Patsy Palmer hits back at Good Morning Britain with furious f-word rant after storming off show
EASTENDERS icon Patsy Palmer has hit back at Good Morning Britain with a furious f-word rant after storming off the show.
The actress abruptly ended her interview when she took offence at the description at the bottom of the screen – which labelled her as going from an "addict to wellness guru".
The 48-year-old star took to social media to tell her fans that she did not want to speak about her "old self" and had planned to chat about her new business venture.
The TV star wrote: "My apologies to anyone that wants to hear good news as I have great faith that considering what is going on in the world right now there are still some people that do.
"I keep seeing people saying 'get over yourself', I have gotten over my old self years ago and no longer wish to discuss it when I only have five minutes' air time."
The iconic actress explained that she did not want to spend her"precious five minute" interview chatting about her past addiction issues or news like Harry and Meghan.
She said: "I have been a people pleaser my whole life. I am not going to waste those precious five minutes talking about things that are 20 years old or about Meghan and Harry.
"If I do post things on social media in reaction to a TV show or an article I've read about something that's my platform."
In a furious rant the TV star then slammed trolls who have targeted her saying they could "f*** themselves".
She continued: "I have always been very open and honest at certain times in my life as many people are forced to be in the public eye…
"I was supposed to be on there to talk about a new business that I created that couldn't be more opposite to that headline."
The TV star added: "For all of the trolls and haters and people on her judging me. Go f*** yourselves.
"I've worked hard on myself to remove negativity from my life and the lives of my children so if anyone has a problem with that you need to go and take a look at your lives and wonder what drives you to jump on here to attack me for standing my ground.
"If you are parents doing that then shame on you. I hope you find some joy amidst all the madness."
The actress did a "Piers Morgan" – one week after he stormed off the show.
She simply told hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid: "I'm not doing this interview, I don't want to do it.
"It's not okay to have that at the bottom of the screen, I'm not going to talk to you."
Susanna and Ben quickly apologised, insisting that they didn't mean for it to be offensive as they asked for her to stay.
But Patsy refused to listen – switching off her camera so that the screen went black.
Patsy was appearing live from her home in Malibu and was cuddling her dog as she appeared via video link.
However, she seemed unimpressed from the off and wasn't overly talkative as she stared intently at her screen.
She then leaned in even closer to read what was written under the video as Susanna asked for her views on Prince Harry and Meghan Markle.
Patsy began to give an answer before changing her mind, saying: "Y'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 the screen.
"So I'm going to switch off, do a real Piers Morgan, and just say that it's not okay to have 'addict to wellness guru' at the bottom of the screen."
As the hosts began to apologise, Patsy interrupted: "My issues… I had them years ago, they were talked about by me many, many years ago and it's over so I'm not going to talk about it.
"I don't really want to talk to you."
The screen cut out as Ben clarified: "That was obviously a quote from Patsy's book and it certainly wasn't our intention…"
Susanna interjected: "I had no idea that was on our screen, that's a terrible shame – our apologies to Patsy.
"She's entitled not to do the interview, and we carry on."
Patsy has been open about her 20-year addiction to drug and booze in the past, having admitting to first drinking alcohol at the age of eight.
She also said that she began sniffing solvents aged 11, and snorted cocaine for the first time at 13.
The actress said that during her 1990s stint on EastEnders she'd regularly turn up to work high or hungover.
In 2010, she proudly revealed that she had been clean of drugs and alcohol since September 2004.
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