Dan Wootton is suspended by GB News after Laurence Fox's vile rant on his show about journalist Ava Evans | The Sun

DAN Wootton has been suspended from GB News after Laurence Fox launched a vile tirade against a female journalist on his show.

The move comes just hours after Fox was also taken off air following his foul-mouthed rant.

In a statement, the channel said: "GB News has 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 were made yesterday on the presenter's show, Dan Wootton Tonight.

Fox sparked fury after lashing out at political correspondent Ava Evans, who works for website Joe.

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He said: "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.

"They're pathetic and embarrassing.

"Who'd want to s**g that?"

Ava revealed she was left feeling "physically sick" after hearing Fox rant about her on live TV.

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She posted on X (formerly Twitter) this afternoon: "I haven't had an apology yet if anyone was wondering.

"Really, really grateful to every person who reached out to me. From MPs, to journalists, to friends and people on here. I'm overwhelmed by how kind people have been.

"I'm also immensely grateful to the incredibly courageous people who spoke out despite working on the station."

Wootton, who used to work for The Sun, apologised for the remarks, saying he "regretted" the interview.

Ofcom is now launching a probe into the show after receiving a swathe of complaints.

A spokesperson for the TV regulator said: "We can confirm we've received a number of complaints about comments made by Laurence Fox on GB News last night.

"We are assessing these complaints against our broadcast rules and will publish the outcome as quickly as possible."

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