Phillip Schofield erupts and asks ex-UKIP leader savage question on This Morning 4 years ago

Phillip Schofield erupts and asks ex-UKIP leader savage question on This Morning

Burns this severe should not be broadcast on national television before the watershed

Holly and Phil have gone in on former UKIP leader Henry Bolton and his girlfriend Jo Marney.

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Marney has, among other utterly disgusting things, said that Meghan Markle's "seed will taint our Royal Family... because she's mixed-race" and described Grenfell Tower as a "nest of illegal immigrants."

Her remarks drew national attention and cost Bolton the UKIP leadership.

Phillip Schofield used the pair's appearance on the This Morning sofa to ask them if they were "private racists."

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"You don't sound like a very nice person," Phil told Jo.

He then ambushed Bolton with a "lengthy statement" from Tatiana Smurova, who accused her husband of "abandoning" his family.

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She said the past two months had been "horrendous" after Bolton left her for 25-year-old model Jo Marney.

Tatiana said Bolton should have ended their relationship in a "civilised" manner.

She ended: "I believe nothing can be built on lies and unhappiness of other people. It's about foundation and I believe his departure from UKIP has shown this."

The public melodrama of Bolton's romantic life sparked a vote of no confidence in his UKIP leadership. It will likely culminate in the party's entire implosion.

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Bolton and Marney insisted they weren't private racists after the question - Holly and Phil didn't look convinced.