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Phillip Schofield confronts David Cameron on alleged paedophiles

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Prime Minister David Cameron was confronted with a list of alleged paedophiles associated with the Conservative Party during a live broadcast of This Morning.

During an interview with Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, the PM was handed a list of names that Schofield claimed he had found during a three-minute trawl on the internet.

David Cameron appears on 'This Morning'

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Some viewers have complained that when Schofield handed Cameron the list, he twisted the paper, revealing identities of potentially innocent public figures to viewers.

Cameron refused to look at Schofield's list, arguing that it was dangerous to start investigations based around allegations online. He was critical of the presenter's actions, suggesting that it could lead into "a sort of witch hunt, particularly against people who are gay".

"I've heard all sorts of names being bandied around and what then tends to happen is, of course, everyone sits around and speculates about people. Some of whom are alive, some of whom are dead," said Cameron.

"I do think it's very important that anyone who's got any information about any paedophile no matter how high up in the country or whether they are alive or dead, go to the police.

"There is a danger, if we're not careful, that this can turn into a sort of witch hunt, particularly against people who are gay."

Watch David Cameron being grilled on This Morning below:

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