James O’Brien trolled (his LBC colleague) Nigel Farage and it’s gripping stuff

LBC presenter James O’Brien is known for speaking his mind – it’s why he decided to stop working for the BBC so he could share his opinions about Brexit – but this is something else.

O’Brien spoke out after Farage interviewed millionaire businessman and Leave.EU co-founder Arron Banks over claims that he had multiple meetings with Russian embassy officials in the run-up to the Brexit vote.

One of the chief cheerleaders of the leave campaign was of course Nigel Farage, so it wasn’t the most vigorous of interviews as you can imagine.

And this is what happened when Carole Cadwalladr, a proper journalist, rang the show to ask Banks – and presumably Farage – some proper questions.

Didn’t reflect too well on LBC – will be interesting to see what the media regulator Ofcom makes of the whole thing – and O’Brien was today putting as much distance between himself and Farage as possible.

And not only Farage, it turned out.

And here are a few of the replies to O’Brien that the presenter retweeted.

And this, presumably, is the straw wot broke the camel’s back.

Here’s how other people reacted to the Farage show and his abrupt termination of Cadwalladr’s call.