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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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