Sacked GB News presenter heads to Disney World as fans raise funds to 'keep a roof over his head'

Sacked GB News presenter heads to Disney World as fans raise funds to 'keep a roof over his head'
Calvin Robinson slates 'doomed' GB news after being 'pushed out'
Dcn Calvin Robinson

Calvin Robinson, the GB News presenter who was dropped from the right-wing news channel following the Laurence Fox misogyny scandal, has jetted off to Disney World in Orlando – despite setting up a fundraiser to “keep a roof over his head”.

After Fox, leader of The Reclaim Party, appeared on GB News and made sexist remarks about PoliticsJOE reporter Ava Evans, host Dan Wootton failed to challenge him on the comments.

Fox was subsequently sacked from the station, while Wootton was suspended pending an investigation, which is still ongoing.

When Robinson expressed support for Wootton following his suspension, saying he would not appear on his colleague’s show without him, the Common Sense Crusade presenter was suspended as well, before having his contract terminated.

Robinson then released a lengthy 10-minute video on X (formerly Twitter) last week, in which he said he was “literally jobless”.

He said: “I rent a flat in London that I don’t know how I’m going to afford.

“If you’d like to support me in any way, keep a roof over my head and enable me to continue that ministry [in Harlesden] while I look at how I’m going to use my platform going forwards, from my public ministry, please do drop something into my crowdfund.”

The crowdfund on the site GiveSendGo – which has already gathered more than £28,700 out of its £30,000 target – adds that funds are also being raised for a “potential legal battle”.

The fundraiser suggests Robinson is low on cash after losing his “primary source of income”. However, updates posted to Robinson’s Instagram this week show him flying across the pond for a “pre-arranged preaching trip” – one he says is a “good excuse for a break away from a crazy week” – and exploring the Star Wars: Galaxy’s Edge area of Disney’s Hollywood Studios.

And it’s all been met with ridicule over on X (formerly known as Twitter):

After news outlets approached Robinson for comment as a right of reply, the commentator shared the emails and his responses on Twitter, claiming that "this is why we don't trust the press".

In one reply, he wrote: "I am in Florida on a speaking arrangement which was arranged months ago. I am with a group of godly Anglicans, and I am thankful for their fellowship after a gruelling week.

"My flight and accommodation was covered by the organisers, and I did not charge a fee.

"The support I have received on my crowdfund has been overwhelming. There are a lot of kind and supportive people out there. Without it I could have been made homeless by GB News, after being instantly cut off. I live hand-to-mouth like a lot of people in this country.

"These funds will go to pay my rent and bills and will not be touched for this trip, which was pre-arranged and pre-funded. It just goes to show there are some bad faith critics just looking for a reason to express their hatred towards anyone with politics they disagree with.

"The cry of 'grifter' is most often the cry of the politics of envy. It's a jealous projection made in bad faith, those people are best ignored."

Addressing his visit to Disney World, Robinson told a reporter from the Daily Telegraph: "One of the priests is bi-vocational and works at Disney. He got me into the park for free.

"We spent a morning in the Star Wars area, it was a great stress relief. I am not on holiday.

"I understand why the hard-left press would be chasing this story, with the 'grifter' angle they throw at anyone who makes a living giving opinions they do not like."

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