Ex-This Morning star Dr Ranj Singh releases statement about “toxic culture” on ITV show

BizAsia Correspondent



Dr Ranj Singh, a TV doctor who previously worked on ITV’s ‘This Morning’ show has said the culture on the show became “toxic” and that he was “managed out” after he tried to raise his concerns.

He claimed he was managed out after taking his concerns to Emma Gormley, the head of ITV Daytime.

It comes after Phillip Schofield resigned from ITV and was dropped by his talent agency after admitting lying about an affair with a young male colleague on ‘This Morning’.

In a Twitter post on Sunday, Singh said he had no knowledge of the Schofield affair and “genuinely loved and valued working” on ‘This Morning’, but that the issues with the show “go far beyond” Schofield.

“It takes more than one person to create a culture,” he wrote.

“I was on the show for ten years and I genuinely loved and valued working there. However, over time, I grew increasingly worried about how things were behind-the-scenes and how people, including myself were being treated.

“I didn’t know the truth about what was going on with Phillip, but I do know the issues with ‘This Morning’ go far beyond him.

“It takes more than one person to create a culture. So I did what I thought was right and, as ITV confirmed last night, I raised my concerns about Martin Frizell’s behaviour (and the environment at ‘This Morning’) with Emma Gormley – especially given that my job is to look after people’s wellbeing, and I had been heavily involved in diversity, anti-bullying, and mental health projects across the channel.

“But then I found myself being used less and less.”

“I even took my concerns directly to the top of ITV. The culture at ‘This Morning’ had become toxic, no longer aligned with ITV values , and I felt like because I whistle-blew I was managed out.

“But as history and experience have taught us, things like bullying and discrimination are very hard to prove, particularly in hindsight and when the ‘people in power’ control the narrative. As we’ve seen, no review or investigation is foolproof.

“Still, I was assured that certain things were going to be addressed and changes made. I haven’t worked on the show since… and I’m not the only one who has spoken up or experienced similar.

“That was two years ago, and frankly, it still hurts. The whole process was pretty heartbreaking and even affected my mental health.

“But I’m happy to say that I’ve found my feet again, know my worth and have found my tribe.”