Good Morning Britain viewers slam show with 144 Ofcom complaints after Patsy Palmer is branded ‘an ex addict’

GOOD Morning Britain has been hit with 144 Ofcom complaints after the show branded Patsy Palmer “an ex addict”.

Last week the ex EastEnders actress, 44, abruptly ended her interview after taking offence to the description of her at the bottom of the screen.

Viewers also weren’t happy with the label, which described her as an "addict to wellness guru", and they logged their opinion with the broadcasting regulator. 

The shocking moment saw Patsy tell hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid: "I'm not doing this interview, I don't want to do it.

"It's not okay to have that at the bottom of the screen, I'm not going to talk to you."

Susanna and Ben quickly apologised, insisting that they didn't mean for it to be offensive as they asked for her to stay.


She told them:  "My issues… I had them years ago, they were talked about by me many, many years ago and it's over so I'm not going to talk about it.

"I don't really want to talk to you."

She then declared she was going to “do a Piers Morgan” and switched off her camera so that the screen went black.

Patsy, who is best known for playing Bianca on the BBC soap, later ranted about the incident on Instagram.

The TV star wrote: "My apologies to anyone that wants to hear good news as I have great faith that considering what is going on in the world right now there are still some people that do.

"I keep seeing people saying 'get over yourself', I have gotten over my old self years ago and no longer wish to discuss it when I only have five minutes' air time."

The iconic actress explained that she did not want to spend her "precious five minute" interview chatting about her past addiction issues or news like Harry and Meghan.

She continued: "I have always been very open and honest at certain times in my life as many people are forced to be in the public eye…

"I was supposed to be on there to talk about a new business that I created that couldn't be more opposite to that headline."

The TV star added: "For all of the trolls and haters and people on her judging me. Go f*** yourselves.”

Patsy has been open about her 20-year addiction to drug and booze in the past, having admitted to first drinking alcohol at the age of eight.

She also said that she began sniffing solvents aged 11, and snorted cocaine for the first time at 13.

The actress said that during her 1990s stint on EastEnders she'd regularly turn up to work high or hungover.

In 2010, she proudly revealed that she had been clean of drugs and alcohol since September 2004.

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