Nigel Farage has revealed he is "very flattered" by Donald Trump's endorsement for the role of Britain's ambassador to the United States.
In a highly unusual intervention, the president-elect tweeted late on Monday night: "Many people would like to see @Nigel_Farage represent Great Britain as their Ambassador to the United States. He would do a great job!"
The tycoon's Twitter endorsement is likely to be a source of embarrassment for Theresa May, who was beaten to meeting the future president in person by Farage earlier this month.
Farage told the Press Association: "I'm very flattered by the comments.
"I have said since I met the president-elect that I would like to do anything I can to act in a positive way to help relationships between our two countries."
Downing Street have repeated their sentiment there is "no vacancy" for Farage, praising Britain's incumbent ambassador, Sir Kim Darroch.
A No 10 spokesman said: "There is no vacancy. We already have an excellent ambassador to the US."
However Farage said it was "obvious" Sir Kim, who took over in January, should resign as he was part of the "old regime".