Nigel Farage has said "the Prime Minister got too personally involved" with the EU referendum.
Farage, who has been campaigning for the country to leave the EU for most of his political life, expressed his jubilation at the result.
"I've worked many years to have our independence day, and it has arrived," he told Julia Hartley-Brewer. "The little people, the ordinary people stood up to the establishment saying we want our country back. It's happened. It's wonderful.
"I feel a combination of delight and also relief.
"You'll get some oscillations in the market for the next few days, beyond this, nothing to worry about."
The results saw David Cameron announce his resignation. The UKIP leader had a few parting words for him.
"I just think the Prime Minister got too personally involved, therefore he had to go," he added. "He's not a bad man.
"He just found himself on the wrong side of the argument."