This Morning denies sacking resident psychologist Emma Kenny

Dan Seddon
·3-min read
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

From Digital Spy

This Morning's regular contributing psychologist Emma Kenny has not been axed from the show, despite rumours.

She turned a few heads online recently with her now-deleted tweets relating to Government coronavirus guidelines, with one reading: "I don't want anyone to die, but the studies that are out state that lockdown are doing more harm than good [sic].

"If you want to protect the NHS you will go down the path that does the most good. This would involve listening to the research. Why are we not listening?"

In another, she claimed she was still "going to have parties, see my friends".

Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

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With reports swirling about Emma's future in front of the camera, a spokesperson for the ITV show denied sacking the resident psychologist and told Metro: "Emma Kenny is one of a host of expert contributors we continue to feature on the show."

On Sunday (January 17), Emma herself put an end to any speculation too with a message on Twitter.

She wrote: "Well I've made the papers for no reason, but just to make it clear I've just signed a new contract with This Morning and count the staff and many presenters as friends.

"Thanks for the messages of support. Xxxxxx."

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ITV's statement came after This Morning co-host Phillip Schofield opened up about his coming out on the show last February and how he was initially worried it may come across as a "publicity stunt".

"We didn't want it to be too close to the NTAs (National Television Awards), we didn't want [it] to look like it was a publicity thing," he told Simon Thomas on his Life, Interrupted podcast.

This Morning airs weekdays on ITV.

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