Aug 9, 2023

This Morning: ITV employees allege toxic culture following Schofield exit

A "Large number" of current and former ITV employees have made claims about a toxic working culture on daytime shows including This Morning, an MP has said. In a letter published on Wednesday, Dame Caroline Dinenage told the ITV boss she and other committee members had been contacted by a "Large number of individuals" in the weeks after her appearance in Parliament. "It is easy to understand why those individuals, especially where they have left ITV and do not wish to relive their traumatic experiences, do not feel capable of attempting to report their concerns, or that ITV will take them seriously." In her letter, Dame Caroline also raised questions about the number of complaints ITV had previously said it had received from staff on the programme. In response, ITV's Dame Carolyn asked the committee to continue to encourage individuals with concerns to contact ITV using its reporting line SafeCall, which she said could take reports confidentially or anonymously.

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