Radio host James Whale is sacked
Radio host James Whale has been fired by Talksport after urging listeners to vote for Conservative candidate Boris Johnson in London's mayoral elections.
The comments were made on 20 March during his late-night programme.
A Talksport spokesman said: "James Whale's contract with the station has been terminated after a breach of the Ofcom Broadcasting Code."
Under Ofcom rules, presenters are banned from showing any bias towards a political party before an election.
James Whale is guilty of a gross error of judgement, which we found to be totally unacceptable
The Talksport spokesman described the matter as "very unfortunate".
"We have investigated the matter and after serious consideration, the station reached the decision that there was a clear breach of the rules and that we had no choice but to terminate his contract," he said.
"James Whale is guilty of a gross error of judgement, which we found to be totally unacceptable.