The British Broadcasting Corporation (BBC) has decided not to allow rocker Pete Doherty appear on its children’s shows, as the network bosses do not consider him to be a good role model for kids.
The ban on the ‘Babyshambles’ frontman’s projection in the kids’ shows was announced on BBC reviews show Newswatch.
"We have an informal agreement we don't cover Pete Doherty at all - in fact, there is one across the whole of BBC children's TV," Contactmusic quoted Tim Levell, the editor of BBC children's news bulletin Newsround, as saying.
"And if his management asked if he could be a guest on a Saturday morning show, we would say no as we don't think he is a good role model for children," he added.
Doherty’s manager Andy Boyd fears the ban could affect his record sales, and is appealing to the BBC to quash it.
"Kids who want to buy Peter's records will not buy them because the BBC are not supporting him. I would like their support, but it's not critical to his future career," he says.