Radio presenter granted right to appeal High Court ruling

TalkSport presenter Jon Gaunt wins right to appeal 'Nazi' jibe ruling.

Radio presenter Jon Gaunt who called a councillor a "Nazi" live on air has won the right to appeal a High Court decision which branded his interview offensive and abusive.

Gaunt launched the appeal after an earlier judicial review failed to overturn a decision made by Ofcom that he had breached the broadcasting code.

The broadcast regulator upheld complaints against Gaunt after he called Redbridge councillor Michael Stark a "Nazi" and an "ignorant pig" during an interview on his TalkSport radio show in November, 2008.

During the interview Stark said there should be a ban on smokers being able to foster children but Gaunt, who was in care as a child, argued that the chance of finding a foster home would be lost under the new policy.

Despite apologising for his behaviour, Gaunt was sacked by TalkSport ten days after the broadcast.

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