “Some say it was Brexit, some day it was Jeremy [Corbyn], personally, and I know no one wants to hear it, I think that racism and misogyny runs so so deep in this country and that Boris won because of his attitude towards those things and not in spite of them.”

Lily Allen attends the "Frozen 2" European premiere at BFI Southbank in London. (Photo by Keith Mayhew / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)
Lily Allen has deleted her Twitter account (AP)

Mr Farage’s comments follow a similar statement on Saturday, where he took aim at voters who were struggling to accept the Prime Minister’s victory.

He tweeted: “Anyone that protests against the election result ought to go and live in North Korea.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds enter Downing Street as the Conservatives celebrate a sweeping election victory on December 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Giannis Alexopoulos/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his partner Carrie Symonds enter Downing Street as the Conservatives celebrate a sweeping election victory (GETTY)

“We live in a democracy, Boris Johnson is Prime Minister and Brexit is (finally) happening.”

The Prime Minister’s stunning general election victory means the UK’s departure from the European Union is now all but guaranteed.

A large new intake of Conservative MPs elected under Mr Johnson’s ‘Get Brexit Done’ manifesto means the Prime Minister finally has the numbers to push his deal through the Commons.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to supporters during a visit to see newly elected Conservative party MP for Sedgefield, Paul Howell during a visit to Sedgefield Cricket Club in County Durham.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson speaks to supporters during a visit to see newly elected Conservative party MP for Sedgefield, Paul Howell during a visit to Sedgefield Cricket Club in County Durham.

On Saturday, speaking in the former Labour stronghold of Sedgefield - once a seat of Tony Blair and a red area since 1930s - Mr Johnson laid out his ethos for his new term in office.

He said: “I want to say to all of my colleagues as MPs, when we get down to Westminster, we begin our work - remember we are not the masters, we are the servants now.

"We are the servants now and our job is to serve the people of this country and to deliver on our priorities.”

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