The actor and presenter comes under fire for inappropriate comments, leading to suspensions and internal investigations.
GB News presenter, Laurence Fox, has publicly apologised for making “demeaning” remarks about political journalist, Ava Evans, during a live broadcast of “Dan Wootton Tonight”. In the midst of the controversy, both Fox and Wootton faced suspension from GB News. This incident also triggered an Ofcom investigation after garnering around 7,300 complaints.
The contentious comments emerged during a discussion where Fox questioned Ms Evans’s attractiveness. Although he expressed frustration over her previous statements on a BBC debate about male suicide, he acknowledged the inappropriateness of his remarks. Fox stated in a video: “It’s demeaning to her, to Ava, so I’m sorry for demeaning you in that way… it’s not representative of who I am.”
Furthermore, Fox addressed his expectations of being dismissed by GB News, stating that his comments were a means to “clear my own conscience”. He criticised GB News for potentially compromising their self-proclaimed stance as the “home of free speech”, suggesting that they might be more susceptible to “cancel culture” than any other channel.
Additionally, Fox felt betrayed by Wootton’s subsequent apology, feeling as if he had been thrown “under the bus”. On the other hand, Ms Evans, hurt by the incident, confirmed she received an apology from the broadcaster. Source