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GMTV exec resigns over text blunder

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Head of lifestyle programming at GMTV Benedetta Pinelli has resigned from the programme after accidentally sending a text message meant for her husband to Lorraine Kelly.

Pinelli, who has only been in the job 6 months, sent the text, which included the words: "I hate her," to the LK Today presenter by accident.

Sources say that Pinelli was "embarrassed" and decided to resign immediately,

GMTV confirmed today that Pinelli left of her own accord and was not sacked.
A GMTV spokesperson said: "Nobody influenced her decision to resign. It was whole-heartedly her decision."

Pinelli is reportedly due to start a new role at an unnamed film production company next week.

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