Who is Emma Kenny? Everything you need to know about This Morning psychologist as she denies she was ‘dropped’ from show01/17/2021
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Emma Kenny has become part of the This Morning family after appearing as the show’s resident psychologist up to three times a week.
Appearing more during the pandemic, the expert focuses on a range of topics and regularly acts as an agony aunt by helping viewers who call in to the show.
On Sunday, Emma denied reports that she was “dropped” from the show after vowing to ignore Covid-19 lockdown rules on social media. Fans had noticed that she hadn’t appeared on her regular spot on the show since late November.
It was reported that Emma had hit out at the government guidelines to stay at home on Twitter, writing: “I'm going to have parties, see my friends, invite EVERYONE around! I'm going to visit elderly neighbours and take cake, I'm not wearing a mask and I'm going to do what as a human I was born to do… socialise.”
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However, Emma took to Twitter to deny she was dropped from the programme, writing: “I’ve just signed a new contract with This Morning and count the staff and many presenters as friends. Thanks for the messages of support.”
Here’s what we know about the presenter…
Who is Emma Kenny?
Emma is a 45 year old psychologist that regularly appears on This Morning. She has a degree in psychology from the University of Central Lancashire and a masters degree in counselling from the University of Manchester.
Emma decided to train as a psychologist after learning that her then-husband had cheated on her with her best friend.
“I felt as though I’d been punched in the stomach,” she said. “I was scared and vulnerable and I felt like the world didn’t make sense any more.”
She has since been in the industry for over 20 years and says she loves to help others to heal themselves.
Emma’s family life
Emma is a mother to two children with her ex husband – Tyde, 14, and Evan, 12.
She has since re-married and regularly shares snaps of her husband on her Instagram account. Emma, her eldest son and her husband have matching tattoos to raise awareness for mental health and suicide after she tragically lost her father.
Emma has said her children are her “biggest achievement” in life.
"Whilst I love my career and feel hugely fortunate, my boys gave me reason,” she told Honest Mum.
"I would tell myself that one day all my answers will lie in the eyes of another and all my worries will feel soothed by their love. Having children made me who I am, they are my everything.”
Has Emma left This Morning?
Emma took to social media on Sunday January 17 to deny reports that she had been dropped from the programme over fears that her appearances could spark complaints from viewers.
According to reports show bosses were said to have had concerns about Emma’s anti-lockdown opinions.
She has been a critic online of the lockdown measures taken by the government and previously tweeted that she “declined” the tier system.
She tweeted: “Just want to check in with you @BorisJohnson and @Matt Hancock just to politely inform you that I'm declining your tiers because you have no evidence to base them on! The law of the land must be based on the interests of the population. I'm taking back my kids' future.”
Emma added: “I don't want anyone to die, but the studies that are out state that lockdowns are doing more harm than good.
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“If you want to protect the NHS you will go down the path that does the most good. This would involve listening to the research. Why are we not listening?”
A spokesperson for This Morning said: "Emma Kenny is one of a host of expert contributors we continue to feature on the show."
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