Express.co.uk understands Ofcom has received 419 complaints in relation to the incident after the ITV This Morning host spoke about the conspiracy theory linking the coronavirus pandemic with 5G technology. The TV watchdog said it would “asssess” the incident as a “priority”.
An Ofcom spokesperson told Express.co.uk: “We are assessing this programme in full as a priority.”
It comes after the This Morning host was branded “irresponsible” for not totally dismissing a conspiracy theory linking the coronavirus pandemic with 5G mobile technology.
Mr Holmes sparked outrage after he responded to comments on from presenter Alice Beer, who branded the conspiracy theories which link them as “ridiculous” and “incredibly stupid”.
The 60-year-old, who was co-presenting This Morning with wife Ruth Langsford, said: “It’s very easy to say it is not true because it suits the state narrative.”
He told Ms Beer: “I totally agree with everything you are saying but what I don’t accept is mainstream media immediately slapping that down as not true when they don’t know it’s not true.
“No-one should attack or damage or do anything like that but it’s very easy to say it is not true because it suits the state narrative.”
The presenter added: “That’s all I would say, as someone with an inquiring mind.”
But viewers of the show lashed out at the 60-year-old presenter, flooding social media to accuse him of “legitimising” the conspiracy theories.
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