Phillip Schofield has paid a powerful tribute on Instagram in the aftermath of the shocking Westminster terror attack on Wednesday 22 March. The This Morning host posted a photograph of the city’s iconic Palace of Westminster, his view as he walked across the bridge the following day, captioning the photograph: “Walking across Westminster Bridge in tribute and defiance.” Fans praised the presenter's meaningful sentiment, with one writing: “Well done! People should show those terrorists we shall stand strong and united!!”. Another follower said: “I knew you would do this Phil this makes you have that touch of class just that bit more much love,” while a third added: “Well done, we have to show people that they can't live in fear! #wearenotafraid.”
Phillip walked across Westminster Bridge in the aftermath of the shocking terror attack
Earlier in the day, Phillip spoke passionately to viewers on This Morning about the importance of carrying on with their lives and not letting fear win. Giving a powerful speech at the beginning of the programme, he spoke to the nation: “We are not afraid. It was a scene of tragedy, but among the harrowing images are heroes,” he said. “PC Keith Palmer, who lost his life while trying to protect our democracy. The doctors and nurses who ran towards the carnage to help. And the kindness of the passers by. They are the Britain we love, the country we know – the spirit that one man tried to destroy.”
Phillip and Holly interviewed heroic Tony Davis on the programme, who performed CPR on PC Keith Palmer, desperately trying to save his life
The show also saw Phillip and his co-presenter, Holly Willoughby, interview Tony Davis, a former soldier who performed CPR on PC Keith Palmer, one of the victims of the terror attack who sadly lost his life as a result of his injuries. The heroic man told the hosts how he had tried to save the life of the married father, saying: "Initially when he fell to the ground, I put him in the recovery position, checked his pulse, he had a weak pulse, he had an initial head wound and another in his arm and another near his rib cage, that I believe was the fatal one. I put my raincoat underneath and tried to stem the blood as much as I could."
Holly then broke down in tears as she questioned the brave man about the horrific incident, asking him: "You're not a paramedic, you're not trained for this… How can you process that in your head?" Tony said: "Maybe tomorrow it'll sink in a bit. I stayed at the scene... everyone just came together. A great show of solidarity." One of Keith's former colleagues Nina Whitehead also appeared on the show to pay tribute to him. She said: "I was the passenger and he was one of the police officers who actually saved my life. I owe him everything. He was a wonderful dad, and wonderful husband to his wife and everything."