Alex Salmond’s show on Russian-state backed broadcaster RT has been suspended “until further notice”, it has been announced.
The show’s producer, Slainte Media, confirmed the decision on Thursday, after Russia launched military action in Ukraine.
First Minister Nicola Sturgeon had earlier said she was “appalled” by her predecessor’s continued involvement with the broadcaster.
And she repeated her calls for Salmond to ditch his show on the channel, which first aired in 2017.
The UK Government has also asked media watchdog Ofcom to review RT’s broadcasts in the UK.
In a statement, Slainte Media insisted that the efforts of everyone should be to re-establish peace.
They said: “Slainte Media have decided to suspend The Alex Salmond Show broadcast on RT until further notice.
“We now have the worst of all fears – a hot war in Europe. The efforts of every single person should be to re-establish the peace.
“That certainly is our focus, and therefore Slainte Media have decided to suspend The Alex Salmond Show until that can be secured.
“There is no productive point in having the future of a television show dominate Prime Minister’s Questions as it did yesterday, when politicians should be rising to the occasion of the great issues of peace in Europe.”
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