Sunday 20 August 2017

Philip Schofield lays into Irish author Lorna Byrne on This Morning after claim she sat on God's knee

Philip Schofield interviews Lorna Byrne on ITV's This Morning
Philip Schofield interviews Lorna Byrne on ITV's This Morning
Aoife Kelly

Aoife Kelly

Lorna Byrne had a rather frostier reception from Philip Schofield on This Morning today than the one she received from Ryan Tubridy on last week's Late Late Show.

The best-selling author of Angels in My Hair, A Message of Hope from the Angels and Love from Heaven claims to see angels and spirits and to have met God himself.

While Tubridy listened intently as she described his guardian angel, Schofield was less receptive to the notion ITV's morning show.

Prior to the interview he stated, "I love the idea of this but I do like some proof."

Lorna Byrne on ITV's This Morning
Lorna Byrne on ITV's This Morning

Lorna told Schofield, who was joined by co-host Rylan Clarke for the segment, that he also had a male guardian angel, to which he replied, "I like it.  I don't want to be sceptical about that.  I like that allocated angel, that guiding force."

However, when Lorna spoke about having met God and sat on his knee, the tone changed somewhat.

Referring to a crash that happened in Texas killing 13 people last week, Schofield, said, "There was a mini-bus full of people in America the other week, where they were all killed in this crash coming back from some big church meeting.

"I mean, wouldn't you sit on God's lap and say, 'What are you doing?'"

Philip Schofield on ITV's This Morning
Philip Schofield on ITV's This Morning

Lorna said she hadn't posed such questions to God but would do so in future.

"Next time you sit on his knee, will you ask him for me?" said a visibly irritated Schofield.  "Why did that crash happen? All those people injured, killed."

Lorna Byrne on the Late Late Show
Lorna Byrne on the Late Late Show

It's not the first time Schofield has encountered Lorna.  She appeared on this Morning in 2013 where she was interviewed by both Schofield and Holly Willoughby.

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