Controversial actor Laurence Fox has revealed he is launching a political party aiming for the “reclamation” of British values.
The 42-year-old said he has been given £5 million funding to start the party - including sums from former Tory donors.
The party has been provisionally called Reclaim - which has been described as "Ukip for culture."
The name will be subject to the approval of the electoral commission and the party could be officially launched as early as next month.
He said he hopes to stand dozens of candidates for the new party at the next election, adding that the party had been set up for people who are “tired of being told that we represent the very thing we have, in history, stood together against”.
Fox, who has been a fierce critic of the BBC for not employing him, sparked controversy when he said suggestions of “racism” over how the Duchess of Sussex was treated was “boring”.
He also hit out at black and working class actors for complaining about the industry once they have “five million quid in the bank”
The Sunday Telegraph quoted a source describing the party as “Ukip for culture”.
Fox has now tweeted that his party party will “change everything… with love, reason and understanding”.
He said in a statement posted on Twitter that “politicians have lost touch” with people and “public institutions now work to an agenda beyond their main purpose.
“Our modern United Kingdom was borne out of the respectful inclusion of so many individual voices,” he said.
“It is steeped in the innate values of families and communities, diverse in the truest sense but united in the want and need to call this island home.
He said he had received support from “those wishing to add their voices to this reclamation of our values”.
“Our country is now in desperate need of a new political movement which promises to make our future a shared endeavour, not a divisive one. This is now my endeavour.”
The actor said he wants “to preserve and celebrate our shared national history” and reform publicly funded institutions, from media to education, so they are “free from political bias”.