ITV chief hauled before committee of MPs over handling of Schofield row

'He was unpleasant' MP Nadine Dorries blasts Phillip Schofield

ITV’s chief executive has been asked to attend a grilling by MPs amid the saga over Phillip Schofield’s exit from This Morning.

Dame Carolyn McCall has been asked to appear before cross-party MPs on the Culture, Media and Sport Committee on June 14.

It comes after Schofield, 61, resigned from the broadcaster on Friday and was dropped by his talent agency YMU after admitting to an “unwise but not illegal” affair with a younger male colleague.

ITV on Wednesday instructed a barrister to carry out an external review of the facts following his departure and subsequent press statements, according to a letter from chief executive Dame Carolyn McCall.

The letter was sent to Culture Secretary Lucy Frazer, DCMS Committee chairwoman Dame Caroline Dinenage and Ofcom chief executive Dame Melanie Dawes.


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