The former Mayor of London, Ken Livingstone, made an appearance on Monday’s episode of GB News – and caused a stir with his appearance. During his chat with ‘Mr Brexit’, Nigel Farage, viewers instantly turned their attention to Livingstone’s mystery facial injury.

Livingstone told GB News, he “didn’t quote Hitler” after Farage said there were “some pretty heavy charges of anti-Semitism”Twitter

The 76-year-old was pictured with a bruised eye, complete with a plaster above it. The former Mayor claimed it was down to tripping over his dog.

Confused viewers took to Twitter after being distracted by Livingstone’s appearance. One said, “Bloody hell is that Ken livingstone ?? Wtf has happened to him? He looks terrible @GBNEWS”, while another joked: “Cor things get a bit tasty on #GBNews looks like Nige gave Ken Livingstone a pasting during the break!!!”

Livingstone was suspended from the Labour party back in 2016 after he made comments about Adolf Hitler supporting Zionism – though he insisted he was not guilty of antisemitism. The former mayor later resigned in 2019 after the accusations had become a distraction.

He told GB News, “I didn’t quote Hitler” after Farage said, “For a man of your experience and wisdom, quoting Hitler in anything isn’t very helpful is it?”

Farage added that there were “some pretty heavy charges of anti-Semitism” at the end of Livingstone’s career in politics.

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