The BBC is to broadcast an apology after admitting a subsidiary company kept £106,000 from premium-rate phone- ins that should have gone to charity. A further £6,000 will be donated after viewers were accidentally told to ring in to vote in last year's UK Eurovision final when lines were closed.
Meanwhile ITV was fined a record £5.675m by Ofcom for abusing phone-in services in viewer competitions.
It has also been revealed that Ant and Dec won the a People's Choice prize at the British Comedy Awards in 2005, despite the fact that Catherine Tate received the most votes for her comedy The Catherine Tate Show. Ant and Dec received the People's Choice prize from Robbie Williams only after Robbie was promised the comedy duo would win. Ant and Dec have vowed to give nack the award and it is rumoured that the duo are thinking about leaving ITV.