Donovan Broke British Broadcasting Rule
Singer-turned-radio host JASON DONOVAN broke broadcasting rules when he publicly backed politician BORIS JOHNSON to be London mayor, an official body has ruled.
Donovan spoke in support of the Conservative candidate, who took over the English capital's mayoral reigns from Ken Livingstone in May (08).
On the 27 April (08) edition of Sunday Night With Jason Donovan, the 40-year-old said: "It's time for a change. It's definitely time for a change. Boris Johnson. I have to say it. That's my political message."
But the Australian star's comments breached radio regulations, independent regulator Ofcom has found.
A spokesman for Ofcom says, "A presenter endorsing a political candidate at a time of an election is a clear and unambiguous breach of the due impartiality requirements of the broadcasting code.
"A presenter, albeit relatively new to his role as a radio presenter, was allowed to use his programme to promote an unchallenged political message in favour of a candidate for the 2008 London mayoral elections."