Inside GB News: Scared presenters, anger and what staff really think of Dan Wootton

A GB Information insider has claimed that the channel’s presenters had been left petrified of changing into the “face of the apology” for the on-air behaviour of suspended presenters Dan Wootton and Laurence Fox.

Talking solely to, the staffer mentioned that fellow staff “assume it’s about time Dan Wootton acquired his comeuppance”.

The supply added that there could be “uproar from numerous feminine presenters” if Fox was reinstated on the channel.

They added that Wootton just isn’t common with workers – though he’s recognized to be “protecting” of his producers who could also be extra open to his return.

“Even those that would normally again Wootton assume he is tousled right here,” the supply mentioned, including that “everybody” he had spoken to was happy he had been suspended.

Speaking in regards to the normal view inside the firm on Wootton’s present, they added: “About 20% of workers just like the present, 80% assume he is a poisonous model.” 

Fox was about PoliticsJOE journalist Ava Evans on the present Dan Wootton Tonight on Tuesday (September 26).

Dan Wootton has presented his show on GB News since the channel's inception

Dan Wootton has introduced his present on GB Information because the channel’s inception (Picture: GB Information)

GB News staff have 'mixed' views about Dan Wootton

The GB Information newsroom (Picture: PA)


Laurence Fox has been suspended by GB Information (Picture: Getty)

The previous TV actor-turned-political commentator provoked outrage when he mentioned of Ms Evans throughout his look on Wotton’s present on Tuesday night time: “Present me a single, self-respecting man that wish to climb into mattress with that girl.

“That little girl has been fed… spoon-fed oppression day after day after day, beginning with the lie in regards to the gender pay hole.”

Ending his tirade, he requested rhetorically: “Who’d need to shag that?”

In the course of the outburst Wootton, who at this time had his contract with the MailOnline terminated, appeared to smirk at what was being mentioned.

When Fox’s diatribe was completed, Wootton tried so as to add a “contact of stability” and famous that Ms Evans regretted the feedback she’d made in regards to the thought of a minister for males throughout a TV look on the the day earlier than which had sparked Fox’s anger. Wootton additionally known as her a “very stunning girl”.

Ava Evans on ITV explaining her feelings about the episode

Ava Evans on ITV explaining her emotions in regards to the episode (Picture: ITV)

After GB Information formally apologised to Ms Evans, the supply inside the channel claimed that presenters had been “scared to be the face of the apology” on-air, regardless of most of the on-screen workers “distancing [themselves] on social media”.

Describing the episode the place Fox made his vile remarks, the insider mentioned: “Apparently the gallery senior producer was making an attempt to get him (Wootton) to maneuver on (and finish the interview with Fox).” 

In a sharp-tongued assault on one of many channel’s mid-morning presenters Bev Turner, who hasn’t appeared on her Britain’s Newsroom present with co-host Andrew Pierce since September 21, the staffer quipped: “Individuals [I have spoken to] are simply glad Bev’s not right here to tweet that Laurence Fox is her hero .”

The GB Information worker was referencing Turner’s defence of comic Russell Model, who’s alleged to have dedicated plenty of sexual offences, together with rape, between 2006 and 2013.

Model unequivocally denies any wrongdoing.

On September 24, Turner posted on X, previously Twitter, that she was on vacation in Cape City, South Africa.

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The insider was grateful presenter Bev Turner didn’t reply to the scandal (Picture: Getty)

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Describing the ambiance within the Paddington newsroom, the supply claimed that GB Information’ Chief Government Angelos Frangopoulos and his senior colleagues had been feeling the pressure of the scandal yesterday (Wednesday, September 27) however that the next day the temper had relaxed, with the channel’s prime brass assured that they had dealt with the disaster effectively.

The insider mentioned: “Angelos and co had been actually harassed yesterday however they appear extra chill at this time. The view is that they assume they acquired the response proper.”

They added: “No one [is] more likely to go away over this as [it is] simply one other GB Information embarrassment.”

The media regulator Ofcom has begun an investigation into Tuesday’s broadcast of Dan Wootton Tonight after receiving round 7,300 complaints.