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News viewers shocked by naked blonde in sex scene on studio screen

Murray Wardrop

Published 20/01/2012 | 09:22

The image appeared for a few seconds, top right, behind political blogger Dan Hodges

VIEWERS watching a current affairs programme got a shock when a nude woman performing a sex scene appeared on a studio screen behind an interviewee.

The naked blonde woman flashed up on a television in the background during a debate about Ed Miliband’s leadership of the Labour Party on Scotland Tonight.



STV, the channel which broadcasts the show, has apologised, insisting that the explicit clip – thought to have been from an episode of the Channel 4 drama Shameless - was an accident.



The image appeared for a few seconds behind political blogger Dan Hodges in ITN's London studio as he answered questions from the show's host John MacKay.



Shadow Scotland Office Minister Willie Bain was also involved in the debate, which took place after the watershed.



An insider told the Daily Record that no one in the newsroom realised the blunder had happened until they watched the footage.



He said: “It’s unfortunate but in a busy newsroom we have monitors showing the various TV channels.



“You can only see the scene for a few seconds and the vast majority of viewers probably won’t even have spotted it.



“However, it was probably a bit of a distraction and not exactly what they expected to see on Scotland Tonight.



“The show was on after the watershed but we will try not to let it happen again.”



A spokesman for STV added: “We hope viewers weren't too distracted by the unexpected and incidental content on the show.”



Telegraph.co.uk

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