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Complainant Name:
David Walliams

Clauses Noted: 1

Publication: London Lite

Complaint:

David Walliams, the well-known comedian and actor, complained through Schillings solicitors that London Lite had published a composite picture showing him and the model, Peta Todd, without informing readers that it was a montage of two separate images. Mr Walliams was concerned at the practice of newspapers creating photo montages without labelling them as such.

Resolution:

The complaint was resolved when the newspaper agreed to publish the following apology, headlined ‘David Walliams’:

We have been asked to clarify that the picture with our article "Walliams swops his page 3 playmate" (17 October) was made up of separate photographs of David Walliams and Peta Todd. We are happy to do that and apologise for not making it clear previously. We are also sorry for giving the wrong impression that they were in a relationship, and for suggesting that David Walliams "kicked" Keeley Hazel out of a cab when in fact he provided her with a lift to her next destination.

Report: 78



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