Both Laurence Fox and Calvin Robinson have been officially sacked by GB News following an internal investigation over their conduct, the station has announced.
Robinson’s suspension follows channel boss Angelos Frangopoulos saying that Laurence Fox went “way past the limits of acceptance” in his “appalling” comments on GB News about self-described political commentator and radical feminist Ava Evans.
In a clip that has already been viewed over ten million times, Fox appeared on Dan Wootton’s show to discuss a vile tweet by Evans.
Evans had been widely condemned for appearing to dismiss the need for a government minister to address men’s mental health and suicide – an issue that claims thousands of lives every year. Evans also previously said she wants men to be ‘afraid’ and ‘live in fear’ of accusations made by women, regardless of whether or not those accusations are true.
Fox told Wootton: ‘We’re past the watershed so I can say this: show me a single self-respecting man that would like to climb into bed with that woman, ever, ever, who wasn’t an Incel?
‘That little woman has been fed, spoon-fed oppression day after day after day… starting with the lie of the gender wage gap, and she’s sat there and I’m going, if I met you in a bar and that was like sentence three, chances of me just walking away are just huge.
‘We need powerful strong amazing women who make great points for themselves, we don’t need these sort of feminist 4.0… they’re pathetic and embarrassing. Who would want to sh*g that?’
Wootton replied: ‘Well, look, she, I’m just going to provide a touch of balance from her because she did actually respond to this earlier today, saying that she regretted her comments but she didn’t apologise.’
Wootton added: ‘And she’s a very beautiful woman, Laurence, very beautiful woman.’
In a statement posted to X, GB News said: ‘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. We will be apologising formally to Ms Evans today.’
The following day, GB News also suspended Dan Wootton.
Calvin Robinson then tweeted: “I have been suspended from GB News.”
It followed an earlier post showing support for Wootton, saying he would not appear on Dan Wootton Tonight without his suspended colleague. Robinson, who has been widely criticised for spreading disinformation online and demonstrably false claims relating to politics and religion, also tweeted out attacks on his fellow GB News colleagues.
In a statement released on Wednesday, GB News said: “Laurence Fox and Calvin Robinson were both suspended last week pending internal investigations that have now concluded.
“As of today, GB News has ended its employment relationship with Laurence Fox and Calvin Robinson.
“The internal investigation into Dan Wootton continues.”
The news comes on an already bad day for Fox, who was arrested and had his home raided by police for allegedly ‘conspiring to commit criminal damage’ to ULEZ cameras.