This Morning Holly Willoughby Phillip Schofield
TV

This Morning: Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby told off by guest who defends relationship with 81-year-old

Iris Jones and her lover Mohammed appeared on the show

This Morning hosts Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby were told off by a guest who defended his relationship with an 81-year-old woman.

Iris Jones, 81, shot to fame when she spoke graphically about her bedroom activities with her younger lover earlier this year.

Today, Iris returned to the programme via video link from Egypt with her 35-year-old lover, Mohammed Ahmed Ibriham.

This Morning guests
Iris Jones, 81, appeared on This Morning with lover Mohammed (Credit: ITV)

Viewers first heard about Mohamed at the start of the year, but this was the first time fans of Iris had the chance to meet the man himself.

Conversation quickly turned to wedding plans as Iris revealed her boyfriend hopes to tie the knot in the near future.

Read more: Piers Morgan and Holly Willoughby share birthday tributes to Dec Donnelly

“We are trying to rush the papers so we can say we are well and truly married, and prove to the world that age makes no difference to love,” she said.

This Morning Holly Willoughby Phillip Schofield
Iris watched as her boyfriend jumped to his own defence on This Morning (Credit: ITV)

Why was Phillip Schofield interrupted on This Morning?

Opening about his love for Iris, Mohammed told viewers: “Age makes no difference. Iris chose me, and I chose Iris. That’s all that matters.”

He went on to confess that he wasn’t happy about the reaction earlier this year on social media towards his relationship with Iris.

“For people that attack our love. Focus on your life, and go to hell!” he exclaimed.

As Phil and Holly attempted to change the subject, Mohammed interjected: “I am angry… please listen to me. I’m not a toyboy, I am a man!”

This Morning guests
Mohammed interrupted Phil (Credit: ITV)

Moving to lighten the mood, Iris turned on her charm and got everyone laughing again.

“Normally he’s very shy when he’s speaking, but he’s not shy in bed!” she teased.

“I bought some KY jelly with me, but I have not used it since being here! I might take it back to the shop and get my money back!”

Read more: Strictly Come Dancing bosses cancel Halloween week

She added: “I never ever dreamed about a perfect love, but when I met Mohammed I realised that dream came true,” she added.

When the interview came to a close, Phil was quick to acknowledge the awkwardness he had been feeling.

“Did we get a telling off then? I think we got a telling off,” he laughed.

This Morning guests
Iris confessed that the pair are hoping to wed (Credit: ITV)

What did This Morning viewers say?

Viewers rushed to Twitter with many sharing their concern for Iris in regards to Mohammed’s intentions.

“Call me cynical but I don’t think he is being 100% genuine,” said one viewer.

A second fan ranted: “How many times are there stories where these young men take them for every penny! It’s not love, it’s manipulation!”

Others were quick to poke fun at This Morning producers scrambling to remove “toyboy” from the screen after Mohammed expressed his frustrations with the term.

“I laughed at 81-year-old Iris’s boyfriend saying ‘I’m not a toyboy, I’m a man’ and them yanking the caption ‘I’m still waiting to marry my toyboy lover’ off screen #ThisMorning.”

Leave us a comment on our Facebook page @EntertainmentDailyFix and let us know what you think of this story.