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The BBC’s flagship present affairs satire present “Have I Got News For You” has sparked outrage after airing what has been labelled as a “hypocritical” skit about Laurence Fox.

One section of the present, which featured Victoria Coren Mitchell as visitor host and Carol Vorderman as a panellist, poked enjoyable on the greatest tales of the week – one in all which was the furore over sexist feedback made by Laurence Fox on GB News about PoliticsJOE reporter Ava Evans.

Fox was sacked from his GB News function following the media storm that ensued after the younger feminine journalist shared a broadly condemned clip from the Dan Wootton present of the Reclaim chief launching right into a misogynistic rant.

Commenting on the information, Ms Vorderman mentioned: “Ah, yes. So, Laurence Fox was on Dan Wootton’s show and he said some terrible things about a female journalist called Ava Evans. Then there were lots of complaints, and then Laurence Fox was sacked but Dan Wootton, apparently there’s an internal investigation.”

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Ms Coren Mitchell then joked: “More importantly, though, Carol, about Laurence Fox, would you s*** him?”

Ms Vorderman wouldn’t be drawn and as an alternative twisted her face right into a grimace and made an audible “ugh” sound.

There has since been a livid response to the section, which was broadcast on Friday evening and is nonetheless obtainable to view on iPlayer.

Defund the BBC marketing campaign director Rebecca Ryan argued the feedback meant the company was “in breach of its contract with the British people” and subsequently the TV licence “must be scrapped”.

She instructed “The blatant hypocrisy of the BBC and the liberal left is clear for all to see. The BBC’s divisive identity agenda pushes double standards and drives a wedge between men and women, old and young, so-called progressive and traditional.

“The broadcaster is obliged by its charter to be impartial and represent all parts of the UK. That charter allows the BBC to tax people, via the TV licence, for watching any live broadcast TV.

“The BBC is in breach of its contract with the British people and therefore the TV licence must be scrapped. The British people should not be bullied into funding this divisive broadcaster any longer.”

Meanwhile, taking to X to share the video, Laurence Fox mentioned: “One rule for them. One rule for us. And our ‘side’ keeps surrendering.”

Also commenting on X, journalist David Atherton mentioned: “Could the Metropolitan ‘Elite’ be more hypocritical?”

Fox’s fellow GB News presenter Calvin Robinson was additionally dragged into the storm after he refused to seem on the platform in solidarity with Fox and Wootton.

Robinson has since been sacked after stating bosses had been “scared” of regulator Ofcom, which has launched an investigation into the interview following at the very least 8,800 complaints in regards to the remarks made by Fox.

The GB News investigation into Wootton continues.

The BBC was contacted for remark.