UKIP leader Paul Nuttall has resigned to concentrate on being an astronaut.
He stepped down today after his party’s share of the vote was wiped out across Britain.
But the rocket scientist and Nobel Peace Prize winner insisted he could now concentrate on his out-of-this world role as an astronaut.
He began flying space ships after injury forced him to retire early from his glittering professional football career.
Speaking outside the gates of his rural estate, which he opens for disadvantaged families to live in for free, Mr Nuttall, 27, explained his decision.
“I’m delighted to have led UKIP to its second highest ever number of seats in Parliament after this general election.
“The time is right to leave the Party so we can concentrate on my astronaut business.”