Ofcom receives complaints after row between Adam Boulton and Alastair Campbell

Viewers have complained to Ofcom following an on-air row between Sky News political editor Adam Boulton and Tony Blair's former communications director Alastair Campbell.

Row: Sky News political editor Adam Boulton
Row: Sky News political editor Adam Boulton

In an interview, screened live yesterday, Boulton accused Campbell of ‘not caring' about the country.

Boulton also asked Campbell if it is in the public's interest that Gordon Brown remains in office for a further four months.

Campbell then accused Boulton of being upset that David Cameron was not the Prime Minister, to which Boulton became visibly angry and replied: ‘I'm not upset, you are, you keep casting aspersions.'

During the heated exchange, which lasts two minutes, Campbell urges Boulton to ‘calm down'.

Ofcom confirmed it had received a number of complaints and was looking into the situation, but was not presently investigating.

The development follows complaints made following an interview by another Sky News presenter Kay Burley earlier this week. Burley received criticism for her agressive questioning of the leader of campaign group 38 Degrees, David Babbs.

 

 

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