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Kerry Katona says she was left feeling suicidal after her interview with Phillip Schofield

Kerry Katona says she was left feeling suicidal after her interview with Phillip Schofield

The former Atomic Kitten star has accused Phillip Schofield of 'belittling' her

Kerry Katona has spoken about the emotional impact of being interviewed by Phillip Schofield on This Morning back in 2008.

The mum-of-five sat on the famous sofa almost 15 years ago where she was interviewed by Schofield and his then-co-host Fern Britton.

During her appearance This Morning, Kerry could be heard slurring her words - something she says was caused by medication she was taking for bipolar disorder.

In the now infamous interview, Schofield said to Kerry: "Your speech is a bit slurred, how are you feeling right now? Our phone is already going off up in the gallery from people asking, ‘is she OK?’

"We are merely pointing out someone who is very different from a few years ago."

On the episode, Kerry insisted that she was happy and healthy before explaining that her slurred speech was caused by her medication.

The 42-year-old appeared on GB News where she hit out at Schofield for ‘belittling’ her and opened up about the emotional impact the interview had on her.

Kerry Katona has opened up about the emotional toll her 2008 This Morning interview took.

Speaking to Dan Wootton, Kerry said: “The audacity [of] being condescending, belittling to people with real issues on the sofa who have real issues. Who are they to give him the right for an opinion and tell them what’s right or wrong?”

Kerry then admitted that she was shaking while speaking about the subject, she said: “People don’t understand what that interview did to me emotionally… When I did that interview, I was at rock bottom. Dan, you’d have thought I’d murdered somebody.”

Saying the interview left her at 'rock bottom', Kerry added: “It was just awful. I was suicidal. I wanted to die, I wanted to kill myself. It was everywhere.”

Kerry became emotional as she talked about the interview.
GB News

Kerry, who reiterated that her slurred speech was due to medication, became tearful as she explained that she’s spent the years since trying to ‘justify’ herself.

“Even now, when I look at that video, I feel so ashamed and so hard done by, even now,” she went on.

“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.”

Kerry’s comments come after Schofield confessed to having an ‘unwise but not illegal’ affair with a ‘younger male colleague’ while still married to his wife Stephanie Lowe.

Schofield had previously denied having an affair to numerous people including his This Morning co-host Holly Willoughby and his agent.

Featured Image Credit: GB News / ITV

Topics: TV And Film, This Morning, Phillip Schofield