ITV admits it passed off clip from a VIDEO GAME as footage of IRA attack on British helicopter in new flagship news show
Last updated at 8:00 PM on 27th September 2011
ITV was this evening forced to apologise after faking footage on a brand-new flagship show – using clips from a violent video game.
Network chiefs were left embarrassed after admitting that new prime-time show Exposure had used clips from Arma II, purportedly showing the IRA shooting down a British Army helicopter.
Footage of the 1988 'attack' was shown to viewers on Monday night's premiere show on ITV1, which exposed the former Libyan leader Colonel Gaddafi's links with the IRA.
The helicopter was seen being blasted by soldiers on a hillside, before spiralling down to earth as a voiceover stated: ‘Gaddafi weapons had upped the ante.’
But hours after Exposure: Gaddafi and the IRA was broadcast, angry viewers too
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