Kerry Katona has admitted she can related to Phillip Schofield’s admission his daughters ‘saved him’, after he broke his silence about his shocking This Morning affair in a bombshell interview.
In an outspoken Instagram post, the reality star shared a TikTok where the presenter admitted his two daughters have saved his life amid the fallout from his confession, which has left him with suicidal thoughts.
In her caption, Kerry wrote that Phillip’s struggles were ‘exactly how she felt when he interviewed her’ in 2008, adding that at the time she ‘would have killed herself if it wasn’t for her kids.’
Her caption read: ‘This is exactly how I felt after the interview he did with me! If I didn’t have my children I’d have killed myself!
‘Things need to change drastically at ITV!! Nobody reach out to me after the interview or asked me what bipolar was, or what medication I was on!
Outrageous: Kerry Katona has admitted she can related to Phillip Schofield’s admission his daughters ‘saved him’, after he broke his silence about his shocking This Morning affair
Raging: In an outspoken Instagram post, the reality star insisted she ‘could have killed herself’ after their infamous 2008 interview
‘To EVERYONE who’s is involved with this I really hope that they are ALL getting the right support!!!’
On Thursday Kerry accused Phillip of ‘belittling’ her in an infamous 2008 interview as she waded in on the ‘toxic’ culture at This Morning.
In the interview on This Morning 15 years ago Schofield queried her slurred speech live on air and told her she didn’t seem ‘right’.
Kerry accused him of ‘belittling’ her and being ‘condescending’ with his comments and explained that her bipolar medication was affecting the way she spoke at the time.
She also claimed she was left suicidal following the TV appearance and criticised ITV for allegedly not reaching out to her following the car-crash interview.
Kerry told Dan Wootton: ‘People don’t understand what that interview did to me emotionally.
‘Even now, when I go back to ITV – which isn’t very often – there is a sense of snobbery and that I’m not good enough. I feel like I have to impress them, I’ve got to watch my speech, I can’t slur.’
Saying the interview left her at ‘rock bottom’, Kerry revealed: ‘It was just awful. I was suicidal. I wanted to die, I wanted to kill myself. It was everywhere.’
Angry: Kerry reposted a clip from Phillip’s bombshell interview with BBC, where he admitted he’s had suicidal thoughts in the fallout from his affair admission
Distressed: Kerry Katona broke down in tears as she accused Phillip Schofield of ‘belittling’ her in their infamous 2008 interview
Struggles: She also claimed she was left suicidal following the TV appearance and criticised ITV for allegedly not reaching out to her following the car-crash interview (pictured)
Kerry, who has been sober for 14 years, alleged that nobody wanted to work with her following the interview.
She broke down in tears as she explained how she still has to defend herself over the interview more than ten years later.
She said tearfully : ‘Even now, when I look at that video, I feel so ashamed and so hard done by, even now. For ten years, I’ve had to justify myself.’
‘I’ve got no reason to lie [about the medication], even today I have to justify myself for that interview,’ she added.
The infamous live 2008 interview saw Schofield question Kerry about her slurred speech and ask her if she was ‘OK’, despite her insistence it was due to her medication.
He asked her: ‘You don’t seem right to me sitting here now, your speech is a bit slurred, how are you feeling now?’
Kerry then insisted that she was absolutely fine and had never been healthier or happier as she explained it was due to her medication.
In her interview on GB News, Kerry went on to claim that she has met the younger This Morning colleague Phillip confessed to having an affair with.
She told how she met with him during her time on Loose Women, adding: ‘I met the young runner several times, lovely lad.’
In an interview with the BBC on Friday, Phillip said the fallout from his admission that he lied about his affair with a younger male colleague had been ‘relentless’, revealing he has had suicidal thoughts.
Schofield told how his two daughters Molly, 29, and Ruby, 27, ‘guarded me and won’t let me out of their sight’, adding that he had felt a ‘weird numbness’ but admitted: ‘I have brought myself down’.
Schofield said: ‘My girls saved my life. They said last week they haven’t left me for a moment. They’ve been by my side every moment because they’re scared to let me out of their sight. What is that like for daughters to have to go with something like that?
Tough: In an interview with the BBC on Friday, Phillip said the fallout from his admission that he lied about his affair with a younger male colleague had been ‘relentless’
‘And they said to me, ‘don’t you dare do this on our watch. We’re supposed to be looking after you’. If my girls hadn’t been there, I wouldn’t be here, because I don’t see my future.
‘And so how much do you want a man to take, and are you truly only happy when he’s dead. And this is how Caroline Flack felt. And it didn’t stop. And I know I’ve done something wrong and I’ve owned up to doing something wrong.’
Love Island host Flack was found dead in February 2020 at the age of 40, and a coroner later ruled she took her own life after learning that prosecutors were going to press ahead with an assault charge following an incident with her boyfriend Lewis Burton.
The broadcaster also said he had ‘lost everything’ in the wake of the revelations, admitting his ‘career is over’ and there had been a ‘catastrophic effect’ on his mind.