Nigel Farage ‘shocked’ after parents of daughter’s long-term boyfriend plead guilty to drug offences following raid on their home



Nigel Farage was ‘shocked’ after the parents of his daughter’s long-term boyfriend pleaded guilty to drug offences following a raid on their home.

Mr Farage’s youngest daughter Izzy, 18, has been dating Jack McKenna, 18, for two years and even took him to Australia during her father’s time on I’m a Celebrity.

But the broadcaster has now revealed that his family is ‘in shock’ after Jack’s parents, Darren McKenna and Lacey Tilley, admitted to two counts each of conspiracy to supply class A drugs.

Mr Farage, 59, expressed his support for Jack as he told the Sun: ‘He’s a nice lad with no record of any kind with the police or any problems at school.

‘He can’t help where he comes from, nor can any of us, it’s obviously a very difficult situation.’

Nigel Farage (right) was ‘shocked’ after the parents of his daughter Izzy’s (left) long-term boyfriend pleaded guilty to drug offences following a raid on their home
Mr Farage’s youngest daughter Izzy (left), 18, has been dating Jack McKenna (rigth), 18, for two years and even took him to Australia during her father’s time on I’m a Celebrity

He added that Jack deserved ‘every chance’ and he wouldn’t be ‘judgmental’ about him for something his parents did.

Mr Farage also said that his youngest daughter and her boyfriend were ‘very good together’. 

‘This has been a shock for everyone involved, but I don’t want to see this affect the rest of Jack’s life.’

This comes after police swooped Jack’s parents’ £500,000 family home in Bromley, south east London, on October 6 last year. Jack and Izzy had reportedly stayed together at the property.

His grandmother’s house, where Jack and his father regularly stayed, was also raided by the Met Police, the Sun understands.

Mr Farage said that while he knew that Jack stayed at his grandmother’s house a lot due to ‘ups and downs’ at home, he didn’t know ‘the full extent’ of what was going on with the teenager’s parents. 

But the broadcaster has now revealed that his family is ‘in shock’ after Jack’s parents, Darren McKenna (pictured) admitted to two counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs
Lacey Tilley (pictured) also admitted to two counts of conspiracy to supply class A drugs

But the I’m a Celebrity contestant reiterated that Jack was ‘a good lad’ who hopes to be successful in life despite where he comes from.

Jack, who accompanied Izzy to Australia where she prepared to greet her father as he left the jungle, could now see his parents being jailed for up to ten years after they pleaded guilty to the drug offences.

A source close to Jack’s family told the Sun last night that Jack was ‘really upset’ and ‘worried’ over the prospect of his parents going to prison for years.

The source also claimed that Izzy was a regular guest at Jack’s house and that her mother Kirsten has also been there ‘quite a bit’. 

Izzy lives with her mother in Oxted Surrey, which is just half an hour away from Jack’s family home.  

Darren McKenna and Lacey Tilley are due to appear at Woolwich Crown Court in south east London in January.

Until then, McKenna is held on remand at HMP Belmarsh, a Category A prison. 

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