November 15th, 2012

ITV Punish Schofield for PM Blunder

ITV have taken action against Phillip Schofield and three other members of the This Morning team following paedo list-gate last week:

“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.”

Just what that disciplinary action entailed they have not said…


53 Comments

  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    a slap on the back

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  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    And the victims still are suffering….

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  3. 3
    The BBC says:

    We sent over a copy of our disciplinary handbook, so if they followed that they should get a payrise, promotion and their choice of child from any of the local schools…

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  4. 4
    tomdaylight says:

    Bushtucker trial. He has to eat Nadine Dorries.

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  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

    Exactly what action has been taken?
    Has he apologised on air yet?

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  6. 7
    Silly Sally B13 COW says:

    I’m back !! Tweeting millions of interesting titbits !!

    https://twitter.com/SallyBercow/status/269000229280423936

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  7. 8
    tube_thumper says:

    is schofield a quare?

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  8. 9
    Doctor Mick says:

    The punishments should be made on air, especially if Holly Willoughby is to get punished.

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  9. 10
    Disciplinary measure says:

    Gordon the Gopher gets to stick his hand up Philip for a change.

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  10. 13
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Promote him to this….

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  11. 14
    IDF says:

    We understand that he is their news correspondent in Gaza,oy vey.

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  12. 15
    CT says:

    This is about as pathetic and hypocritical as it gets.

    Zero cred ITV!

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  13. 16
    everard says:

    He’s been commissioned to do a new series of a gay Mr & Mrs.

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  14. 17
    BBC producer says:

    This Phillip Schofield sounds interesting

    We are offering him a job on Cum Dancing

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  15. 19
    Fern Brittan says:

    He should have his balls chopped off and stuffed in his mouth, strung up, pistol whipped and set on fire.

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  16. 20
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    No ifs. No buts. No mealy mouthed platitudes.

    Sack him.

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  18. 23
    dog says:

    I have no choice but give you a long sentence, you have been a very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very very naughty boy.

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    this septic pile says:

    the problem with ITV’s putative ‘editorial processes’ begins with the appointment of someone such as Schofield as a ‘journalist’

    perhaps the results of such a selection – as George Bush might have put it – should not have been entirely unexpectorated

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  20. 31
    Joss Ayinglike says:

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  21. 33
    ITV Insider says:

    “Phil, don’t ever pull a stunt like that again. Here’s you £45k fee for the week. “

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  22. 34
    Dr Livingstone says:

    spank the gopher !

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  23. 35
    UKIP.i.am.still says:

    Andrew Mitchell gets sacked for calling a policeman a pleb which he was, nobody gets sacked for calling Lord McAlpine a peedo which he wasn’t. Justice – GangUK style.

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  24. 38
    nasal ed says:

    forcing him to do another series of Mr & Mrs?

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  25. 44
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

    Did the punishment involve him taking his trousers down and bending over?

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