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ITV: Schofield will stay on TV

ITV has said Phillip Schofield will stay on their programmes despite an investigation by the broadcasting regulator Ofcom into ITV1's This Morning and BBC's Newsnight over complaints that the shows breached "generally accepted standards."

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ITV boss: 'This was something we shouldn't have done'

Peter Fincham, ITV's Director of Television, said today that the Phillip Schofield incident was "something we shouldn't have done."

Speaking to ITV News UK Editor Lucy Manning, Mr Fincham said that Mr Schofield "realises his mistake, he apologised for it fully and extremely quickly."

"I think he's under no illusions that this was a lapse in ITV journalism," he said.

"In live television, all sorts of things can happen. That doesn't mean they should happen," he said, adding that he had received a letter from Lord McAlpine today to which ITV would respond "very quickly."

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