ITV apologises for Sir Lenry Henry gaffe
4 December 2015
From the section Entertainment & Arts
ITV said its piece had been meant to “celebrate Sir Lenny’s significant achievements”
ITV has apologised for showing a news item about Sir Lenny Henry receiving a knighthood that briefly featured footage of TV cook Ainsley Harriott.
The gaffe was picked up by a number of viewers, among them Sanjeev Bhaskar, who suggested the broadcaster had “misunderstood diversity issues”.
ITV News blamed the mistake on “an error in the production process”.
Sir Lenny said he was “very thankful” to receive a knighthood from the Queen for services to drama and charity.
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Source:: BBC Entertainment