Sunday 20 August 2017

Philip Schofield and Stephanie Davis clash over Jeremy McConnell interview on This Morning

Stephanie Davis faces off with Philip Schofield on This Morning
Stephanie Davis faces off with Philip Schofield on This Morning
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Hollyoaks star Stephanie Davis and presenter Philip Schofield locked horns on This Morning over a previous interview with her boyfriend Jeremy McConnell.

Davis (23) told Schofield she felt his comments during the interview with McConnell (27) in February, when they were not together, were "out of order" and that he was "biased".

She had met and dated Irish reality star McConnell on Celebrity Big Brother but despite splitting soon after the show, Stephanie became pregnant and is now mum to their son Caben.

At the time McConnell requested a DNA test to prove he was the father.

Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell's son Caben
Stephanie Davis and Jeremy McConnell's son Caben

During the This Morning interview he revealed that Stephanie had demanded he sign an "unreasonable" contract drawn up by her legal team before the DNA test.

Schofield revealed he had seen the contract and although he wouldn't disclose the contents on TV he said it was not "fair".

Jeremy McConnell and Stephanie Davis in the Celebrity Big Brother House in 2016
Jeremy McConnell and Stephanie Davis in the Celebrity Big Brother House in 2016

During Monday's interview she said, "I thought you were a bit biased with what happened in that interview."

Holly Willoughby was also present for the interview and Stephanie said, "There was a certain element that you know what it's like to be a mum and I didn't feel there was anyone sticking up for me."

A statement by Stephanie Davis in response to Jeremy McConnell's appearance on ITV's This Morning
A statement by Stephanie Davis in response to Jeremy McConnell's appearance on ITV's This Morning

She continued, "It was out of order.  I'd just had a newborn baby.  I had the worst pregnancy in the world and my son was in the special care unit."

Schofeld commented that she had a "sensible" team behind her and Stephanie conceded that she didn't actually read over the contract herself, but was extremely "angry".

Jeremy McConnell on This Morning
Jeremy McConnell on This Morning

She added, "Now I understand he wanted to be a great father to Caben but for me I wanted to keep Caben out of that. I knew Jeremy was the father and didn't want Caben growing up thinking his dad didn't think he was his, and for the whole public to know."

However, Jeremy's interview prompted a conversation between them which resolved the situation. 

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