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Libertines in 'Studio Five' spitting row

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Ian Wright expressed outrage on Live From Studio Five last night after The Libertines spat beer over show reporter Minnie Stephenson.

Stephenson was interviewing the band on location at The Boogalo pub in North London, where they had earlier held a press conference to discuss their reunion plans.

As the chat began, frontman Carl Barat was seen commenting on an earlier incident which had apparently involved his bandmate Gary Powell.

He told Stephenson: "I have to apologise as our drummer just spat beer over your back."

Viewers then watched as singer Pete Doherty approached Stephenson from behind and spat beer which appeared to land in her hair, prompting her to say: "There it is again. Wow, look at that - I've just been splashed with beer again. It's so rock 'n' roll, guys."

When the show returned to the studio, host Wright was visibly angry and blasted: "You know what, Pete Doherty does my head in. I hate that geezer. He's spitting on her back. What a complete mug he is. What a fool. I hate that guy."

Meanwhile, messages from viewers on Live From Studio Five's Facebook page have branded Doherty "an absolute disgrace" and "a vile human being" over the incident.

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