Phillip Schofield receives Ofcom complaints after saying Donald Trump is ‘still there sadly’


Phillip Schofield receives Ofcom complaints after saying Donald Trump is ‘still there sadly’ during COVID-19 segment on This Morning

  • In an episode last week, the presenter, 58, left viewers shocked over his comment about the US President, 73
  • It occurred during a segment about Trump taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19
  • This Morning has since received 51 complaints for the May 19 show with the ‘majority’ over Phillip’s comment about Trump
  • Phillip has since tweeted: ‘Still in OFFICE!! Not still alive FFS!!!’  
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Phillip Schofield has received Ofcom complaints after saying Donald Trump is ‘still there sadly’ during an episode of This Morning.

In the show aired last week, the presenter, 58, left viewers shocked over his comment about the US President, 73, during a segment about him taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19. 

This Morning has since received 51 complaints for the May 19 episode with the ‘majority’ over Phillip’s comment about Trump. The presenter has since insisted he meant ‘still in office’. 

Ofcom complaints: Phillip Schofield has received Ofcom complaints after saying Donald Trump is ‘still there sadly’ during an episode of This Morning

During the show, Phillip, co-host Holly Willoughby and Matthew Wright were shown a clip of Trump discussing his decision to take unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19.

The US President said: ‘I’ve taken it for about a week and a half now, and I’m still here.’

To which Phillip said afterwards: ‘He’s still there, sadly.’

Shocking: In an episode last week, the presenter, 58, left viewers shocked over his comment about the US President, 73, during a segment about him taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

Shocking: In an episode last week, the presenter, 58, left viewers shocked over his comment about the US President, 73, during a segment about him taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

51 complaints: This Morning has since received 51 complaints for the May 19 show with the 'majority' over Phillip's comment about Trump. The presenter has since insisted he meant 'still in office'.

51 complaints: This Morning has since received 51 complaints for the May 19 show with the ‘majority’ over Phillip’s comment about Trump. The presenter has since insisted he meant ‘still in office’.

The presenter’s comment left guest Matthew shocked as he visibly gasped over the remark. While outraged viewers took to social media to complain over the segment.  

Phillip later took to Twitter to insist he meant ‘still in office’ after receiving backlash from angry show watchers. He tweeted: ‘Still in OFFICE!! Not still alive FFS!!!’ 

An Ofcom spokesperson told The Sun: ‘Of the 51 complaints about This Morning we can confirm that the majority are about Philips’s comments about Donald Trump.’ 

In a clip, the US President said: 'I've taken it [hydroxychloroquine] for about a week and a half now, and I'm still here' to which Phillip said afterwards: 'He's still there, sadly,' leaving the studio and guest Matthew visibly shocked (pictured)

In a clip, the US President said: ‘I’ve taken it [hydroxychloroquine] for about a week and a half now, and I’m still here’ to which Phillip said afterwards: ‘He’s still there, sadly,’ leaving the studio and guest Matthew visibly shocked (pictured) 

Comment: Phillip later took to Twitter to insist he meant 'still in office' after receiving backlash from outraged show watchers. He tweeted: 'Still in OFFICE!! Not still alive FFS!!!'

Comment: Phillip later took to Twitter to insist he meant ‘still in office’ after receiving backlash from outraged show watchers. He tweeted: ‘Still in OFFICE!! Not still alive FFS!!!’

MailOnline has contacted both Ofcom and This Morning for comment.

In 2016, Phillip once again apparently failed to remain impartial as he spoke at length about the shock US election results on This Morning.  

Talking about his worries on the show following Donald Trump’s win, he told viewers: ‘I had lunch with Piers Morgan a while ago and he told me that Trump would be President and I said, “He frightens the life out of me”.

'He frightens the life out of me': In 2016, Phillip once again apparently failed to remain impartial as he spoke at length about the shock US election results on This Morning

‘He frightens the life out of me’: In 2016, Phillip once again apparently failed to remain impartial as he spoke at length about the shock US election results on This Morning

‘I think a lot of people woke up this morning and thought, my God I am actually terrified that this man should be in charge.’

He continued: ‘Piers said, “No, no no, this is all a game, a plan. He is going to be outrageous. He is going to pull in people who want a change when he gets into the Oval office, he will become Presidential.”‘ 

Phillip also made his views clear on Twitter at the time, posting a cartoon of himself with the words: ‘What happened?’ written above it.

He captioned the image with the words: ‘… well it’ll be fascinating!!’ alongside a red-faced shocked emoji.

Twitter: Phillip also made his views clear on Twitter at the time, posting a cartoon of himself with the words: 'What happened?' written above it

 Twitter: Phillip also made his views clear on Twitter at the time, posting a cartoon of himself with the words: ‘What happened?’ written above it

Phillip Schofield receives Ofcom complaints after saying Donald Trump is ‘still there sadly’


Phillip Schofield receives Ofcom complaints after saying Donald Trump is ‘still there sadly’ during COVID-19 segment on This Morning

  • In an episode last week, the presenter, 58, left viewers shocked over his comment about the US President, 73
  • It occurred during a segment about Trump taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19
  • This Morning has since received 51 complaints for the May 19 show with the ‘majority’ over Phillip’s comment about Trump
  • Phillip has since tweeted: ‘Still in OFFICE!! Not still alive FFS!!!’  
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

Phillip Schofield has received Ofcom complaints after saying Donald Trump is ‘still there sadly’ during an episode of This Morning.

In the show aired last week, the presenter, 58, left viewers shocked over his comment about the US President, 73, during a segment about him taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19. 

This Morning has since received 51 complaints for the May 19 episode with the ‘majority’ over Phillip’s comment about Trump. The presenter has since insisted he meant ‘still in office’. 

Ofcom complaints: Phillip Schofield has received Ofcom complaints after saying Donald Trump is ‘still there sadly’ during an episode of This Morning

During the show, Phillip, co-host Holly Willoughby and Matthew Wright were shown a clip of Trump discussing his decision to take unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19.

The US President said: ‘I’ve taken it for about a week and a half now, and I’m still here.’

To which Phillip said afterwards: ‘He’s still there, sadly.’

Shocking: In an episode last week, the presenter, 58, left viewers shocked over his comment about the US President, 73, during a segment about him taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

Shocking: In an episode last week, the presenter, 58, left viewers shocked over his comment about the US President, 73, during a segment about him taking unproven drug hydroxychloroquine to prevent COVID-19

51 complaints: This Morning has since received 51 complaints for the May 19 show with the 'majority' over Phillip's comment about Trump. The presenter has since insisted he meant 'still in office'.

51 complaints: This Morning has since received 51 complaints for the May 19 show with the ‘majority’ over Phillip’s comment about Trump. The presenter has since insisted he meant ‘still in office’.

The presenter’s comment left guest Matthew shocked as he visibly gasped over the remark. While outraged viewers took to social media to complain over the segment.  

Phillip later took to Twitter to insist he meant ‘still in office’ after receiving backlash from angry show watchers. He tweeted: ‘Still in OFFICE!! Not still alive FFS!!!’ 

An Ofcom spokesperson told The Sun: ‘Of the 51 complaints about This Morning we can confirm that the majority are about Philips’s comments about Donald Trump.’ 

In a clip, the US President said: 'I've taken it [hydroxychloroquine] for about a week and a half now, and I'm still here' to which Phillip said afterwards: 'He's still there, sadly,' leaving the studio and guest Matthew visibly shocked (pictured)

In a clip, the US President said: ‘I’ve taken it [hydroxychloroquine] for about a week and a half now, and I’m still here’ to which Phillip said afterwards: ‘He’s still there, sadly,’ leaving the studio and guest Matthew visibly shocked (pictured) 

Comment: Phillip later took to Twitter to insist he meant 'still in office' after receiving backlash from outraged show watchers. He tweeted: 'Still in OFFICE!! Not still alive FFS!!!'

Comment: Phillip later took to Twitter to insist he meant ‘still in office’ after receiving backlash from outraged show watchers. He tweeted: ‘Still in OFFICE!! Not still alive FFS!!!’

MailOnline has contacted both Ofcom and This Morning for comment.

In 2016, Phillip once again apparently failed to remain impartial as he spoke at length about the shock US election results on This Morning.  

Talking about his worries on the show following Donald Trump’s win, he told viewers: ‘I had lunch with Piers Morgan a while ago and he told me that Trump would be President and I said, “He frightens the life out of me”.

'He frightens the life out of me': In 2016, Phillip once again apparently failed to remain impartial as he spoke at length about the shock US election results on This Morning

‘He frightens the life out of me’: In 2016, Phillip once again apparently failed to remain impartial as he spoke at length about the shock US election results on This Morning

‘I think a lot of people woke up this morning and thought, my God I am actually terrified that this man should be in charge.’

He continued: ‘Piers said, “No, no no, this is all a game, a plan. He is going to be outrageous. He is going to pull in people who want a change when he gets into the Oval office, he will become Presidential.”‘ 

Phillip also made his views clear on Twitter at the time, posting a cartoon of himself with the words: ‘What happened?’ written above it.

He captioned the image with the words: ‘… well it’ll be fascinating!!’ alongside a red-faced shocked emoji.

Twitter: Phillip also made his views clear on Twitter at the time, posting a cartoon of himself with the words: 'What happened?' written above it

 Twitter: Phillip also made his views clear on Twitter at the time, posting a cartoon of himself with the words: ‘What happened?’ written above it

Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars ‘are bracing themselves for a pay cut as ITV ad revenue falls


Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars ‘are bracing themselves for a pay cut as ITV ad revenue falls but station’s top talent like Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Ant and Dec are safe’

  • ITV stars are reportedly bracing themselves for pay cuts as the channel’s ad revenue has plummeted amid the coronavirus crisis 
  • Top stars such as Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Ant and Dec, are said to be in the clear but the ITV’s soap stars are worried about their pay 
  • According to The Sun, younger stars of Coronation Street and Emmerdale are worried about being able to make ends meet if they don’t get any work
  • A source said: ‘Well-known stars know they’ll be touched but there is some anger that it’s unlikely to affect the biggest names’
  • ITV reported a 42 per cent fall in ad revenue in April as the pandemic forced the broadcaster to cut its spending 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

ITV stars are reportedly bracing themselves for pay cuts as the channel’s ad revenue has plummeted amid the coronavirus crisis.

While the station’s top stars such as Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Ant and Dec, are said to be in the clear, the channel’s soap stars are worried about the cuts.

According to The Sun, a source said reduction in talent pay is ‘inevitable’ and younger stars of Coronation Street and Emmerdale are worried about being able to make ends meet if they don’t get any work.

ITV’s soap stars are reportedly bracing themselves for pay cuts as the channel’s ad revenue has plummeted amid the coronavirus crisis

Many lesser known figures at the station are said to be furious at the prospect of their pay being cut while ITV’s top stars will be spared. 

A source told the publication: ‘Well-known stars know they’ll be touched but there is some anger that it’s unlikely to affect the biggest names.’

The pay cuts are expected in phases with those unable to present shows said to likely be the first who will be affected. 

ITV reported a 42 per cent fall in ad revenue in April as the pandemic forced the broadcaster to cut its spending. 

Cuts: While the channels top stars such as Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield (pictured) and Ant and Dec, are said to be in the clear, the channel's soap stars are worried about their pay

Cuts: While the channels top stars such as Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield (pictured) and Ant and Dec, are said to be in the clear, the channel’s soap stars are worried about their pay 

While Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to resume filming, many stars are reportedly worried they won’t get enough work.

Those who are paid per episode are particularly worried that their episode count could drop. 

Social distancing rules the soaps will be implementing will mean a smaller cast will be required and the slow speed of filming will result in fewer instalments per week. 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Coronation Street and Emmerdale for comment.  

Not happy: Many lesser known figures at the station are said to be furious at the prospect of their pay being cut while ITV's top stars will be spared (Ant and Dec pictured)

Not happy: Many lesser known figures at the station are said to be furious at the prospect of their pay being cut while ITV’s top stars will be spared (Ant and Dec pictured)

Earlier this month, sources confirmed Emmerdale bosses have put together a plan for the cast to return to set in June and film with the use of clever camera angles to ensure stars are adhering to social distancing.

It comes just days after MailOnline confirmed Corrie bosses have put together a ‘return-to-production protocol’ after filming was suspended to follow COVID-19 regulations.

A source told The Sun that bosses are using Emmerdale as the benchmark for filming while adhering to social distancing, as the soap boasts a large set.

It’s thought some of the cast will return to production in smaller groups, with scenes filmed with the use of clever camera angles to ensure stars keep at least two metres apart.

Fears: While Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to resume filming, many stars are reportedly worried they won't get enough work

Fears: While Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to resume filming, many stars are reportedly worried they won’t get enough work

A soap insider said: ‘Production is starting up again in June. Emmerdale is being used as the benchmark for safety guidelines as they have a lot of space and it’s the perfect location to put the social distancing measures into practice.

‘Everyone will be adhering to social ­distancing and scenes will be filmed with smaller groups.

‘The teams will be able to film in certain ways which will minimise distancing. The scripting teams are working on creating storylines with fewer characters.’  

Future: While Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to resume filming, many stars are reportedly worried they won't get enough work

Future: While Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to resume filming, many stars are reportedly worried they won’t get enough work 

Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars ‘are bracing themselves for a pay cut as ITV ad revenue falls


Coronation Street and Emmerdale stars ‘are bracing themselves for a pay cut as ITV ad revenue falls but station’s top talent like Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Ant and Dec are safe’

  • ITV stars are reportedly bracing themselves for pay cuts as the channel’s ad revenue has plummeted amid the coronavirus crisis 
  • Top stars such as Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Ant and Dec, are said to be in the clear but the ITV’s soap stars are worried about their pay 
  • According to The Sun, younger stars of Coronation Street and Emmerdale are worried about being able to make ends meet if they don’t get any work
  • A source said: ‘Well-known stars know they’ll be touched but there is some anger that it’s unlikely to affect the biggest names’
  • ITV reported a 42 per cent fall in ad revenue in April as the pandemic forced the broadcaster to cut its spending 
  • Here’s how to help people impacted by Covid-19

ITV stars are reportedly bracing themselves for pay cuts as the channel’s ad revenue has plummeted amid the coronavirus crisis.

While the station’s top stars such as Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield and Ant and Dec, are said to be in the clear, the channel’s soap stars are worried about the cuts.

According to The Sun, a source said reduction in talent pay is ‘inevitable’ and younger stars of Coronation Street and Emmerdale are worried about being able to make ends meet if they don’t get any work.

ITV’s soap stars are reportedly bracing themselves for pay cuts as the channel’s ad revenue has plummeted amid the coronavirus crisis

Many lesser known figures at the station are said to be furious at the prospect of their pay being cut while ITV’s top stars will be spared. 

A source told the publication: ‘Well-known stars know they’ll be touched but there is some anger that it’s unlikely to affect the biggest names.’

The pay cuts are expected in phases with those unable to present shows said to likely be the first who will be affected. 

ITV reported a 42 per cent fall in ad revenue in April as the pandemic forced the broadcaster to cut its spending. 

Cuts: While the channels top stars such as Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield (pictured) and Ant and Dec, are said to be in the clear, the channel's soap stars are worried about their pay

Cuts: While the channels top stars such as Holly Willoughby, Phillip Schofield (pictured) and Ant and Dec, are said to be in the clear, the channel’s soap stars are worried about their pay 

While Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to resume filming, many stars are reportedly worried they won’t get enough work.

Those who are paid per episode are particularly worried that their episode count could drop. 

Social distancing rules the soaps will be implementing will mean a smaller cast will be required and the slow speed of filming will result in fewer instalments per week. 

MailOnline has contacted representatives for Coronation Street and Emmerdale for comment.  

Not happy: Many lesser known figures at the station are said to be furious at the prospect of their pay being cut while ITV's top stars will be spared (Ant and Dec pictured)

Not happy: Many lesser known figures at the station are said to be furious at the prospect of their pay being cut while ITV’s top stars will be spared (Ant and Dec pictured)

Earlier this month, sources confirmed Emmerdale bosses have put together a plan for the cast to return to set in June and film with the use of clever camera angles to ensure stars are adhering to social distancing.

It comes just days after MailOnline confirmed Corrie bosses have put together a ‘return-to-production protocol’ after filming was suspended to follow COVID-19 regulations.

A source told The Sun that bosses are using Emmerdale as the benchmark for filming while adhering to social distancing, as the soap boasts a large set.

It’s thought some of the cast will return to production in smaller groups, with scenes filmed with the use of clever camera angles to ensure stars keep at least two metres apart.

Fears: While Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to resume filming, many stars are reportedly worried they won't get enough work

Fears: While Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to resume filming, many stars are reportedly worried they won’t get enough work

A soap insider said: ‘Production is starting up again in June. Emmerdale is being used as the benchmark for safety guidelines as they have a lot of space and it’s the perfect location to put the social distancing measures into practice.

‘Everyone will be adhering to social ­distancing and scenes will be filmed with smaller groups.

‘The teams will be able to film in certain ways which will minimise distancing. The scripting teams are working on creating storylines with fewer characters.’  

Future: While Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to resume filming, many stars are reportedly worried they won't get enough work

Future: While Coronation Street and Emmerdale are set to resume filming, many stars are reportedly worried they won’t get enough work 

‘Talking saved me’: Phillip Schofield shares how speaking to loved ones helped him when he came out


‘Talking saved me’: Phillip Schofield shares how speaking to loved ones helped him when he came out as gay as he encourages others to do the same during hard times

  • If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org 

Phillip Schofield revealed that ‘talking saved [him]’ when he came out as gay, as he encouraged others to rely on their loved ones during times of struggle.

The This Morning presenter, 58, shared the JustGiving page of Alison Watson, whose son Morgan tragically took his own life on Sunday, and spoke about the way talking to those around you can help.

In his candid Twitter post, which he posted on Thursday, Phil wrote: ‘Another heartbreaking story. There is strength in talking. 

‘Talking saved me’: Phillip Schofield shared how speaking to loved ones helped him when he came out as gay as he encouraged others to do the same during hard times

‘Please don’t try to fight your head on your own. Talking saved me,’ he admitted.

Alison set up the fundraising page to support the Guernsey Mind charity to try and prevent male suicide following her tragic loss, and she has raised over £5,000 so far.

She wrote: ‘We are heartbroken at his loss and have started this fundraising page in the small hope that we can prevent others suffering as we are losing someone they love as we love Morgan so much. 

‘Our hearts are breaking. Talking to whoever is so important for everyone, especially young men. Stay safe xxx’

Helping others: Phil shared the JustGiving page of Alison Watson, whose son Morgan tragically took his own life on Sunday, and said talking to those around you can help

Helping others: Phil shared the JustGiving page of Alison Watson, whose son Morgan tragically took his own life on Sunday, and said talking to those around you can help

Moving: In his candid Twitter post Phil wrote: 'There is strength in talking. Please don’t try to fight your head on your own. Talking saved me.'

Moving: In his candid Twitter post Phil wrote: ‘There is strength in talking. Please don’t try to fight your head on your own. Talking saved me.’

Phillip surprised fans on February 7 by issuing a statement on social media declaring that after 27 years of marriage, he was ‘coming to terms with the fact that I am gay’.

In a choreographed follow-up, he took his place on the This Morning sofa besides co-host Holly Willoughby to further pour his heart out.

Writing on Instagram about his decision to come out, he said: ‘With the strength and support of my wife and daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.

‘My inner conflict contrasts with an outside world that has changed so very much for the better. Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud.’

He later admitted in a newspaper interview that it was too early to say if he and Steph would stay married.

‘It has taken me a long time to get here, I am not rushing to get to any other place,’ he said. ‘We will always be a family… And where the wind blows us I don’t know. But I still love Steph as much as when we first met. More probably.’

Phillip is married to wife Stephanie and the couple are parents to Molly, 27, and Ruby, 24.

Shock: Phillip surprised fans on February 7 by issuing a statement on social media declaring that after 27 years of marriage, he was 'coming to terms with the fact that I am gay'

Shock: Phillip surprised fans on February 7 by issuing a statement on social media declaring that after 27 years of marriage, he was ‘coming to terms with the fact that I am gay’

The presenter previously revealed he had been leading the ‘perfect life’ after getting married and raising his two children, claiming he hadn’t wanted anything to get in the way of his happiness.

But he said he was ‘naive’ to think he could suppress his sexuality when he married Stephanie 27 years ago, and he didn’t consider his sexuality as it was such a ‘joyous time’ for him.

Phillip also admitted he battled depression as he struggled with his sexuality, and even sought therapy to come to terms with it, before deciding he found it more helpful speaking to friends in private.

If you have been affected by this story, you can call the Samaritans on 116 123 or visit www.samaritans.org 

Support: In a choreographed follow-up, he took his place on the This Morning sofa besides co-host Holly Willoughby to further pour his heart out

Support: In a choreographed follow-up, he took his place on the This Morning sofa besides co-host Holly Willoughby to further pour his heart out

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield call out a guest for flouting lockdown


Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were left furious on Thursday’s This Morning after a ‘brazen’ caller revealed she was planning to flout lockdown to celebrate her birthday at her sister’s house.  

The two presenters, aged 39 and 58, were left horrified during a phone-in segment with Vanessa Feltz as a viewer called ‘Emma’ revealed her ploy to break government guidelines and even stay the night at her sibling’s home.

Emma insisted that they both live alone and have no underlying illness or COVID-19 symptoms. The caller also stressed that she hasn’t seen anyone so far apart from members of the public during her visit to the shops. 

Not impressed: Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield were left furious on Thursday’s This Morning after a ‘brazen’ caller revealed she was planning to flout lockdown to celebrate her birthday at her sister’s house

Britons have had to avoid meeting up with friends and families since March 16, a week before the full lockdown came in on March 23.  

Yet the two presenters were left unimpressed by the caller with Holly pointing out the government guidelines of only being allowed to see one person outside your household while remaining a social distance outdoors. 

While Phillip despairingly exclaimed: ‘Nothing we say is going to stop you is it? You sound like you’re going to go no matter what.’

To which an adamant Emma replied: ‘Nope!’ as she insisted that she wasn’t doing anything wrong and would still celebrate her birthday with her sister.

Horrified: The two presenters, aged 39 and 58, were left horrified during a phone-in segment with Vanessa Feltz as a viewer called 'Emma' revealed her ploy to break government guidelines and even stay the night at her sibling's home

Horrified: The two presenters, aged 39 and 58, were left horrified during a phone-in segment with Vanessa Feltz as a viewer called ‘Emma’ revealed her ploy to break government guidelines and even stay the night at her sibling’s home

Emma even joked that she was more concerned about her sister serving ‘couscous’ at her birthday meal than the deadly virus, which has killed 35,704 and infected 248K people in the UK so far.  

Holly and Phillip were left raising their eyebrows and shaking their heads over the caller.  

Viewers were also left furious over the scenes as they took to Twitter to call out Emma’s brazen attitude to lockdown.

One person said: ‘People like Emma on @thismorning make me sick. I have been alone since lockdown began and had my birthday in April but we didn’t break the lockdown. 

Anger: Viewers were also left furious over the scenes as they took to Twitter to call out Emma's brazen attitude to lockdown

Anger: Viewers were also left furious over the scenes as they took to Twitter to call out Emma’s brazen attitude to lockdown

Giggles: Yet the two presenters appeared in better spirits later on in the show as they erupted into a fit of giggles and were unable to keep presenting

Oo-er! Coming back from an advert, Holly burst out laughing while Phillip quickly followed suit and admitted they had been talking about something 'rude' during the break

Giggles: Yet the two presenters appeared in better spirits later on in the show as they erupted into a fit of giggles and were unable to keep presenting

‘I actually had a great day opening my cards and presents with family and evening drinks and games all via Skype. Selfish stupid.’

A different user put: ‘I’m still gobsmacked by Emma, stupid stupid woman. The problem is that so many people are backing her but you won’t be so mouthy when she takes up your ventilator space will you. 

‘I just don’t understand why the team let the call through to the live studio?? #ThisMorning.’

Another follower commented: ‘@thismorning “Emma” on flouting lockdown. 

Oh my! And Emma's flouting lockdown wasn't the only drama on Thursday's show, as Holly was left squirming after a guest detailed how she pulled out her own tooth with pliers

Oh my! And Emma’s flouting lockdown wasn’t the only drama on Thursday’s show, as Holly was left squirming after a guest detailed how she pulled out her own tooth with pliers

OUCH! The two presenters spoke to Fay Rayward via videolink as she revealed she was forced to take matters into her own hands after she was unable to get an emergency dentist appointment during lockdown

OUCH! The two presenters spoke to Fay Rayward via videolink as she revealed she was forced to take matters into her own hands after she was unable to get an emergency dentist appointment during lockdown 

‘Makes me so angry people carrying on like nothing’s happening whilst vulnerable people are shielding and lock themselves away from everyone and been forgotten whilst other selfish people like this carry on without a care in the world.’

While a different account added: ‘@thismorning how selfish is Emma!! “I’m going to my sisters overnight” and doesn’t care at all!! It’s my birthday soon and I will be seeing one person who lives with me! 

‘This is the reason why this virus will be ongoing for longer and longer.’ 

Yet the two presenters appeared in better spirits later on in the show as they erupted into a fit of giggles and were unable to keep presenting.

Gruesome: Fay shared that she was left in agony for six days after her filling fell out and her tooth cracked in half

Gruesome: Fay shared that she was left in agony for six days after her filling fell out and her tooth cracked in half

Coming back from an advert break, Holly burst out laughing while Phillip quickly followed suit.

In between stifled laughter, he admitted: ‘I am sorry, we might have been a bit rude during the break and that might be why we are laughing. I wish we could tell you!’

To which a cheeky and giggling Holly added: ‘But we just can’t, I’m afraid!’  

And Emma’s flouting lockdown wasn’t the only drama on Thursday’s show, as Holly was left squirming after a guest detailed how she pulled out her own tooth with pliers. 

The two presenters spoke to Fay Rayward via videolink as she revealed she was forced to take matters into her own hands after she was unable to get an emergency dentist appointment during lockdown.

Agony: The guest revealed she was given antibiotics but was still unable to combat the pain and she wasn't allowed a dental appointment due to her case not being classified as an 'emergency'

Agony: The guest revealed she was given antibiotics but was still unable to combat the pain and she wasn’t allowed a dental appointment due to her case not being classified as an ’emergency’

Fay shared that she was left in agony for six days after her filling fell out and her tooth cracked in half. 

The guest revealed she was given antibiotics but was still unable to combat the pain and she wasn’t allowed a dental appointment due to her case not being classified as an ’emergency’. 

Fay said: ‘I was trying to bear with it. I knew what the situation would be with dentists in lockdown. 

‘It was desperate measures. I was crying and didn’t know what to do. I started with tweezers tying to loosen the tooth. I got my husband’s pliers and tried to remove it myself. I just wanted it out.’

Fay previously told the BBC that the pain was ‘worse than childbirth’ and that she had never experienced anything like it.

Not ideal: Fay previously told the BBC that the pain was 'worse than childbirth' and that she had never experienced anything like it

Not ideal: Fay previously told the BBC that the pain was ‘worse than childbirth’ and that she had never experienced anything like it 

She said: ‘The pain for me was worse than childbirth. I have never experienced pain like it, it was searing through the side of my face. It was just awful.’

Fay managed to move the tooth but not fully remove it, and as such, she eventually got an emergency dentist appointment where it was extracted. 

Viewers were left horrified over the scenes as they took to Twitter to share their thoughts over the ‘barbaric’ procedure.

One person said: ‘Absolutely CRINGING at this woman talking about her tooth story. My stomach is turning #ThisMorning.’ 

Sickened: Viewers were left horrified over the scenes as they took to Twitter to share their thoughts over the 'barbaric' procedure

Sickened: Viewers were left horrified over the scenes as they took to Twitter to share their thoughts over the ‘barbaric’ procedure

A different user put: ‘@thismorning Why didn’t that tooth video not come with a warning!!!’

Another follower commented: ‘The woman on #ThisMorning pulling her own tooth out is making my toes curl.’ 

While a different account added: ‘This woman on #ThisMorning is stressing me out, attempting to pull her tooth out with pliers.’

This Morning continues on weekdays at 10am on ITV.  

Watch it again! This Morning continues on weekdays at 10am on ITV

Watch it again! This Morning continues on weekdays at 10am on ITV 

Phillip Schofield begs for pubs to open


‘Let’s all go have a pint… we’re going CRACKERS’: Phillip Schofield begs for pubs to open ahead of ‘planned’ July date as he says ‘we know how to socially distance’

Phillip Schofield begged for pubs to open in an impassioned rant on Wednesday which saw him trending on Twitter.

The host, 58, said ‘people are going crackers’ and that ‘we’ve all got really good at social distancing.’ 

Talking to LBC host Nick Ferrari, 61, on This Morning, he said: ‘Aren’t we just craving them? We now know how to socially distance, we are getting better and better at it.

‘Let’s all go have a pint… we’re going CRACKERS’: Phillip Schofield begged for pubs to open ahead of ‘planned’ July date on This Morning on Wednesday

‘You actually see people moving too closely and you go, “Oh my god, look at them! They’re way too close!”‘

‘We’re getting better at that now. So if there is a pub garden, a business that can open… mentally, we’re all going crackers.’

He continued: ‘Nick wouldn’t you – I would open pubs. Let’s get us out there! As long as we’re not mixing too closely let’s go and have a pint!’

Plea: He told LBC host Nick Ferrari that we've all got really good at socially distancing and Nick agreed that the country had been responsible

Plea: He told LBC host Nick Ferrari that we’ve all got really good at socially distancing and Nick agreed that the country had been responsible

Nick said: ‘I am with you. I think the country has been responsible.’ 

That same day, the hospitality industry submitted a 75 page report setting out a roadmap to getting restaurants and pubs open on July 4, which includes ditching the hotel buffet and no more drinkers at the bar.

The dossier has been submitted to ministers by UKHospitality, the trade body for the industry, as reported by The Daily Telegraph. 

Boris Johnson revealed his lockdown blue-print last Sunday after Brits spent weeks under draconian lockdown measures on imposed by the PM on March 23. 

He said: 'You actually see people moving too closely and you go, "Oh my god, look at them! They're way too close!"'

He said: ‘You actually see people moving too closely and you go, “Oh my god, look at them! They’re way too close!”‘

Fury: He continued: 'Nick wouldn't you - I would open pubs. Let's get us out there! As long as we're not mixing too closely let's go and have a pint!'

Fury: He continued: ‘Nick wouldn’t you – I would open pubs. Let’s get us out there! As long as we’re not mixing too closely let’s go and have a pint!’

Plans: This picture shows a Wetherpoon pub in south London when it was still open. The graphics show what could happen if pubs reopen in July

Plans: This picture shows a Wetherpoon pub in south London when it was still open. The graphics show what could happen if pubs reopen in July

The Prime Minister has urged people to return to work and hoped that from June 1 schools and shops would reopen.

He also said it’s his ‘ambition’ to start opening some hospitality businesses on July 4, as the PM tries to get the economy kickstarted.

The newly-released draft plans give a glimpse of how restaurants, bars and other leisure facilities will operate as the country eases out of lockdown, and offers suggestions for how they can operate safely during the coronavirus pandemic. 

The industry has been devastated by the health crisis, with sales plummeting and many businesses still unsure if reopening with social distancing rules will be financially viable. 

Phillip Schofield is forced to shut down speculation from trolls


Phillip Schofield shuts down fan speculation over new relationship as he posts snap from ‘socially distanced walk’ with ‘family friend of 20 years’

Phillip Schofield was forced to defend himself against cruel trolls who mocked his use of the word ‘mate’ while out on a walk with a family friend on Saturday. 

The This Morning host, 58, shared a sweet selfie alongside ‘friend of 20 yers’ Simon Schofield, as he enjoyed a ‘socially distanced walk’ in the countryside.

Instagram users quizzed Phil over his relationship status with the friend, however the TV presenter was quick to shut down any suggestion they were more than pals.

Hitting back: Phillip Schofield, 58, was forced to defend himself against a cruel troll who mocked his use of the word ‘mate’ when out on a walk with a friend on Saturday

Philip captioned the image: ‘First socially distanced walk with a mate! Thank you Simon Schofield .. last person I had a drink with before the wheels fell off, first I’ve seen as we try to reattach them!’ 

However a follower remarked: ‘Mate, is that what they call it nowadays’

The judgmental remark was followed by a swarm of angry fans who were less than impressed with the comment.

Judgemental: The TV personality shared a sweet selfie alongside friend Simon Schofield as he enjoyed a 'socially distanced walk' however was meant with judgemental comments

Judgemental: The TV personality shared a sweet selfie alongside friend Simon Schofield as he enjoyed a ‘socially distanced walk’ however was meant with judgemental comments 

The This Morning host then replied to the troll by saying: ‘That’s what they call family friends who you’ve known for 20 years and who come round to check if you’re OK.’ 

The photo, that showed Philip at the forefront of the frame smiling into the camera, also showed Simon in the background surrounded by leafy green fields.  

Phillip surprised fans on February 7 by issuing a statement on social media declaring that after 27 years of marriage, he was ‘coming to terms with the fact that I am gay’.

Looking back: Phillip surprised fans on February 7 by issuing a statement on social media declaring that after 27 years of marriage, he was 'coming to terms with the fact that I am gay' (pictured in 2005)

Looking back: Phillip surprised fans on February 7 by issuing a statement on social media declaring that after 27 years of marriage, he was ‘coming to terms with the fact that I am gay’ (pictured in 2005)

In a choreographed follow-up, he took his place on the This Morning sofa besides co-host Holly Willoughby to further pour his heart out.

Writing on Instagram about his decision to come out, he said: ‘With the strength and support of my wife and daughters, I have been coming to terms with the fact that I am gay.

‘My inner conflict contrasts with an outside world that has changed so very much for the better. Today, quite rightly, being gay is a reason to celebrate and be proud.’

He later admitted in a newspaper interview that it was too early to say if he and Steph would stay married.

‘It has taken me a long time to get here, I am not rushing to get to any other place,’ he said. ‘We will always be a family… And where the wind blows us I don’t know. But I still love Steph as much as when we first met. More probably.’

Phillip is married to wife Stephanie and the couple are parents to Molly, 27, and Ruby, 24.

Shock: Phillip surprised fans on February 7 by issuing a statement on social media declaring that after 27 years of marriage, he was 'coming to terms with the fact that I am gay'

Shock: Phillip surprised fans on February 7 by issuing a statement on social media declaring that after 27 years of marriage, he was ‘coming to terms with the fact that I am gay’

The presenter previously revealed he had been leading the ‘perfect life’ after getting married and raising his two children, claiming he hadn’t wanted anything to get in the way of his happiness.

But he said he was ‘naive’ to think he could suppress his sexuality when he married Stephanie 27 years ago, and he didn’t consider his sexuality as it was such a ‘joyous time’ for him.

Phillip also admitted he battled depression as he struggled with his sexuality, and even sought therapy to come to terms with it, before deciding he found it more helpful speaking to friends in private.

Support: In a choreographed follow-up, he took his place on the This Morning sofa besides co-host Holly Willoughby to further pour his heart out

Support: In a choreographed follow-up, he took his place on the This Morning sofa besides co-host Holly Willoughby to further pour his heart out

Dancing On Ice bosses ‘pumping cash into the show’ as they plan for it to return as usual in 2021


Dancing On Ice producers are powering through with plans for the 2021 series, reportedly with a mega budget lining the show’s coffers.

Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it seems ITV aren’t worried about production going ahead come January next year, and they have their sights set on a slew of big stars to take to the rink.

A source told The Sun: ‘It’s full steam ahead for next year’s show and casting is already well underway. The professional skaters will be meeting potential celebrity partners on the ice next month to see how they pair up.

Big bucks! Dancing On Ice producers are powering through with plans for the 2021 series, reportedly with a mega budget lining the show’s coffers

As planned: Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it seems ITV aren't worried about production going ahead come January next year, and they have their sights set on a slew of big stars to take to the rink

As planned: Despite the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, it seems ITV aren’t worried about production going ahead come January next year, and they have their sights set on a slew of big stars to take to the rink

‘It takes some time to get the celebs up to speed so they’ll spend a lot of time on the ice to make sure they’re definitely keen to go ahead. It’s only after this that they’ll be confirmed. All training will be done safely and with the teams abiding by social distancing rules.

‘ITV have taken a hit like all the broadcasters so they’re pumping cash into the show in a bid to make it a real ratings winner again. The budget for talent has been inflated so they can splash out on a couple of really big names.’

The news directly contradicts The Sun’s previous reports that producers are working on plans in case the show is cancelled after all.

A source told The Sun: 'It’s full steam ahead for next year’s show and casting is already well underway. The professional skaters will be meeting potential celebrity partners on the ice next month to see how they pair up'

A source told The Sun: ‘It’s full steam ahead for next year’s show and casting is already well underway. The professional skaters will be meeting potential celebrity partners on the ice next month to see how they pair up’

They added: 'It takes some time to get the celebs up to speed so they’ll spend a lot of time on the ice to make sure they’re definitely keen to go ahead. It’s only after this that they’ll be confirmed. All training will be done safely and with the teams abiding by social distancing rules'

They added: ‘It takes some time to get the celebs up to speed so they’ll spend a lot of time on the ice to make sure they’re definitely keen to go ahead. It’s only after this that they’ll be confirmed. All training will be done safely and with the teams abiding by social distancing rules’

The publication reported that a special programme to ‘fill the gap’ is being planned in case the global health crisis continues on into next year.

There is cause for concern following the news that Love Island will not go ahead this summer as well as rumours circulating Strictly Come Dancing’s status.

Hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are on board with Dancing On Ice’s special edition, according to the report.

It is said to feature ‘lockdown episodes’ filmed by some favourite celebs over the years.

They went on: 'ITV have taken a hit like all the broadcasters so they’re pumping cash into the show in a bid to make it a real ratings winner again. The budget for talent has been inflated so they can splash out on a couple of really big names'

They went on: ‘ITV have taken a hit like all the broadcasters so they’re pumping cash into the show in a bid to make it a real ratings winner again. The budget for talent has been inflated so they can splash out on a couple of really big names’

Contradiction: The news directly contradicts The Sun’s previous reports that producers are working on plans in case the show is cancelled after all

A source told the publication: ‘Obviously no-one knows when lockdown measures and social distancing will be fully eased – but DOI has become a fixture in the winter TV schedules.

‘It’s be a hammer blow for ITV to lose it. As such, they’ve filmed some lockdown episodes – working title: Dancing On Ice Specials – to fill that gap, should the live programmes become untenable.’

The source also revealed judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will be part of the series looking back at their time on the show with never seen before footage.

A source told The Sun: 'Obviously no-one knows when lockdown measures and social distancing will be fully eased - but DOI has become a fixture in the winter TV schedules' (Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean pictured)

A source told The Sun: ‘Obviously no-one knows when lockdown measures and social distancing will be fully eased – but DOI has become a fixture in the winter TV schedules’ (Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean pictured) 

The source continued: ‘The hope is that these can be screened on ITV2 as a spin-off if the main series is able to go ahead – but execs don’t want to take any chances.’      

It comes after ITV bosses announced Love Island would not be returning for a summer series this year.

Kevin Lygo, Director of Television at ITV, said on Monday: ‘We have tried every which way to make Love Island this summer but logistically it’s just not possible to produce it in a way that safeguards the wellbeing of everyone involved and that for us is the priority.

The continued: 'It's be a hammer blow for ITV to lose it. As such, they've filmed some lockdown episodes - working title: Dancing On Ice Specials - to fill that gap, should the live programmes become untenable' they added (Dancing On Ice cast pictured in 2019)

The continued: ‘It’s be a hammer blow for ITV to lose it. As such, they’ve filmed some lockdown episodes – working title: Dancing On Ice Specials – to fill that gap, should the live programmes become untenable’ they added (Dancing On Ice cast pictured in 2019) 

Series: The source also revealed judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will be part of the series looking back at their time on the show with never seen before footage (hosts Holly and Phil pictured)

Series: The source also revealed judges Jayne Torvill and Christopher Dean will be part of the series looking back at their time on the show with never seen before footage (hosts Holly and Phil pictured) 

‘In normal circumstances we would be preparing very soon to travel out to the location in Mallorca to get the villa ready but clearly that’s now out of the question.

‘We are very sorry for fans of the show but making it safely is our prime concern and Love Island will be back stronger than ever in 2021. In the meantime Love Island fans can still enjoy all six series of Love Island on BritBox.’

As of yet no news has been confirmed on whether Strictly Come Dancing will return however there are concerns over how the show will work with social distancing measures and restrictions on audiences.  

Cancelled: It comes after ITV bosses announced Love Island would not be returning for a summer series this year (host Laura Whitmore pictured)

Cancelled: It comes after ITV bosses announced Love Island would not be returning for a summer series this year (host Laura Whitmore pictured) 

Gok Wan is left mortified as Phillip Schofield reveals the stylist had a ‘cheeky’ dream about him


Gok Wan was left mortified on Thursday’s episode of This Morning after Phillip Schofield revealed that the stylist had a dream about him.

The presenter and cook, 45, appeared on the ITV chatshow to share a delicious sweet and sour chicken recipe.

Yet before he could start, Phillip decided to divulge Gok’s dreaming habits and revealed that he featured in a recent one where he was surrounded by mushrooms.

Mortified! Gok Wan was left mortified on Thursday’s episode of This Morning after Phillip Schofield revealed that the stylist had a dream about him

The stylist, who appeared via video, was left mortified over the revelation as he squealed: ‘Don’t, Phillip, stop that now!’

Yet Gok was unable to continue as he burst out laughing and hid his face, he added: ‘I am so embarrassed!’ 

Left confused, co-host Holly Willoughby coyly asked: ‘What was the dream?’ before raising an eyebrow and insinuating it was something cheeky to which Phillip started giggling. 

Gok added: ‘Phillip! I will never forgive you for saying that on live television!’

Giggles: The presenter and cook, 45, appeared on the ITV chatshow to share a delicious sweet and sour chicken recipe

Giggles: The presenter and cook, 45, appeared on the ITV chatshow to share a delicious sweet and sour chicken recipe 

Cheeky! Yet before he could start, Phillip decided to divulge Gok's dreaming habits to which Holly Willoughby coyly asked: 'What was the dream?' before raising an eyebrow and insinuating it was something cheeky

Cheeky! Yet before he could start, Phillip decided to divulge Gok’s dreaming habits to which Holly Willoughby coyly asked: ‘What was the dream?’ before raising an eyebrow and insinuating it was something cheeky 

To which Phillip decided to explain what the dream was about, he said: ‘It was fine! He texted me and said, “I’ve dreamt about you. You were sleeping in the kitchen, there were mushrooms growing everywhere.

‘I was trying to feed you up because you looked too skinny. But you said, “I can’t eat anything, because I’m a fish!”‘ 

Gok erupted into giggles while a disappointed Holly said: ‘Gok, your reaction made it seem like that was much worse!’ to which Phillip added: ‘Considerably worse!’

Yet the stylist coyly added: ‘I didn’t tell Phillip the whole dream…’

Funny: Phillip decided to explain what the dream was about, he said: 'It was fine! He texted me and said, "I've dreamt about you. You were sleeping in the kitchen, there were mushrooms growing everywhere,' he added that Gok tried to feed him but he couldn't as he was a fish

Funny: Phillip decided to explain what the dream was about, he said: ‘It was fine! He texted me and said, “I’ve dreamt about you. You were sleeping in the kitchen, there were mushrooms growing everywhere,’ he added that Gok tried to feed him but he couldn’t as he was a fish 

Disappointed! Gok erupted into giggles while a disappointed Holly said: 'Gok, your reaction made it seem like that was much worse!' to which Phillip added: 'Considerably worse!'

Disappointed! Gok erupted into giggles while a disappointed Holly said: ‘Gok, your reaction made it seem like that was much worse!’ to which Phillip added: ‘Considerably worse!’

To which Holly let out a cheeky squeal and Phillip replied: ‘Oh, well, fair enough! I am glad to be back in your kitchen!’ 

Gok was left unable to continue the cooking segment as he quipped: ‘I’ve gone so red, I can’t bear it!’ 

The segment comes after Phillip claimed that he is still living in his family home in Oxfordshire over the weekend after a fan questioned why he was allowed to visit during lockdown.

It was believed that the TV presenter, 58, had moved out of the house and into a flat in London after revealing that he is gay earlier this year.

Oo-er! Yet the stylist coyly added: 'I didn't tell Phillip the whole dream...' as he continued to laugh hysterically

Oo-er! Yet the stylist coyly added: ‘I didn’t tell Phillip the whole dream…’ as he continued to laugh hysterically 

Phillip posted some pictures of his family – wife Stephanie and daughters Ruby, 24, and Molly, 27 – enjoying a murder mystery evening together on Friday.

After seeing the photograph on his Instagram page, one follower commented: ‘So you moved out but you’re allowed to visit your family? 

‘But I can’t go and visit my children and grandchildren. Just the rich or famous that are allowed, good to know. [angry face emoji].’

In response, Phillip quizzed his critic on where they had heard that he had moved out of his family home, suggesting that he was still living there.

Announcement: The segment comes after Phillip claimed that he is still living in his family home in Oxfordshire over the weekend after a fan questioned why he was allowed to visit during lockdown

Announcement: The segment comes after Phillip claimed that he is still living in his family home in Oxfordshire over the weekend after a fan questioned why he was allowed to visit during lockdown

Phillip was pictured arriving at a flat in central London following week-daily appearance on This Morning late last month.

Ten weeks after coming out on national television, the presenter was pictured stepping out of a black car and into the pad, which is miles from the sprawling Oxfordshire property.

In the new snaps, the family were all dressed up as characters for a murder mystery game night – seemingly the first time they have been together during lockdown.

Fun times: Phillip posted some pictures of his family - wife Stephanie and daughters Ruby, 24, and Molly, 27 - enjoying a murder mystery evening together on Friday (pictured along with Ruby's boyfriend Will)

Fun times: Phillip posted some pictures of his family – wife Stephanie and daughters Ruby, 24, and Molly, 27 – enjoying a murder mystery evening together on Friday (pictured along with Ruby’s boyfriend Will) 

Questioning: After seeing the photograph on his Instagram page, one follower commented: 'So you moved out but you're allowed to visit your family?'

Questioning: After seeing the photograph on his Instagram page, one follower commented: ‘So you moved out but you’re allowed to visit your family?’

He captioned the photo with: ‘Murder mystery night… we’re all in character and taking it very seriously.’

Phillip was reported to have amicably moved out of the £2million family home in Oxford after publicly coming out earlier this year. 

This Morning continues on weekdays at 10am on ITV.  

Home: Phillip was reported to have amicably moved out of the £2million family home in Oxford after publicly coming out earlier this year (pictured in 2018)

Home: Phillip was reported to have amicably moved out of the £2million family home in Oxford after publicly coming out earlier this year (pictured in 2018)