Nigel Farage leaves LBC Radio show 'with immediate effect' after three years at station

6/12/2020 4:42:00 PM

Nigel Farage leaves LBC Radio show ‘with immediate effect’ giving bosses just hours to fill his slot after contract row

Nigel Farage leaves LBC Radio show ‘with immediate effect’ giving bosses just hours to fill his slot after contract row

NIGEL Farage quit his show on LBC radio with “immediate effect” – leaving bosses just hours to fill his slot this evening. The Brexit Party boss stepped down after reportedly afte…

protests.Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage will no longer host his LBC Radio show"with immediate effect", the broadcaster has announced.Published on Thu 11 Jun 2020 15.reports indicate may have led to the decision.

2 Nigel Farage has been forced to resign from his show on LBC radio with "immediate effect" Credit: PA:Press Association His usual 6-7pm show on Thursday nights was tonight merged with Iain Dale's after he left without warning.He denied leaving due to a furious row with bosses when approached by the MailOnline, but wouldn't provide further comment."We thank Nigel for the enormous contribution he has made to LBC and wish him well.has often courted controversy as a presenter and a politician, clashing with colleagues on the station while hosting regular slots since 2017.“Nigel Farage’s contract with LBC is up very shortly and following discussions with him, Nigel is stepping down from LBC with immediate effect,” said the station’s managing director, Tom Cheal, in a message to staff.Fellow LBC presenter James O'Brien, today tweeted: "We got our station back.Mr Farage hosted his show as recently as Wednesday evening." LBC tweeted today "Nigel Farage's contract with LBC is up very shortly and, following discussions with him, Nigel is stepping down from LBC with immediate effect.Still, at least he'll have more time to sit around in his.

"We thank Nigel for the enormous contribution he has made to LBC and wish him well.It came after the companies said they would observe a minute's silence to mark the death of.The LBC presenter James O’Brien tweeted: “We got our station back." Nigel Farage's contract with LBC is up very shortly and, following discussions with him, Nigel is stepping down from LBC with immediate effect LBC spokesperson Mr Farage's producer Christian Mitchell said he was shocked by the news, tweeting: “Hearing this on social media...His programme regularly hit the headlines but struggled to establish itself as a US-style rightwing radio show, partly due to the limitations of the British broadcasting code.” The former MEP's show has sparked multiple investigations in the three years it has aired.

His friendship with Donald Trump helped secure the station an interview with the US president in October last year.And last year he engaged in a heated clash with a caller over the prospect of the creation of an EU army, asking him: "When will you stop lying?" Ofcom also assessed comments he made on the show about the refugee crisis, when he referred to Sweden as "the rape capital of Europe".Messages passed to the Guardian show Yinka Bokinni and Shayna Marie Birch-Campbell, the hosts of the CapitalXtra breakfast show, expressing their exasperation with the company’s response: “As black women in the public eye and forward-facing representatives of this company who are actively speaking out against white privilege and fighting for change, we currently don’t feel like we have the backing of the place we call home.The shock departure comes after Mr Farage, an arch Brexiteer, has been outspoken in criticism of controversial statues being removed during Black Lives Matter protests.Earlier this week accused after they tore down a monument to slave-trader Edward Colston in Bristol.During a fiery debate with activists and historian he was accused of inciting race hate.

STATUE ROW However Mr Farage said: “The Taliban love to blow up and destroy historical monuments from a different time that they do not approve of.“What we saw at the weekend was the most appalling example of mob rule.” Asked if the decision to step down was related to the controversy surrounding his recent comments, a spokesman for LBC declined to comment.In the debate, Mr Farage clashed with historian Professor Kate Williams and Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu.Today Prof Williams tweeted: "On Tuesday, Nigel Farage made the disgraceful comparison of Black Lives Matter to the Taliban on GMB.

"Horrific spreading of race hatred and inciting hate.Now, he is 'stepping down' from LBC - immediate effect."This is long overdue.Race hatred must be off all the airwaves -now!" The departure of Mr Farage comes after presenters at radio station Capital Xtra, which shares parent company Global Radio with LBC, criticised Global for its response to Black Lives Matter.Breakfast show hosts Yinka Bokinni and Shayna Marie Birch-Campbell reportedly said they were "embarrassed" by statements on race issued by the company.

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Now listening to talkRADIO. Giving LBC a miss. Don't be surprised if Thornberry,or Abbott replaces him would suit the set up at LBC Mzz Merlin you have taken a long time to speak out about the Sun.Liverpool banned the paper from their city,the people have never bought it since Hillsborough Disaster,were was your support then.

BoycottTheSun He was sacked because of racist comments probably Largely a lefty radio station so no shock .....and has now joined talkRADIO He was sacked, stop sugarcoating.

Nigel Farage to leave LBC Radio 'with immediate effect'Brexit Party leader Nigel Farage will no longer host his LBC Radio show 'with immediate effect', the broadcaster has announced Good riddance! Best presenter on there

Nigel Farage to leave radio station LBC 'with immediate effect'Brexit party leader is stepping down after discussions with station, says managing director yes, his family stopped tuning in....so he now has 0 listeners who

Nigel Farage just 'quit' LBC Radio with 'immediate effect' and people have a lot of thoughtsIt has been announced by LBC Radio that Nigel Farage will no longer be hosting his show on the station with 'immediate effect.' In a tweet posted by LBC on Thursday afternoon, the station stated that I thought he was actually a good radio show host. He didn’t come across as radically right wing a lot of the time Russian military aircraft entered the Alaskan Air Defense Identification Zone and were intercepted by US fighter jets.. worldwarboomers He’s left to spend more time with KTHopkins

Nigel Farage quits LBC radio show amid anger over Black Lives Matter commentsA statement on Twitter said the Brexit Party leader is stepping down and thanked him for the 'enormous contribution' he as made to LBC. Sacked more like for his anti BLM rantings in the face of a Global Radio commitment to learn and be sensitive. 'Quits' About this fucker was taken off the air!

Nigel Farage leaves LBC with immediate effect'Nigel Farage's contract with LBC is up very shortly and, following discussions with him, Nigel is stepping down,' says spokesman

LBC presenter James O’Brien reacts triumphantly to Nigel Farage’s sudden departure'We got our station back': LBC presenter James O’Brien reacts triumphantly to Nigel Farage’s sudden departure Farexit Tory/ BBC media if you have hidden/promoted 66000 dead, English Racism and 12% deflation perhaps 20% fall in GDP will alert even Thachers Children that this is the most incompetent Shambolic government in history and must be removed. How’s your family(s Johnston) doing? What about Nick 'get out the country' Ferrari lbc