LBC took to twitter to announce ‘Nigel Farage’s contract with LBC is up very shortly and, following discussions with him, Nigel is stepping down from LBC with immediate effect. We thank Nigel for the enormous contribution he has made to LBC and wish him well.’
On Tuesday he had his microphone muted during an appearance on Good Morning Britain after he defended slave trader Edward Colston and compared Black Lives Matter protesters to terrorists.
He was accused of inciting racism with ‘outrageous’ comments including calling the downing of Colston’s statue in Bristol ‘mob rule’ and comparing anti-racist protests to the Taliban. Farage’s microphone was cut during clashes with host Piers Morgan as well as fellow guests, lawyer and activist Dr Shola Mos-Shogbamimu and historian professor Kate Williams.