Nigel Farage accuses Buckingham Palace racism victim of 'looking for trouble'

Nigel Farage is among GB News's most popular presenters. (Getty)
Nigel Farage is among GB News's most popular presenters. (Getty)

Two GB News presenters have questioned the motives of Black charity campaigner Ngozi Fulani for exposing racist comments by a royal aide.

Nigel Farage and Dan Wootton, two of the channels most high-profile presenters, were both critical following the resignation of Lady Susan Hussey, who quit after repeatedly asking Fulani where she "really came from" during a Buckingham Palace reception.

Fulani is the founder and CEO of Sistah Space, a grassroots organisation that supports African Heritage women experiencing domestic abuse. The Palace event at which the incident took place was being held to highlight gender-based violence.

In a series of tweets, Farage accused her, without providing evidence, of trying to cause "trouble".

"I believe that Ngozi Fulani was looking for trouble," he said. "How is it a racist outrage to ask someone in African dress where they are from? This Royal story is not what it seems."

Farage also questioned how Fulani had a transcript of the conversation, which she posted online.

Following the incident, Fulani has said it was not her intention or wish that Lady Susan should have to resign her position.

Wootton said previous tweets posted on the Sistah Space twitter page demonstrated Fulani supported the Sussexes against the rest of the Royal Family.

He said: "While it’s terrible Ngozi was made to feel uncomfortable at Buckingham Palace, it is surely the duty of any journalist to point out she has previously accused Charles and Camilla of 'domestic violence' towards Meghan."

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Ngozi Fulani had denied ever tweeting about Meghan. (Twitter)
Ngozi Fulani had denied ever tweeting about Meghan. (Twitter)

He shared images of tweets sent from the Sistah Space charity account saying: "According to clear definition, it seems Meghan is a survivor of domestic violence."

The tweet, which did not name either Charles nor Camilla, ended with Fulani's name in brackets, appearing to show she was the person to wrote it.

Wootton shared another Sistah Space tweet, this time without Fulani's name, questioning why Harry and Meghan were not allowed on the balcony during the platinum jubilee celebrations, and saying racism was the reason why.

Fulani denied to Jeremy Vine on Thursday that she had ever tweeted about Meghan and Harry.

GB News has seen sustained growth in viewership in recent months. (Getty)
GB News has seen sustained growth in viewership in recent months. (Getty)

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Wootton and Farage are among the most popular presenters on GB News, each with their own show on the channel.

Their often right-wing takes on daily topics have been instrumental to the growth of the channel, which got off to a shaky start in 2021.

After getting a lot of interest in their first few weeks the channel dropped to between 10,000 and 20,000 daily viewers.

But since the start of 2022, this has increased to around 30,000.

The channel has also put a lot of its content on the radio and the latest figures from industry analyst RAJAR said GB News radio is the fastest growing station in the UK.

In May, both Wootton and Farage's show pulled in around 75,000 viewers a night, far higher than the average for the channel and well ahead of Piers Morgan on rival talkTV.