Sex, lies... and the curse of 'This Morning' presenters
Sunday 22 June 2008
It's the curse of sex, lies and daytime TV. Britain's best known psychiatrist, Dr Raj Persaud, became the latest face connected with This Morning to run into trouble when he began a three-month ban on practising on Friday for plagiarism. He joins a list of presenters and guests of the show to find themselves in a pickle; others have faced theft and rape allegations. Former This Morning anchors Richard Madeley and Judy Finnigan, who helped to make him a household name, have offered Dr Persaud their support; he was told they would welcome his work as "a valued contributor". Presumably as long as it hasn't been swiped from anybody else.
Dr Raj Persaud
Guest psychiatrist Dr Persaud admitted an editing 'cut and paste error' in his defence against plagiarism. He also blamed stress and an inability to say no to media work
Was cleared of theft in 1994 after he first wheeled soap powder and champagne, then a trolleyload of wine and gin out of his local Tesco. Madeley simply forgot to pay
When Britton lost five stone, she put her new look down to hard work and healthy eating. A newspaper reminded her that a gastric band surgically fitted to her stomach also helped
In 2003, Leslie cleared his name after being 'identified' as the 'rapist' in a book by Ulrika Jonsson; but he was fired over photos of him allegedly snorting cocaine
Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
YouTube video posted by Isis militants shows 'execution of 250 Syrian soldiers'
Oil tanker with $100 million cargo goes missing off Texas coast
George Galloway attacked on Notting Hill street by man 'shouting about the holocaust'
Brother and sister, Christopher Buckner and Timothy Savoy, arrested for 'committing incest after watching 'The Notebook''
- 1 Notting Hill Carnival: Woman shares selfie after being ‘punched in face for telling man to stop groping her’
- 2 Keira Knightley topless: Usually conservative actress does own take on #Freethenipple campaign for Interview Magazine
- 3 Oil tanker with $100 million cargo goes missing off Texas coast
- 4 George Galloway attacked on Notting Hill street by man 'shouting about the holocaust'
- 5 Brother and sister, Christopher Buckner and Timothy Savoy, arrested for 'committing incest after watching 'The Notebook''
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