Comedian Al Porter to take time off from Today FM show

Latest: Al Porter to take a break from Today FM amid sexual misconduct allegations

In a brief statement seen by Her, the station said it is "aware of the allegations made against Al Porter".

The company has spoken with Al Porter and his management team and said they take any comments of this nature extremely seriously.

A number of groping allegations have been circulating on social media. "Likewise, we take the welfare of our presenters and staff extremely seriously".

TV3 also chose to cancel a planned rerun of the finale of Blind Date - a show fronted by Mr Porter - on Saturday evening.

However, he has said he's stepping away from the entertainment industry that he's been part of for 14 years - starting with his resignation from his daily radio show on Today FM.

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As host of the TV3 series Blind Date, the station have also announced that it would cancel the repeat broadcast of the finale in the wake of the allegations.

"No further comment will be made by Today FM at this time" it added. Although, on legal advice, I can not comment on specific allegations at the present time, I nonetheless sincerely apologise to anyone I may have genuinely offended.

Porter's management has not responded to a request for comment.

Amid the allegations from fellow comedians, Porter is said to have sent unsolicited sexual messages to a musician who appeared on his radio show.

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