Phillip Schofield: ITV boss called to answer questions by MPs on safeguarding after star’s affair

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ITV’s chief executive has been called to give evidence in parliament about the broadcaster’s approach to safeguarding and handling complaints, following Phillip Schofield’s departure.

Dame Carolyn McCall has been asked by the culture, media and sport committee to answer questions on Wednesday morning.

It comes after ITV announced it had launched an external review to establish the facts around the reports of a relationship between presenter Schofield and a younger employee on This Morning.

The committee is already set to question ITV group director of strategy, policy and regulation Magnus Brooke, alongside executives from Channel 4 and Channel 5, about the draft Media Bill, in a separate session the day before.

Schofield last week admitted to an “unwise but not illegal” relationship with a younger male colleague and stepped down from his roles with ITV. He was also dropped by talent agency YMU.

Following the admission, the 61-year-old was also dropped as an ambassador for The Prince’s Trust charity.

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