'This Morning' apologises for Philip Schofield

Thursday November 15, 2012

ITV says it has taken appropriate "disciplinary" action over David Cameron's treatment on This Morning.

Whilst interviewing the Prime Minister live on the show, presenter Phillip Schofield handed the politician a list of suspected abusers said to be working within the Conservative Party.

The list was compiled from the internet with names of MP's who had been accused in the wake of the BBC's Jimmy Savile scandal. Both ITV and Philip have now apologised for the presenter's actions and any offence they may have caused.

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."

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