Russell Brand and Jo Whiley hit by new phone-in scandals at BBC

Last updated at 18:53 24 January 2008

Russell Brand

The BBC has admitted to two fresh phone-in cons, this time involving Russell Brand and Jo Whiley.

An edition of Brand's 6Music radio show was billed as live but was pre-recorded - and a member of staff posed as a competition winner.

Listeners who called or texted to take part had no chance of winning.

Radio 1 star Jo Whiley's show has been found guilty of faking a competition entrant for the second time.

On this occasion, production staff made up the name of a competition participant.

It occurred three weeks after another fake winner was put on air, an incident which came to light in October.

Jo Whiley