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Phillip Schofield lost for words as emotional 'This Morning' caller says he got her through lockdown

Amy Johnson
·2-min read

Watch: Phillip Schofield moved by This Morning caller

Phillip Schofield was lost for words on This Morning as one phone-in guest emotionally told him how he'd helped her through lockdown.

The ITV programme had a call from fan Michelle on Thursday who wanted to show her appreciation for the presenter.

"I'm excited to say thank you, so much for making a difference in my life," Michelle said.

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Schofield questioned why that was the case, prompting Michelle to explain that she had been shielding since February.

Phillip Schofield heard from an appreciative This Morning viewer. (ITV)
Phillip Schofield heard from an appreciative This Morning viewer. (ITV)

"I have a sofa at the end of my bed. Instead of having people there, I have you there Phil, every day, and you just brighten my world," she divulged. "And you are everything to making me feel happy with everything else that's going on."

The phone-in guest explained she also has a chronic pain condition which can leave her bed bound.

Schofield was clearly taken aback as he looked down and retorted: "I don’t know what to say. That’s really lovely."

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Davina McCall, who was filling in for an absent Holly Willoughby, then asked the caller what it was she loved about Schofield.

"I love everything about him. I actually set my alarm for 10 to 10 so my iPad goes on ready to watch This Morning," Michelle responded before adding that the show acted as a comfort for her when her contact was limited in the strictest phases of lockdown.

"If it wasn’t for This Morning, I wouldn’t have got through it and you brighten my day."

The caller explained how the show had helped them through lockdown. (ITV)
The caller explained how the show had helped them through lockdown. (ITV)

Michelle went on to question whether models who use wheelchair could feature on the fashion segments of the show in the future.

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The presenter said that while they had done in the past, it was "not done enough" before inviting Michelle on the show for a fashion segment when it was safe to do so.

"Oh please I’d love to meet you, I just want to give you a hug," Michelle replied.