Laurence Fox suspended from GB News over vile rant about journalist Ava Evans

GB News has ‘formally suspended’ Laurence Fox after he made ‘totally unacceptable’ comments about a female journalist on Dan Wooton’s show.

On Dan Wootton’s show on Tuesday evening, Fox made a series of remarks about Ava Evans, known as Ava Santina on X, formerly Twitter, including asking ‘Who would want to shag that?’.

The broadcaster later launched an investigation, branding Fox’s comments ‘totally unacceptable’ and adding: ‘What he said does not reflect our values and we apologise unreservedly for the comments and the offence they have caused.’

In their latest statement, on Wednesday morning, GB News announced it had taken further measures against Fox and suspended the former actor with immediate effect while their probe continues.

The statement, posted on X, formerly known as Twitter, reads: ‘GB News has formally suspended Laurence Fox while we continue our investigation into comments he made on the channel last night.

‘Mr Fox’s suspension is effective immediately and he has been taken off air.

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According to its website, the party exists to challenge ‘woke orthodoxy’ and promote ‘freedom of speech’, which it views as being ‘under grave peril.’

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