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The Wright Stuff cleared by Ofcom after offensive language broadcast

20 October 2014 6:52 AM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The Wright Stuff has been cleared by Ofcom after offensive language was broadcast.

The Channel 5 show, presented by Matthew Wright, came under fire following a caller's foul-mouthed outburst aired on August 19 this year.

The caller, who was identified as 'Jason', was put through to speak to Wright live on air. The pair were discussing how Jason had become close to his wife's best friend.

At one point, Jason explained: "And then I f**ked her in the p***y". Wright initially did not hear the comment, and so asked Jason to repeat the phrase, which he did.

Jason's call was terminated, and Wright said: "I've had this wonderful run of good luck with callers, going on for years, and you've just spoilt if for me. What an idiot, what a moron, go off to ITV with your friends."

In response to Ofcom's concerns, Channel 5 stated that The Wright Stuff follows »

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National Television Awards 2015 voting opens: The full longlist

13 October 2014 4:30 PM, PDT | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

The National Television Awards 2015 longlist nominations have been announced and voting is now (October 14) open.

Hosted by Dermot O'Leary, the NTAs celebrate the best and most popular TV and are exclusively voted for by viewers. The 2015 awards take place at London's O2 on January 21.

The Nta shortlist will be announced in January when the final round of voting begins. Viewers can vote for free online at or by calling the Nta vote form request line 0844 646 2060.

Full list of 2015 nominations:

Chat Show Host

Adam Hills

Alan Carr

Graham Norton

Jonathan Ross

Michael McIntyre

Paul O'Grady

Piers Morgan

Sarah Millican



Big School

Birds of a Feather



Citizen Khan


Mrs Brown's Boys

Not Going Out


The Big Bang Theory

The Wrong Mans



Animal Saints and Sinners

Antiques Road Trip

Bargain Hunt

BBC Breakfast

Coach Trip

Escape to the Country

Father Brown

Fifteen to One

Flog It! »

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Channel 5's Matthew Wright brands caller a 'moron' for using the F-word | Media Monkey

20 August 2014 2:07 AM, PDT | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

Daytime presenter annoyed by callers explicit language during phone-in about lending your partner to a friend

Channel 5s Matthew Wright has previously landed in hot water with the TV regulator over a joke he made about the murder of a Scottish teenager, which drew 2,200 complaints. On Tuesday, however, it was one of the callers to The Wright Stuff who may have landed him in trouble after using explicit language on the daytime chatshow. During a discussion on lending your partner to a friend, sparked by a Mariella Frostrup article about her holiday with Penny Smiths husband, a caller called Jason from Derbyshire phoned in. Jason said: My wifes best friend had a works do and a board presentation and had no one to go with and she encouraged me to go. Were a close group and we all know each other. So I kind of went to this dinner with »

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A day in the life of The Wright Stuff

7 March 2014 10:00 PM, PST | The Guardian - TV News | See recent The Guardian - TV News news »

This month Peter Robinson goes behind the scenes of Matthew Wright's talk show

It's 7am on a Friday, and I'm on the top floor of the central London shopping centre from which Princess Productions, the company who also make Got To Dance and Sunday Brunch, broadcast Channel 5's weekday news-chat behemoth The Wright Stuff. Wright, the show's titular host, is already working on today's script, identifying the biggest stories.

Wright studied drama at uni but made his name as the Mirror's showbiz editor. At 35 ("Too old to be doing showbiz nonsense") he ghost-wrote Martine McCutcheon's autobiography and helped set up teen portal MyKindaPlace. "The week it launched I got a call from Channel 5 saying, 'Do you fancy a five-days-a-week talk show?'" he recalls. "So I quit the internet company." Only then did he realise that he was simply being invited to record a pilot, and the six-week »

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11 best NTAs awards show selfies: Ant & Dec, Michelle Keegan and more

23 January 2014 7:48 AM, PST | Digital Spy | See recent Digital Spy - TV news news »

Ant and Dec, Kelly Brook and Fearne Cotton were a few of the celebrities to attend the annual National Television Awards at London's O2 Arena last night (January 22).

The glittering ceremony, hosted by Dermot O'Leary, celebrated British stars of the small screen including Jenna Coleman, Benedict Cumberbatch and Matt Smith.

After reviewing the red carpet hit and misses, we check out some of the best awards show selfies - and there's plenty of Paul Hollywood.

1. Paul and Mary with a little something Extra

Oh yes Mary and Ricky !!

Paul Hollywood (@PaulHollywood) January 22, 2014

Paul Hollywood indulged in some serious selfie satisfaction at the NTAs.

2. Paul meets an ITV legend


Paul Hollywood (@PaulHollywood) January 22, 2014

It looks like he even stopped Philip Schofield in the mens loos by the urinals for a quick Nta selfie.

3. The Paul and Graham Show

Nice to see you again @grahnort x pic. »

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