Konnie Huq And That Blue Peter Phone-In Deception

The BBC has been fined £50,000 for running which was in effect a fake phone-in competition.

Callers rang a Blue Peter competition line but, because of technical problems, a young girl from the studio was used as the prize winner.

When caught out Konnie Huq and the other Blue Peter presenters did an on air apology - which you can see in the video below. This did not, however, satisfy Ofcom who said there were 'serious breaches in the broadcasting code' which amounted to 'deception'.

Konnie Huq was not involved with the fiddle personally but merely took part in the apology broadcast. It was a member of the production team who asked a girl visiting the studio to pose as the winner.

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