Beleaguered ITV “oscillates from one tragic disaster to the next,” says the head of Parliament’s media committee.
Dame Caroline Dinenage stressed: “The public must have confidence in broadcasters to ensure that they consistently look after the interests of their employees.”
“Unfortunately, ITV has not had a good track record over the years. We had incidents with Love Island and Caroline Flack.
“They seem to vacillate from one tragic catastrophe to the next.”
Former Love Island host Caroline took her own life in 2020 at the age of 40.
Her mother Christine criticized ITV for failing to learn lessons.
Dame Dinenage will later this month bring up CEO Carolyn McCall, who earns £3.5million a year.
The MP told GB News it was time the channel boss “answered a few questions”.
In a letter to Culture Minister Lucy Frazer, McCall, 61, wrote: “Both parties were questioned at the time and both categorically and repeatedly denied the rumours, as did Phillip’s then-YMU agency.”
“In addition, ITV have spoken to a number of people who have worked on the This Morning and broader Daytime team who have had no evidence of a relationship beyond hearsay and rumours, nor have they found any evidence of a relationship.”
“As the rumors persisted, we continued to question both parties, both of whom continued to deny the rumours, well into this month.”
McCall has since hired a top lawyer to conduct an outside review of This Morning’s workplace culture.