Ukip’s former donor, billionaire businessman Arron Banks last night led calls for the party’s leadership contest to be scrapped and for Mr Farage to be reinstated as leader.
He Tweeted: “The UKIP leadership election has to be stopped, Farage needs to be back.”
And a senior Ukip figure told the Daily Express, that “high level conversations have been had” about Mr Farage returning.
He said: “The country is facing a crisis, Brexit has been betrayed and we need Nigel back to lead us in the this fight. He is the only person for the job in these circumstances.
Mr Farage has been Ukip leader three times and this would be his fourth time in the job.
However, he has previously promised that if Brexit was betrayed he would come back to lead the fight to win it all over again.
Brexit has been betrayed and we need Nigel back to lead us in the this fight