On 20th December 2006 I posted a blog which included some remarks about Keith Chegwin. Unfortunately, I phrased these remarks in a way which could have suggested a sinister meaning, which was not my intention.
I apologise unreservedly and wholeheartedly for the distress and upset which these remarks caused Keith Chegwin. I want to make clear my admiration for his work on GMTV and that it is clear to me that the high quality of this work is the result of fine showmanship, and nothing else.
I have deleted the relevant posting and I have made a donation to the Entertainment Artistes' Benevolent Fund to demonstrate my sincerity in this apology and retraction.