LIVE: ITV boss Dame Carolyn McCall faces MPs over Phillip Schofield row. The boss of ITV will appear before MPs today to face questions over safeguarding and complaint handling after Phillip Schofield’s exit from This Morning.
Dame Carolyn McCall will be grilled by the Culture, Media and Sport Committee in the wake of the presenter’s departure after admitting to an ‘unwise but not illegal’ affair with a younger male colleague .
The chief executive wrote a letter to culture secretary Lucy Frazer, DCMS Committee chair Dame Caroline Dinenage and Ofcom’s chief executive Dame Melanie Dawes, to confirm ITV had instructed a barrister to carry out an external review of the facts after the scandal emerged .
Schofield’s relationship took place while the TV star was still married to wife Stephanie Lowe and before he came out publicly as gay .
The letter said ITV records show that ‘when rumours of a relationship between Phillip Schofield and an employee of ITV first began to circulate’ both parties ‘denied’ it and this was reiterated ‘as recently as this month’.
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