The Brexit champion, who was celebrating Theresa May’s move to trigger Article 50 with a pint, was approached by the Sky News journalist in Westminster.
Mr Farage, pint of beer in hand, described the occasion as “the impossible dream” coming true, after campaigning for 25 years for the UK to ditch its EU membership.
He said: “Today is the day, for me, after 25 years of campaigning that the impossible dream came true – I am delighted.”
The former Ukip leader was then asked to offer a show of support to Remain supporters on the day which has been described as “sad” by pro-European politicians.
Nigel Farage rebuked a journalist asking for support for Remainers after Brexit
It may have been 48 per cent on June 23 last year, but things have changed hugely
A smiling Mr Farage rebuked: “Come on, keep up with the main party!
“It may have been 48 per cent on June 23 last year, but things have changed hugely.
“Consistent opinion polls show nearly 70 per cent of the population want the Government to get on with Brexit.
“I want us to leave with a sensible free trade deal in place – fully understanding we are their most important export market in the world, they call us ‘treasure island’ for goodness sake.
“What we have to do is approach this correctly, to recognise there may be politicians in Europe, who are prepared to damage their own workers’ interests to try and keep this crumbling union together.
“What we have to do is negotiate in the corridors and smokeless rooms of Brussels, we need to get out there to the areas where they export huge amounts to Britain and get them to put pressure on their politicians.”
His comments come after Britain’s ambassador to the EU, Sir Tim Barrow, formally handed in the Government’s intention to begin divorce talks in an historic meeting with the EU Council President, Donald Tusk.
Addressing reporters in Brussels after the meeting, Mr Tusk said: “There is no reason to pretend that this is a happy day, neither in Brussels nor London.
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“After all, most Europeans, including almost half the British voters, wish that we would stay together not drift apart.”
Speaking in the Commons, Prime Minister Mrs May said: “ Today, the Government acts on the democratic will of the British people. And it acts, too, on the clear and convincing position of this House.
“A few minutes ago in Brussels, the UK’s Permanent Representative to the EU handed a letter to the President of the European Council on my behalf, confirming the Government’s decision to invoke Article 50 of the Treaty on European Union.”
She vowed to create a Britain which would “shape the world” and be “more outward looking”.