TV watchdog Ofcom has said it is assessing comments made by This Morning presenter Eamonn Holmes about 5G and the coronavirus.
Holmes was criticised for causing “untold damage” after he said it was “very easy” to dismiss the conspiracy theory that claims a link between the technology and the illness “because it suits the state narrative”.
An Ofcom spokeswoman said the regulator had received 419 complaints, and added: “We are assessing this programme in full as a priority.”
The ITV presenter, 60, attempted to clarify his comments on Tuesday.
“Every theory relating to such a connection has been proven to be false and we would like to emphasise that,” he said.
“However, many people are rightly concerned and looking for answers and that’s simply what I was trying to do to impart yesterday.
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