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Committee calls in ITV bosses in reality TV inquiry

6 June 2019

Senior executives from ITV will be the first to give evidence to the DCMS Committee's inquiry into reality TV.

Witnesses

Tuesday 25 June, Venue tbc

At 10.30am

  • Dame Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive, ITV plc
  • Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chairman, ITV plc
  • Chris Wissun, Director of Content Compliance, ITV plc 

About the session

The inquiry was launched last month following the decision to axe The Jeremy Kyle Show. Jeremy Kyle has also been invited to appear before the Committee and has been given until 13 June to respond.

MPs will question ITV plc's Chief Executive Dame Carolyn McCall, Sir Peter Bazalgette, Chairman of ITV plc, and Chris Wissun, Director of Content Compliance at ITV plc on Tuesday 25 June. The inquiry will invite a range of former participants and programme makers to give evidence over the coming months.

Chair's comment

DCMS Committee Chair Damian Collins MP said:

“We're hoping that Jeremy Kyle will take this opportunity to come and answer questions about measures taken to prepare and support contestants. As someone who was at the centre of this long-running show, we believe that his perspective on reality tv will be of particular value to our inquiry.”

The evidence session is expected to focus on how The Jeremy Kyle Show exercised duty of care towards participants and the wider issues facing reality TV shows, such as ITV's Love Island, including the support offered during and after filming and how procedures are monitored.

Further information

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