Matthew Wright apologises after ‘murder’ comments

Outspoken daytime television host Matthew Wright has apologised on-air after comments were made regarding a murder in Scotland.

The presenter, who fronts Channel 5 morning discussion show The Wright Stuff, put on a mock Scottish accent while discussing the first murder investigation on the Western Isles in Scotland in over 40 years. References were made to the STV produced detective drama Taggart.

This morning he made an on-air apology regarding his comments during the newspaper discussion on Tuesday. He took a swipe at those petitioning for viewers to complain to broadcasting watchdog Ofcom, saying they should “grow up”. The BBC says that the local authority for the Western Isles has made a complaint to Ofcom.