Good Morning Britain bosses ‘hold crisis talks’ over ‘disastrous’ Patsy Palmer interview
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Good Morning Britain bosses have reportedly held crisis talks over the handling of Patsy Palmer’s interview earlier this week.
Former EastEnders star Patsy, 48, “did a Piers Morgan” as she ended her interview early on the ITV morning news show on Wednesday 17 March.
Patsy was upset after she was called an “addict” in the description on the screen as she appeared on the show to speak about her healthy lifestyle – a week after Piers Morgan quit the show.
And now, it’s been reported the ITV show’s bosses have held talks as they’re said to be “concerned” over the show’s “dwindling reputation.
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A show source told The Sun Online: “On Thursday, the GMB production team were summoned to a meeting about the handling of Patsy’s chat.
“Her interview was viewed as a disaster.
“It was made clear to some members of the team that this was a crisis meeting as there were issues that needed addressing quickly.”
But a source has told OK! online the reports of crisis talks are “untrue“. OK! online has contacted ITV for comment.
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Patsy cut the chat on the show short as she appeared via video link from her home in Malibu, California.
The former soap star noticed the description ate the bottom of the screen and announced: “You know what actually, I don’t even want to do this interview because I don’t even want to look at what it says at the bottom of that screen.”
She then added: “So I’m just going to switch off, do a real Piers Morgan and just say, it’s not okay to have ‘addict to wellness guru’ at the bottom of the screen,” before shutting her laptop.
GMB hosts Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard apologised for the description of Patsy on the screen after she left the interview.
Ben, 46, explained: “It wasn't our intention to upset you. It certainly wasn't our intention to upset her.”
Susanna, 50, added: “I had no idea that was actually on the screen. Well that's a shame. Our apologies to Patsy and yeah, she's entitled not to do the interview and we carry on.”
Later, Patsy broke her silence to share a thought-provoking quote on her Instagram story following the interview.
It read: “Every morning, I have a new opportunity to be come a happier version of myself.”
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Fans praised Patsy on her Instagram feed for speaking out against the description of herself on GMB.
One person wrote: “Well done Patsy for speaking your mind!” followed by a clapping hands emoji.
Another said: “Well done for standing up for yourself loved that! Totally shut them down x,” alongside four celebration hands emojis.
While a third chimed: “Well done! Never let anyone brand or label u like that!” [sic]
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