Phillip Schofield inundated with 600 complaints to Ofcom over treatment of ITV This Morning guest

Phillip Schofield has been inundated with 600 complaints to Ofcom for his treatment of Matt Hancock.

Mr Hancock, the former health secretary, appeared on ITV This Morning for an interview last week.

But a remark from Schofe left fans inundating Ofcom, the broadcast’s watchdog, with complaints.

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Appearing this morning, Mr Hancock was asked by host Schofield: “Is it your dyslexia meaning you misread the social distancing rules?”

He replied, “No, I can’t blame that on dyslexia or anything. Actually, I’m not asking for any special favors because I’m dyslexic.

“In politics I have things to offer. In this case it was a mistake and I apologized for it.

“It was a leadership failure because I came on shows like this and asked people to do things and I didn’t follow those rules myself.”

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Ofcom has now been affected by 626 complaints.

A source explained: “It became clear that many complaints were filed with Ofcom about this. It was a clear example of shame for people with disabilities.”

The insider added to the Mail on Sunday: “While some found it funny, those with dyslexia find it totally insulting.

“It was a low blow that offended a lot of people, and Holly didn’t sound too happy either.”

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