Carol Vorderman blasts those who trolled Alison Hammond for breaking down on This Morning amid Schofield scandal
Alison Hammond has been trolled for being emotional over the Phillip Schofield scandal on ITV’s This Morning
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Carol Vorderman has blasted Twitter users who made nasty comments in response to Alison Hammond after she became emotional while addressing the Phillip Scofield scandal on ITV’s This Morning. The former Countdown star, 62, who lives in Bristol, is known for being outspoken on social media and was quick to defend her This Morning co-star following the episode.
Alison, 48, from Birmingham, who regularly hosts the show on Fridays alongside Dermot O’Leary, 50, broke down in tears live on the ITV show, after she watched Phillip Schofield’s interview with the BBC. Viewers immediately took to Twitter to slam the host’s reaction over the situation.
One viewer shared the clip of Alison, writing: "After hosting the @BAFTA’s last year, it’s great to hear Alison Hammond will be nominated in Best Actress in a Short Film for 2023. Well deserved."Another commented: "That was so cringe. Fake crocodile tears and Dermot’s fake concern."
Boris Johnson’s alleged former partner, Petronella Wyatt, also took to Twitter to comment, saying: “People who sob on tv @AlisonHammond are not fit to interview Prime Ministers. They are an embarrassment to themselves and to television.”
This comment prompted Carol to defend her friend, accusing Petronella of “trying to belittle” Alison. The I’m A Celeb star added: "Keep your pathetic bigoted views to yourself @PetronellaWyatt.”
Carol also referenced the alleged relationship between Petronella and the former prime minister as she went on. Some fans were quick to show their support for Carol’s words, with one writing: "Crumbs @carolvorders when you have someone’s back, you really do have their back… good for you."Another added: "Completely agree Carol, can’t imagine how difficult the situation is for Alison, but I think both her and Dermot have done a fantastic job in very trying circumstances."
Alison Hammond was visibly emotional as she spoke about Phillip Schofield on This Morning last week. She said: "I’m finding it really painful because obviously I loved Phillip Schofield and it’s weird because I still love Philip Schofield, however, what he’s done is wrong.
"He’s admitted it, he’s said sorry, but I’m really... I mean, as a family we’re all really struggling to process everything. I never know what to say, but I remember what my mum said.
"My mum always said, ‘use your bible as your sat nav in life,’ and in the bible it says, ‘He without sin cast the first stone. And I just don’t want to... I don’t want to say anything bad, because obviously, I’m in conflict.”