'This Morning': Phillip Schofield Gets In The Middle Of Two Mums Arguing About 'Lazy’ Housewives
It's been a big week for the presenters of This Morning. They won the Best Daytime show at the National TV Awards the other night, and then partied the night away, leading to (almost) genuine concerns that they wouldn't even show up.
Now Phillip Schofield has got himself involved in a shouting match between two guests about whether housewives are lazy or not.
It would have to be a pretty brave person to go on This Morning arguing that housewives are lazy, given that the show's main audience consists of people who are at home during the daytime.
Phil and Holly were joined in the studio today by mums Rebecca Jane and Kerry Whelpdale to discuss a thread that has been doing the rounds on Mumsnet - the popular parenting forum - about the habits of housewives.
Phil managed to stick his foot into it when he said that Rebecca, an author who has also appeared on Celebrity Big Brother (and therefore in pole position to lecture people about their career choices) had said that housewives are lazy, and demanded to know what they got up to all day.
Rebecca wasn't happy about that, and responded: "No, I didn't say that. I did not say that they are lazy, I said they should be setting dreams, aspirations and goals. I don't think being a housewife is a career option once your children have gone to school."
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Phil wasn't about to let that lie - he said: "Yes, you did. We have a very good researcher who wrote this down."
And back and forth it went, until Kerry stepped in to say: "I heard you backstage [call us lazy]."
By this point it had basically become a shouting match.
Earlier, Rebecca had asked Kerry (who is a vlogger and also a housewife) what she does all day, to which Kerry replied: "I don't have a cleaner, I cook every day. I don't want my husband and kids to come home to me doing my chores.
"Once I have done all my work I would go and meet a friend for a coffee."
It's not exactly clear whether a decision was reached upon whether housewives should be doing more or not, but I doubt the matter was ever likely to be resolved here once and for all. Oh well.
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