Jodie Marsh 'wanted to cry' after 'horrifying' Phillip Schofield interview on This Morning

Jodie Marsh (left) and Phillip Schofield (right)

Jodie Marsh has opened up about her This Morning experience

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Ben Chapman

By Ben Chapman

Published: 31/05/2023

- 21:55

It comes after the presenter admitted to lying about an affair

Jodie Marsh has opened up on feeling “belittled” after an interview with Phillip Schofield on This Morning.

The ex-glamour model appeared on the show seven years ago to discuss freezing her eggs, something she says is an “incredibly hard” topic to discuss live on television.

The 44-year-old appeared on GB News to criticise Schofield’s line of questioning, accusing him of turning it into a discussion about sex.

Schofield has stepped down from ITV after admitting to an “unwise, but not illegal” affair with a much younger colleague.

Marsh has added her voice to a host of names speaking out against the disgraced host who has rallied against claims of ITV “toxicity” since his departure.

She told Dan Wootton that she was left “horrified” by how their interview seven years ago panned out.

Marsh told GB News: “I was panicking about not being able to have children, and so I was booked to do an interview about it.

Obviously any woman will know that's a really emotional thing to talk about.

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“That is an incredibly hard topic for any woman, let alone going on live TV to talk about it.

“Philip turned the whole entire interview into an interview about sex.

“He wanted to know about all my past endeavours with men who I'd slept with, how many I'd slept with.

“He wanted to know the ins and outs of my full sex life and turned it into the most crude and disgusting interview ever.”

In a candid admission, Marsh told Dan Wootton that she was left “wanting to cry” as a result.

She said: “I talked about this earlier and I had a few people on Twitter say, ‘well, you've got a past, deal with it’.

“But actually, I was horrified. I came away wanting to cry because I was there to talk about something so raw and so emotional.”

It comes amid claims of a “toxic” nature on ITV’s flagship daytime programme, something the broadcaster and Schofield have hit out against.

GB News’ Eamonn Holmes accused the presenter of “toxicity”, while the show’s former resident doctor Dr Ranj Singh spoke out against a “toxic” nature.

In a post on Instagram, Schofield hit back at the critics, saying that there was “no toxicity” on This Morning.

He added: “I hope you have noticed that it’s the same handful of people with a grudge against me or the show who seem to have the loudest voice.”

In a response to Dr Ranj, an ITV spokesperson said: “We are sorry to read Dr Ranj’s post today. At ITV we are fully committed to providing every opportunity for anyone who works with us to raise any concern or comments they may have.

“Following a complaint made by Dr Ranj, we appointed an external and independent advisor to carry out a review. This external review found no evidence of bullying or discrimination.”

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