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Calvin Robinson becomes third presenter suspended by GB News

Calvin Robinson becomes third presenter suspended by GB News
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Calvin Robinson is suspended as a presenter on GB News following a Twitter rant defending colleagues Laurence Fox and Dan Wootton.

Calvin Robinson has been suspended from his role as a presenter on GB News following a rant about the broadcaster's decision to suspend colleagues Dan Wootton and Laurence Fox.

The channel has found itself at the centre of a media storm this week after Fox appeared on Wootton's show and made derogatory remarks about the female journalist Ava Evans.

GB News execs were quick to take both Fox and Wootton out of the schedules following the incident while a decision is made on their respective futures.

Robinson, who is a cleric and has presented a Saturday night religious show for GB News for the last year, took to Twitter to criticise his employers and back Wootton in the row.

"Dan Wootton had a significant part to play in building GB News," he wrote. "He invited me along pre-launch, he also brought so many people onboard. Behind the cameras as well as on-screen talent.

"Including the careerist ambitious ones who are currently gunning for his job. These people are worse than the woke mob, because these vultures are giving the mob ammunition and essentially escalating the channel's demise.

"We failed as a community to stand up for (former GB News presenter) Mark Steyn. If we let them do the same to Dan, it's over. The channel will be on borrowed time, we will all be the next in the firing line.

"I get that people have to pay the bills. But GB News is more than a job - it's certainly more than a chance to be on the telly - it is a mission. An opportunity to shift the dial in public discourse. To have the conversations the shills on other channels cannot or will not have. We must do all we can to avoid GB News becoming just another MSM outlet. Which it will, if we let it.

"Our bosses are scared. Afraid of Ofcom, afraid of the woke mob, and afraid they're going to run out of money unless they manage to sort this advertising problem out. We need to give them courage, not enable them to capitulate. If they pander to the woke mob, we are finished. Someone else might get the prime time slot for a bit, but it will not be a promotion if you jump in Dan's grave. You'll just be making space alongside his corpse for your own.

"Standing up for Dan is standing up for the very idea of GB News. If he falls, we all fall. We are about to see if people really care about the project, or they just want a better slot, with a bigger team and better pay."

Three hours after his post, Robinson tweeted that he had been suspended from the channel.

A short statement from GB News said: "GB News confirms that it has suspended Calvin Robinson pending an investigation."

Robinson's show tomorrow night has been replaced by an extended edition of The Saturday Five, while Patrick Christys will be taking over Fox's Friday night slot for the time being.

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