Today FM and TV3 take action following Al Porter allegations

Al Porter is to take some “personal time” away from his Today FM radio show following claims of inappropriate sexual behaviour.

Earlier this week, the comedy star turned broadcaster was accused of groping and harassing four fellow comedians at various events over the past five years.

The 24-year-old has yet to comment on the allegations, though Today FM did respond to the situation in a statement released last night.

“In light of recent event, Today FM and Al Porter have agreed that Al will take some personal time from his lunchtime radio show,” it read.

Adding: “No further comment will be made by Today FM at this time.”

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.

TV3 takes any allegations of this nature very seriously and has decided that it would be inappropriate to broadcast the repeat of the final episode of Blind Date scheduled for Sunday evening,” a spokesperson said.