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…


  1. 1
    Anonymous says:

    a slap on the back

  2. 2
    Kebab Time says:

    And the victims still are suffering….

  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…

  4. 4
    tomdaylight says:

    Bushtucker trial. He has to eat Nadine Dorries.

  5. 5
    Anonymous says:

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

  6. 6
    Doctor Mick says:

    You mean they haven’t been financially compensated yet?

  7. 7
    Silly Sally B13 COW says:

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

  8. 8
    tube_thumper says:

    is schofield a quare?

  9. 9
    Doctor Mick says:

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

  10. 10
    Disciplinary measure says:

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

  11. 11
    Piss Organ says:

    He’s a ‘celeb’, half way to becoming a ‘National Treasure’. ‘Celebs’ don’t do apologies. Except when they’re being paid to do so on my fantastic programme and reading off the auto-cue.

  12. 12
    Anonymous says:

    He’s had to take one up the chufter.

  13. 13
    Joss Ayinglike says:

    Promote him to this….

  14. 14
    IDF says:

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

  15. 15
    CT says:

    This is about as pathetic and hypocritical as it gets.

    Zero cred ITV!

  16. 16
    everard says:

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

  17. 17
    BBC producer says:

    This Phillip Schofield sounds interesting

    We are offering him a job on Cum Dancing

  18. 18
    8illy's gay hamster says:

    Sadly, not

  19. 19
    Fern Brittan says:

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

  20. 20
    Sandra in Accounts says:

    No ifs. No buts. No mealy mouthed platitudes.

    Sack him.

  21. 21
  22. 22
    Stan says:

    Harsh but fair.

  23. 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.

  24. 24
    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

  25. 25
    Sandra in Accounts says:


    When will you be slandering innocent people again?

  26. 26
    Stan says:

    “Mr and Mr”, shurely? Or “Ms” and “Ms”?

  27. 27
    rug muncher says:

    Oh yes!

  28. 28
    Sunny Jim says:

    And all are Liebore supporters…

  29. 29
    Stan says:

    Lets you off the hook then, Sally, since you’re by no means a journalist.

  30. 30
    Denis MacShameless says:

    Put my name on top of the list if you ever do ‘Scum Dancing’.

  31. 31
    Joss Ayinglike says:

  32. 32
    1984 says:

    What it does mean is that if you pickpocket ten people then you are more or less guaranteed a bonus 300 quid payout. Maybe more if they have multiple credit cards.

  33. 33
    ITV Insider says:

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

  34. 34
    Dr Livingstone says:

    spank the gopher !

  35. 35 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.

  36. 36 says:

    1 in 10 people will believe any old bollocks you tell them.

  37. 37
  38. 38
    nasal ed says:

    forcing him to do another series of Mr & Mrs?

  39. 39
    Anonymous says:

    a vey long sentence.
    funny this.

  40. 40
    Anonymous says:

    which he wasn’t?
    he may be.
    he may not be.

  41. 41
    An Englishman says:


  42. 42
    An Englishman says:

    Innocent until proven guilty. He wasn’t. Not too difficult, really, is it? Unless you’re a leftie bigot, of course.

  43. 43
    golli says:

    Pay rise and promotion

  44. 44
    Disgusted of Neasden says:

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

  45. 45

    @sallycow, you will be using your pin quite a lot in the not too distant future after Lord McAlpine has finished with you!

  46. 46

    He looks like a quare and speaks like a quare so he must be a quare!!

  47. 47
    Laughing hangman says:

    I’d eat Nadine, mmmmmm yum yum

  48. 48
    Four-eyed English Genius says:

    Nearer 4 in 10 looking at recent opinion polls

  49. 49
    Winterbottom says:

    Is that a punishment in his case?

  50. 50
    Credit Cards R Us says:

    Right we’ll try yours!

  51. 51
    Nine out of Ten People says:

    Surely not?

  52. 52
    Axe the telly tax says:

    If that was going to appear on the BBC it would be worth paying the viewing tax.

  53. 53
    Axe the telly tax says:

    Unexpectorated? Give ‘em a chance’only human, nobody’s inflammable.

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