EastEnders' Patsy Palmer angrily ends GMB interview live on air

Amy West
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Watch: Patsy Palmer abruptly ends Good Morning Britain interview

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EastEnders star Patsy Palmer angrily ended an interview on Good Morning Britain, having clocked that the strapline used during the chat referenced her past issues with substance abuse.

This morning (March 17), the Bianca Jackson actor had joined presenters Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid virtually to discuss her new healthy lifestyle and move to Malibu, California.

However, she abruptly called it quits mid-appearance when she noticed that her segment was being described as: 'Patsy Palmer: Addict to Wellness Guru.'

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

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"You know what actually, I don't even want to do this interview because I don't even want to look at what it says at the bottom of that screen," she said, leaning into the camera to get a closer look.

"So I'm just going to switch off, do a real Piers Morgan and just say, it's not okay to have 'addict to wellness guru' at the bottom of the screen.

"My issues that I had years ago that were talked about by me many, many years ago and it's over," Palmer added, before closing her laptop and ending the video call.

"I'm so sorry about that Patsy," a sympathetic Shephard began. "Huge apologies. It wasn't our intention to upset you. That obviously was a quote from Patsy's book and certainly wasn't our intention to upset Patsy."

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Photo credit: David M. Benett - Getty Images

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"She’s promoting [her wellness brand]," he continued. "It was her journey to where she is and that's what we mistakenly misread."

"Well that was a terrible shame," Reid added. "Our apologies to Patsy. She's entitled not to do the interview and we carry on.

"It wasn't an ambush. I was really keen to talk to her and she's got a lot to talk about. But of course it's everybody's right not to be on this programme as we know."

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Palmer, 48, previously opened up about her addiction to alcohol and drugs in her autobiography All of Me, in which she candidly explained that she'd spent much of her twenties "bingeing [her] life away on cocaine, ecstasy, and enough vodka and Laurent Perrier Champagne."

She wrote: "I would be out of my head for two or three days in a row – whole chunks of time were lost. I took so many drugs I'm amazed I survived."

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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