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Chair comments on Ofcom ruling re ITV competitions’ breach

8 December 2020

DCMS Committee Chair Julian Knight MP said:

“It is beyond belief that one of our major broadcasters failed to follow proper procedures over a period of three years with more than 40,000 people duped into believing they had a chance of winning.

“These competitions were associated with some of ITV’s biggest brands, including Good Morning Britain, and ITV was right to refer itself to Ofcom with the full scale of the breach now being made clear.

“People must be able to trust our public service broadcasters – failures on this level risk damaging that trust.”

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