Soubry apologises for 'foul-mouthed attack' on Farage

Anna Soubry has apologised after saying Ukip leader Nigel Farage "looks like somebody has put their finger up his bottom".

The defence minister dismissed her comment, made in the closing seconds of BBC One's Andrew Marr Show, as a "light-hearted remark".

Rory Bremner (L) and Peter Mandelson react after defence minister Anna Soubry's comment Credit: BBC/Andrew Marr Show

Comedian Rory Bremner, whose impression of Nigel Farage prompted the comment, asked Ms Soubry: "Are you allowed to say that?"

Mr Farage later said he was "astonished" by the "foul-mouthed attack" and insisted the minister had "stooped to the levels of crudity that any politician would spend a lifetime apologising for".