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Monday 21 April 2014

ITV take 'appropriate disciplinary action' against Phillip Schofield over This Morning controversy

Phillip Schofield. Photo: PA.

ITV said it has taken "appropriate disciplinary action" over the incident where This Morning presenter Phillip Schofield confronted David Cameron with a list of alleged paedophiles.





Schofield was roundly criticised earlier this month after he handed the Prime Minister a list of names - understood to be Conservative Party figures - during the live show which he said he had put together from internet rumours.



An ITV spokesman said: "Last Thursday we began an investigation into the circumstances surrounding the mistake on that day's This Morning programme, for which both Phillip Schofield and ITV apologised.



"This investigation has now concluded and the appropriate disciplinary action has been taken.



"We sincerely apologise because the way in which the issue was raised was clearly wrong and should have been handled differently. We have taken steps to make sure our editorial processes are always properly followed, which was not the case in this instance, and to ensure such an error will not be made again."

Press Association

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