Phillip Schofield and Nicola Thorp in tense 'This Morning' clash over 'not all men' row

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Phillip Schofield, Holly Willoughby, Julia Hartley-Brewer and Nicola Thorp
'This Morning' TV Show, London, UK - 15 Mar 2021
Phillip Schofield and Nicola Thorp clashed on This Morning. (ITV/Shutterstock)

Phillip Schofield has had a tense clash with This Morning guest Nicola Thorp over the "not all men" argument in discussing male violence.

The presenter sat down on the couch with former Coronation Street star Thorp to talk about the death of Sarah Everard, and the wider discussion around violence and aggression towards women from men.

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Over the weekend, many social media posts have argued that "not all men" are abusers as women have tried to make their voices heard in sharing their experiences of assault, safety, and misogynistic remarks.

Thorp said: "Not all men are abusers, but all men, I think at some point in their lives, have passed up an opportunity to call out abuse and I'm not just talking about..."

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BOVINGDON, ENGLAND - DECEMBER 09: Phillip Schofield attends the Dancing On Ice 2019 photocall at the Dancing On Ice Studio, ITV Studios, Old Bovingdon Airfield on December 09, 2019 in Bovingdon, England. (Photo by Karwai Tang/WireImage)
Phillip Schofield argued he wasn't part of the problem. (Karwai Tang/WireImage)

But before she could finish her sentence, Schofield interrupted her by saying: "I haven't."

As Thorp asked him whether he was sure, Schofield replied: "No, not to my knowledge."

Thorp shot back: "Oh well there we go, you're one of the 'not all men' then."

MANCHESTER, ENGLAND - MAY 08: Nicola Thorp attends the Pride of Manchester Awards 2019 at Waterhouse Way on May 08, 2019 in Manchester, England. (Photo by Carla Speight/Getty Images)
Thorp was not impressed by Schofield's comments. (Carla Speight/Getty Images)

He then added: "I suspect there are a great many men who… And I'm hearing in the gallery now a number of men saying: 'No, that hasn't happened to me'."

She explained her point further by saying: "I find that really difficult to believe because I as a woman have even been in a situation where I have seen somebody being harassed, or lads talking about a woman in a certain way, and I've felt like I haven't been able to step in.

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"It doesn't mean you're at fault, but it means that you have missed out on an opportunity to be part of the solution."

Thorp also spoke about her own male friends who accepted that they had been a part of the problem by not always sticking up for women in disrespectful discussions.

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