Former This Morning star Ranj Singh has revealed why he is leaving the ITV show after causing much concern among bosses. It follows news of Phillip Schofield’s affair with a younger co-worker, which came to light on Friday.
Ranj previously worked on the daytime show alongside Phillip, 61, and co-star Holly Willoughby, joining in 2016 before leaving the show after formally complaining about a bully on set.
And now amid the controversy over Phillip’s affair and his departure from This Morning, Ranj has taken to Twitter to break his silence and blast ITV’s ‘toxic culture’.
According to reports in MirrorThe 43-year-old shed some light on why he ultimately decided to part ways with the show in a lengthy statement in which he claimed the problems at This Morning “go beyond” the shocking news of Phillip.
He said: “A lot of journalists have reached out to me this weekend asking about this, so I think it’s right for me to clear things up. I have a lot more to say, but now I hope my concerns will finally be taken seriously and something good comes out of all this.
“I’ve been thinking long and hard about posting this. Honestly, I wish I didn’t have to. But I have to clarify a few things that have been reported about me and in light of recent events, I finally feel like I can be trusted.
“To the journalists who offered to pay me this weekend to share my experiences working at This Morning, thank you, but ‘selling my story’ would go against the principles My rules – especially about things like this.
“However, given that ITV has commented on my departure, I feel it is only fair that I do so to avoid any further conjecture.
“I’ve been on the show for ten years and I really love and appreciate working there. However, over time, I’ve grown increasingly worried about how things are going behind the scenes and how everyone, myself included, is treated.
“I don’t know the truth about what’s going on with Phillip, but I know the problems with This Morning go 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 that my job is to take care of people’s health and I’ve been heavily involved in diversity, anti-bullying and mental health projects across the channel.
“But then I found myself less and less used.”
Ranj continued in his lengthy statement: “I even raised my concerns directly to the top of ITV. The culture at This Morning has become toxic, no longer in line with ITV values. and I felt as if I was being managed because I blew the whistle.
“But as history and experience have taught us, things like bullying and discrimination are hard to prove, especially in hindsight and when ‘people in power’ control the story. Like As we have seen, no review or investigation is perfect.
“However, I’m assured that certain things will be worked out and changes will be made. I haven’t worked on the program since… and I’m not the only one up. or experience something similar.
“That was two years ago, and to be honest, it still hurts. The whole process was pretty heartbreaking and even affected my mental health.
“But I’m happy to say I’ve found my feet again, know my worth, and have found my tribe.”
Ranj added: “So my general message to everyone is: look around you. Is this where you want to be? Do you feel valued? Are you growing or not? Just Survive Do you need to speak up?
“These are the lessons I’ve learned during my time in the industry. I say it all with respect, kindness, and a desire to make things better.
“There are some good people on TV, but we need to be brave and stand up to those who aren’t. Even if it’s scary as hell, we have to do the right thing, or there won’t be any. what changes.
“I sincerely hope something good comes out of this.”
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