Farage: Miley is a negative influence on my daughter

Asked about twerking and sexualised content seen by children, UKIP leader Nigel Farage has told ITV's The Agenda he believes Miley Cyrus is a "negative and pernicious influence" on his young daughter.

Ukip leader Nigel Farage on The Agenda on ITV. Credit: Dave Thompson/PA Wire/Press Association Images

He said: "I've always been a fairly let it all hang out type of person, there's no point having things that are banned or illegal, let them make their own minds up."

He adds: "And then I had two young daughters. Call me hypocrite if you want to but my 8-year-old talks about Miley Cyrus over the breakfast table...This really is a very bad, negative, pernicious influence.

"So that's my position, I don't like it, I think the influence on my 8-year-old daughter is bad. The question is what to do about it - I honestly don't know...You can ban things being on television but actually through iphones and everything else it's accessible anyway."