Dan Wootton suspended by GB News following comments made on his programme by Laurence Fox
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Dan Wootton has been suspended by GB News after his comments on a show featuring Laurence Fox last night.
Fox was also earlier suspended by GB News for the comments, which have been described as ‘unacceptable, unjustified, and indefensible’.
Announcing Wootton's suspension, the news channel said: "[We have] suspended Dan Wootton following comments made on his programme by Laurence Fox last night.
"This follows our decision earlier today to formally suspend Mr Fox.
"We are conducting a full investigation."
The comments made by Fox included the 45-year-old former actor asking ‘who would want to shag that?’
The bizarre rant was aimed at PoliticsJOE journalist Ava Evans.
In a statement announcing Fox’s suspension from the network, GB News apologised for his ‘unacceptable’ comments.
During the September 26 edition of Dan Wootton Tonight, Fox called Evans a ‘hard-left commentator’ and said: "Show me a single self-respecting man that would like to climb into bed with that woman ever...who wasn't an incel...who wasn't a cucked, little incel.”
Fox also called her a ‘little woman’ and said that she was ‘pathetic’ and ‘embarrassing’.
Whilst Fox was saying this, Wootton could be seen seemingly fighting back laughter, before eventually attempting to temper Fox’s horrible sentiments by saying: "I'm just going to provide a touch of balance for her, because she did actually respond to this earlier today saying that she regretted her comments, but she didn't apologise,
"And she's a very beautiful woman, Laurence, a very beautiful woman."
After the fact, Fox showed little remorse, posting on X: "Good night T***ter.
“Don’t shag hot, boring, mindless, blonde 26th wave feminists.
“That way misery lies.
“Every single human life is sacred."
Responding with a statement of their own, GB News said: "Comments made tonight on GB News by Laurence Fox were totally unacceptable.
"What he said does not reflect our values and we apologise unreservedly for the comments and the offence they have caused.
"We have launched an investigation and will be apologising to the individual involved.”
Wootton later tried to apologise on X himself, writing: "Dear @AvaSantina. I think you’re brilliant.
"Earlier tonight I was attempting to find your tweets to read back from my iPad and couldn’t locate them.
"I apologise for what was said during the course of my show and should have done this immediately on air.
"This is not what our channel is about."