Fox News announced on Friday that it has hired Nigel Farage, the former head of the United Kingdom's Independence Party and a leader of the "Brexit" movement, to serve as a paid contributor for the news network.
Farage was an early supporter of Britain leaving the European Union, arguing that the British people had to retake control of their country. The campaign succeeded in June 2016, when U.K. citizens voted to withdraw from the EU through a referendum.
Farage resigned from his leadership position a few weeks following the referendum vote and then started hosting his own radio program in the U.K.
In addition to his radio program, Farage has been involved in American politics by vocally supporting President Donald Trump, defending then-candidate Trump throughout his campaign.
Fox News made the hiring announcement as Trump was preparing to walk out of the U.S. Capitol building to be sworn in as the 45th president of the United States, Politico reported.
Farage's contract says that he will be a contributor on both the Fox News and Fox Business networks. He will join the channels effective immediately.