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This Morning facing Ofcom complaints after Phillip Schofield and Lady C row

This Morning is facing Ofcom complaints after Phillip Schofield had a heated row with Lady Colin Campbell live on the show.

Following the intense row, which took place on the ITV daytime show last month, viewers have furiously slammed the 58-year-old presenter.

The pair clashed while Lady C appeared on the show to talk about her controversial new book about Meghan Markle and Prince Harry.

During the interview, Phillip dubbed the author’s book “tawdry and undignified” while he sat in the studio and Lady C appeared talking to him via video call due to the coronavirus pandemic.

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Firing back, the pair erupted into a row after Lady C dubbed him “ignorant” on air.

Phillip Schofield is facing Ofcom compliments following his heated row with royal author Lady C

On that same day, Ofcom received 15 complaints from viewers about the show.

An Ofcom spokesman told The Sun Online: “The complaints related to Philip being rude to Lady C.”

During the odd interview, Lady C claimed that the Duchess of Sussex wants to “run for President” of the United States.

Lady C, who won the nation’s hearts when she starred in Celebrity Big Brother, is known for her controversial books, which delve into the very private lives of the royals.

She claims in her new book – Meghan and Harry: The Real Story – that Meghan orchestrated their move to the United States to launch her political career – with the idea to run for President.

Lady C dubbed Phillip ‘ignorant’ during the row live on air

Speaking to hosts Holly Willoughby and Phillip, Lady C said: “That is what she told people.

“She’s told people her ultimate ambition is to run for President.

“And she announced last week that she is going into politics, notwithstanding the fact that no member of the British royal family is allowed to enter politics.”

Phil said: “I’d be surprised any of the royals would want to get involved with more gossip after your Princess Diana book.”

The aristocrat defended herself saying: “It’s history in the making. That shows how ignorant you are if I may point out.

Phil pinned Lady C as a ‘gossip’

“My Diana biography was named the most believable by People Magazine and had it not been for that biography, Diana would have thrown Prince Charles to the wolves.”

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At one point, Lady C suggested she doesn’t leak stories to the press, and Phillip responded by calling the author a “gossip”.

Lady C said: “If you knew anything about their private life – which you don’t, because I don’t leak like a sieve. I’m not Harry, I’m not Meghan.”

Phillip responded: “Well, hang on, but you are a gossip. You’re a gossip.”

Defending herself, Lady C hit back: “Everybody’s a gossip, gossip is history in the making. Or history that has already happened.”

However, Phil didn’t let go and said: “But only when it suits you.”

Lady C added: “Not when it suits me, when it’s the troops. If you have any respect for the troops, you would be able to appreciate the people who actually stand up and are counted and are against the tide, understand the troops.”

Phillip then said: “I think you’ll find I’ve done that myself.”

Holly and Phil then suggested the author pay attention to the former royals’ mental health.

Lady C replied: “No, we cannot be mentally healthy if you don’t have integrity or stand up for the truth.”

Signing off the interview, Phillip ended with: “It’s been fascinating, if a little patronising. Thank you for joining us today.”

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