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This Morning host Phillip Schofield slams bondage report probe

By Jeananne Craig and Sherna Noah

This Morning host Phillip Schofield has hit out after communications watchdog Ofcom launched an investigation into his report on "bondage for beginners" with Christine Bleakley.

The report was inspired by the Fifty Shades Of Grey movie and featured an interview with a "sex expert" about a range of sex toys including an eye mask, leash and collar.

Ofcom received 120 complaints and "opened an investigation into whether an item about 'bondage for beginners' was suitable for broadcast before the watershed".

Schofield said people complained to Ofcom over "any minor outrage" and that "behind those closed, outraged doors of middle England" the raunchy items that they featured were snapped up online.

"I think for me, and it's my own personal belief, but in the old days, people would pick up the phone and complain or they'd write a letter.

"But now they go to Ofcom and they must be sick to death of all of this. Any minor outrage that anyone's got, they go to Ofcom. They must be inundated with minor complaints."

He added: "Everyone went to see the movie and if you look at the stuff we had on there, it was very innocent stuff and spectacularly, when the item had finished the things we had were all sold out in moments.

"So behind those closed, outraged doors of middle England, what they were secretly doing was going to buy this stuff online."

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