Phillip Schofield gets himself in a jam over cream teas
CORNISHMAN Phillip Schofield has been slammed by locals after having a cream tea — with the Devon method of cream on first.
The day-time television host faced an angry backlash from Cornish residents after posting an image of himself beside a plate of scones with the jam on top.
The presenter committed the faux pas while uploading a picture to Instagram in support of Queen Charlotte’s and Chelsea Hospital for the NHS’s 70th anniversary — prompting a flurry of angry comments.
Some described the scene as an ‘abomination’ while others accused him of bringing shame on his Cornish ancestors.
Kay Gough wrote: ‘I thought you’re supposed to be a Cornish boy! Sort it out. Jam first. The proper Cornish way!’
Benjamin Keegan added: ‘For someone who grew up in Newquay you should know better.’
Kate Snook wrote: ‘And you came from Newquay, shame on your Phil!!’
Another user wrote: ‘Omg jam on top… Where’s your Cornish roots?’
Phil is the most recent in a long list of celebrities and public bodies who have made the gaffe in 2018.
Earlier this year, the National Trust sparked ‘cream-gate’ when they featured an ad in Cornwall with scones in the Devon style.
The story received international attention, making headlines around the world, and the National Trust were forced to issue an apology.
But we can’t judge Phil too harshly as even royalty has been dragged into the famous rivalry, with Prince Charles being served a tray of scones the Devon way at the Royal Cornwall Show by a boy put up to it by the Devon County Show ‘for a laugh’ .
Author: Jeff Reines