Victoria Derbyshire took Noel Edmonds to task over controversial comments he made to a cancer survivor.
Victoria took Noel to task over a controversial comment he made on Twitter in 2016 wherein he asked a cancer survivor if their ill
And after being pulled up on his comments by Victoria, Noel showed no remorse for what he said almost two years ago – and, indeed, appeared keen to reiterate his point.
“You tweeted to a cancer survivor who had tweeted you by saying you were ‘talking quackery and that it should be made illegal’, you tweeted back: ‘Scientific fact: Disease is caused by negative energy’,” Victoria listed.
“You then asked this twitter user: ‘Is it possible your ill health is caused by your negative attitude?’ Do you regret saying that to him?”
A defiant Noel immediately hit back to say: “No, not at all. I regret the fact that he didn’t answer the question.”
After being asked to explain himself, Noel continued: “It is a scientific fact that negative energy causes disease and negative thoughts are part of that energy process.”
He continued: “If you are faced with a serious illness, you have to come at it with a positive mental attitude. It changes the outcome and millions of doctors and scientists will tell you that.”
“Don’t you think it’s a horrible thing to say to a cancer survivor?” Victoria asked.
But Noel didn’t relent, arguing: “Well I think it was horrible the way he started the dialogue.”
Viewers were left gobsmacked by Noel’s responses – with one tweeting: “I’m aghast at the lack of awareness of Noel Edmonds!!!! Great interview by @VictoriaLIVE – you exposed Noel Edmonds completely.”