While many criticised Richard’s call, others were more complimentary of his efforts to try and catch out Mr Farage, with one tweeter describing it as “brilliant”.
Richard told Express.co.uk: “I am not a twerp nor am I an idiot.
“I did not realise people still use that phrase in the country.”
Mr Farage also used his LBC appearance to dismiss reports he would be making future appearances on reality TV.
He said: I’m not going into the Big Brother house or the jungle or Strictly.
“I’m not taking over from Chris Evans on Top Gear. I’ll tell you what I am doing, I am taking life a little easier.”
Earlier this month Mr Farage announced he would stand down as Ukip leader – claiming his work was done after winning the EU referendum.
He said he wished to spend more time with his family.