James Van Der Beek’s This Morning Interview Was Kinda Excruciating

Viewers could sense some major awkwardness on the sofa yesterday...

Things got a tad awkward for Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield on This Morning yesterday.

The pair sat through a cringe-worthy interview with James Van Der Beek, who did not seem pleased with the way he was introduced onto the show.

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James Van Der Beek on This Morning

TBH, we kinda get it. Holly and Phil opened the piece by talking about James’ Dawson’s Creek co-stars, telling viewers that Katie Holmes is now a ‘leading Hollywood actress’, Michelle Williams has ‘received four Oscar nominations’ and Joshua Jackson appears in ‘Golden Globe winning drama The Affair‘, before asking: ‘But what happened to the main man himself, Mr James Van Der Beek?’

They also showed a clip of the 40-year-old as Dawson, despite the fact he was on the sofa to chat about his new show Carters Get Rich.

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James Van Der Beek on This Morning

When James arrived, he pointed out: ‘I have been on television the last 20 years, just wanted to let you know.’

Phil, 54, responded: ‘We know that, but it worked better as a link. You have been very busy!’ However, Dawson’s Creek continued to be a key topic.

Viewers began to take to Twitter to defend James, with messages including: ‘The opening 2 mins of the This Morning interview with James Van Der Beek are textbook how to p*** off a guest,’ and: ‘I’m no fan of his or Dawson Creek but you could see how offended he was at the intro and Phil & Holly seemed to realise too [sic].’


However, others thought the issue lay with James himself. One comment read: ‘James van der beek on this morning yest 🙈😫 i can see why he was annoyed! Terrible intro! But he continued to come across so badly! [sic].’

Hmm. What did you make of the interview? Let us know over on Twitter @lookmagazine.