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EXCLUSIVE: Kerry Katona BLASTS Holly Willoughby and calls for This Morning  ‘revamp’

KERRY Katona has blasted ‘This Morning‘, claiming the show is “tarnished and tainted” by Phillip Schofield and needs to be revamped. 

The 42-year-old star has also hit out at ‘This Morning’ presenter Holly Willoughby, insisting her speech last week about former co-host Phillip Schofield – who stepped down from the show after 20 years after admitting he had an “unwise but not illegal” extramarital affair with a younger male colleague – was “staged, rehearsed, soulless” and an “absolute load of s****”. 

Kerry told Politicalite last night: “They need to revamp the show. It’s tarnished and tainted and it’s s****. All these new relationships with Alison Hammond and Josie Gibson are just not believable.”

“I thought Holly’s speech about Phil on This Morning last week was an absolute load of s****.

“It was awful. I felt it was so staged, so rehearsed, so heartless, so soulless. People want realness.”

Kerry insisted she would have “more respect” for Holly – who admitted last week she felt “shaken, troubled, let down and worried” in a speech about Phillip upon her return to ‘This Morning’ – if she quit the brunch-time show and ‘Dancing on Ice’, which Holly co-hosted with Phillip until he recently quit ITV following his affair admission.

She added: “No one believes Holly anymore. I’d have more respect for her if she left ‘This Morning’ and ‘Dancing On Ice’ and said, ‘Do you know what, it’s time for me to walk away.’

“I have nothing against her at all, but as a viewer, I just don’t think it’s working any more. If it was up to me, I’d like Amanda Holden and Rylan to present it.”

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Kerry recently claimed she was left “suicidal” after appearing on ‘This Morning’ in 2008, where she appeared to have been slurring her words. 

She later explained it was a side effect of the medication she was taking at the time, but was left embroiled in a public feud with host Phillip – which has since been resolved – and last week admitted that her appearance left her so low because there was a lack of “aftercare” from the broadcaster.

Speaking on GB News’ ‘Dan Wootton Tonight’, she said: “I’m not here to jump on the bandwagon and pull Phillip Schofield down, we actually did kiss and make up. When he came out, I sent him a text saying he was very brave so I don’t wanna be a two-faced person, I have moved on from that.

“What I am here to say is that [because of] the culture at ITV and the toxicity, and the aftercare is so lack-of that I was left suicidal. No one reached out to me whatsoever, it was so disgusting!

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“When I got home after that interview, it was like a crime scene. There were reporters, camera crews, and paparazzi. 

“ITV never once reached out to me and said ‘Kerry, can we help you in any way? Could you just explain to us what bipolar is and what is the medication you’re on?’ Nobody wanted to work with me again and I’ve been very fortunate and lucky enough that I’ve turned my life around.”