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Peter Simon taken off Ideal World following on air comments about Eastern Europeans

Ideal World has removed Peter Simon from the channel following comments he made about Eastern Europeans live on air.

Peter Simon, who worked for Ideal World as a freelancer, has apologised for the “stupid and ill-judged comments” which he made while presenting a show on Thursday last week.

Peter Simon was getting angry with what appears to be a technical glitch, before stating: “Unless you’re Polish or you’re from Latvian countries and you just shouldn’t be here...”

Peter Simon was a regular on CBBC in the 90's hosting shows Run The Risk and Double Dare, he then joined bid tv in 2000, Simon also worked for Gems TV before joining Ideal World in 2014.

A company spokesperson for Ideal World said: “These comments are in no way representative of Ideal Shopping Direct’s company values or opinions. “This is a matter that the company is currently reviewing internally. “In the meantime the freelance presenter in question has been removed from all TV broadcasts whilst we conduct our review.”

The company did not say if it had received any complaints from viewers following the broadcast.

Peter Simon is not represented by Ideal World, but he asked them to share a comment with the Peterborough Telegraph. He said: “I deeply regret the stupid and ill-judged comments I made and apologise wholeheartedly to all the people that I offended.”


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