Phil Schofield's off-the-wall breakfast
These TV presenters refuse to be outdone, don't they?
It's been only a few days since we learnt that Eamonn Holmes, TV star and professional controversy generator, cooks his bacon in the microwave. The world was up in arms about what some are calling his crazy cooking, his barmy bacon, and his ridiculous rashers.
Now, a fresh controversy has emerged from the exciting world of breakfast TV. Phillip Schofield, star of ITV's This Morning alongside Eamonn, has shared his own bizarre breakfast on his Instagram story, and people are unhappy:
To the horror of many, Phil cooked himself white-less eggs, served on top of crumpets. It's fairly widely acknowledged that the yolk is the best bit of an egg – it is of course far more flavourful than the rest – but to have just the yolk on its own? That's the picture of exuberance.
Phillip has noted a number of times throughout his TV career that whites aren't his bag.
At one time, he even had a heated debate with chef Phil Vickery, causing the cook to 'storm out' of kitchen.
After a few back and forth exchanges with Phillip and co-host Holly Willoughby, the chef threw his arms in the air and jokingly walked off, adding: "I've had enough."
A year earlier, after a big night at the NTAs in 2018, Phillip looked like he was about to throw up when they were served eggs the morning after on air.
"I can’t bare the thought of that, even when I’m alright," he admitted about the egg whites.
"What's the one thing I don't like? I don't like the white of an egg," he said.
One question remains: what happened to the whites?
Some commentators noted that the broadcaster might well have used the remaining whites to make a meringue, or even a chocolate mousse. The outcome has not, however, been confirmed.
The lack of whites was disconcerting, to say the least, but it was no less unusual to see eggs paired with crumpets. This fairly rare combo is all the confirmation we needed to see that this Schofield character isn't your average Joe Public.
Some were concerned by the amount of butter on the crumpets, and fans were divided as to whether Phil should have spent more time spreading the butter evenly across the surface.
In fact, tensions have arisen between those who think butter should be left out of the fridge to soften, and those that think that an even spread is all about the knife scraping technique. Fortunately, lockdown measures are preventing these two factions breaking out into any kind of physical confrontation.