Stephen Dixon unleashes blistering take on Vanessa Feltz after Schofield rendezvous - 'Where are your real friends?'

Stephen Dixon

Stephen Dixon has slammed Vanessa Feltz

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 10/08/2023

- 08:59

Updated: 10/08/2023

- 09:25

Phillip Schofield and Vanessa Feltz were snapped enjoying dinner together in the wake of ITV facing fresh bullying claims

Phillip Schofield left ITV earlier this year after admitting to an "unwise but not illegal" relationship with a younger This Morning runner.

The show faced several claims of "toxicity" from former stars and crew members after Schofield's exit and earlier this week, it emerged ITV has faced even more claims of a similar nature.

The Committee reviewing the saga and ITV's conduct, helmed by Chair Caroline Dinenage, sent a letter to ITV CEO Carolyn McCall which stated “a large number of individuals” have contacted them since the June hearing, according to Deadline.

News of the further allegations comes at the same time Schofield was pictured out in public for the first time since his now-famous BBC interview alongside pal and fellow presenter Vanessa Feltz.

The two were photographed in London after enjoying dinner together as they smiled and hugged outside the restaurant.

To discuss the latest developments in the Schofield tale, GB News' Stephen Dixon and Isabel Webster welcomed journalists Freddy Gray and Emma Burnell onto Breakfast.

Stephen Dixon and Isabel Webster

Stephen Dixon and Isabel Webster fronted Thursday's Breakfast


The foursome perused through the day's newspapers where they found the report on Schofield and Feltz's meeting in today's Mirror.

Webster quipped it was time to move on from the Schofield saga as she remarked: "There must not be an awful lot knocking about today."

Burnell on the other hand defended Schofield as she interjected to point out it wasn't like he was "falling out of a nightclub".

She continued: "The guy did some things that were wrong, I get it, he's been punished. But it's not like he should be walking through the streets with someone ringing a bell saying, 'Shame', after him everywhere he goes.

"Let him have dinner in Chiswick," she concluded with a giggle before Dixon weighed in with his no-holds-barred take on the situation.

"Yeah, but I do think a lot of these stars bring it on themselves, you know," he began.

"I'll tell you what really wound me up," Dixon continued. "Is Vanessa - I mean, god love her, Vanessa Feltz has been through the wringer recently.

"But she was promoting an article she'd written and she did something on Instagram that I saw.

"It was all about, 'You won't believe how much support I've had from my celebrity friends.'

"'This celebrity rang me, and this celebrity rang me,' and I thought, 'Who cares about your celebrity friends?!'

"What about your real friends, Vanessa? But it's all just about selling.

Vanessa Feltz

Vanessa Feltz was pictured enjoying dinner with Schofield


"It's about selling a story, it's all PR," Dixon added before he concluded: "It's stuff like that.

"I just thought, 'Come on, Vanessa. You've had a really rough time but we don't care what celebrities have messaged you.'

"'What about your real friends?'" Dixon signed off Burnell concluded: "What worries you is if you have to do that, where are your real friends?"

Feltz has also been in the news this year following her split from Ben Ofoedu.

The 61-year-old had been in a relationship with Ofoedu for 16 years before it came to an end.

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