Pete Doherty Not Approved For Children

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Despite numerous bids at cleaning up his act, Pete Doherty has been embargoed from all children's programming on British television conglomerate BBC, Soundgenerator.com reports. Citing the drug-addled rocker's persistence as a permanent fixture in the tabloid media, BBC editors have deemed Doherty an unfit role model for children. "We have an informal agreement we don't cover Pete Doherty at all," BBC Editor Tim Levell said in a statement. "In fact, there is one across the whole of BBC children's TV."

Doherty's manager, Andy Boyd, has issued an appeal, but his worries are slim. "Kids who want to buy Peter's records will not buy them because the BBC are not supporting him," Boyd said in a statement. "I would like their support, but it's not critical to his future career."

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