Jeremy Vine’s wife served with ‘anti-vaxx writ’ at family home


Jeremy has shared the unfolding of Sunday’s doorstepping from a group unhappy with the BBC’s Covid reporting (Picture: Rex/Twitter/theJeremyVine)

Jeremy Vine has revealed that his wife was served with an ‘anti-vaxx writ’ at their home on his behalf on Sunday by a group who are critical of the BBC’s support of the Covid vaccine.

The BBC Radio 2 presenter, who was out at the time, took to Twitter to tell his followers of the ‘unnerving’ experience for his wife, journalist Rachel Schofield, as he claimed the group were ready to ‘take the whole street’ if she had not accepted the document.

He wrote: ‘I’m not at home at the moment, so these guys just served an “anti-vaxx writ” on my wife instead. They are angry at the BBC’s #CovidVaccine reporting.

‘They were polite, for which I’m grateful, but coming to my home on a Sunday? And I’m a little unnerved by the heavy breathing too.’

Sharing video footage from the group on his tweet, members of which refer to themselves as ‘the resistance’, the doorstepper can be heard reporting on his success, saying that ‘what appears to be a wife of Jeremy’s, she took notice of liability’.

Stating he explained it was linked to 56-year-old Jeremy’s job at the BBC, he then adds: ‘That was better than expected so we don’t need to make a huge point of what it’s all about.’

Jeremy took to Twitter to share the experience (Picture: Twitter/theJeremyVine)

As he confirms their document will be handed to Jeremy, he finishes: ‘Well done, Resistance.’

The voice of the cameraman then adds: ‘Fantastic, fantastic, job done, guys, job done.’ 

As they walk down the street, the cameraman says that they ‘don’t need to bring out the yellow boards’ but ‘it’s always good to make a little statement’, before promising to keep viewers updated with ‘how this unfolds’.  

Presenter Jeremy then followed up his initial tweet with another, which shared footage from earlier in the day, where the same cameraman can be heard clarifying their plan for serving the ‘anti-vaxx writ’.

He explains that if their door knocking is successful, and they’re able to hand over the notice then they will simply leave, with it all ‘going off without incident, absolutely perfect’.

He then adds: ‘If he [Vine] doesn’t open the door, what we’re going to do is we’re going to bring all the boards down and we’re going to take the whole street with the yellow boards and we’re going to wait for the police to arrive.

He shared his concern (Picture: Twitter/theJeremyVine)
The gentleman who claims to have served the ‘writ’ to Jeremy’s wife Rachel (Picture: Twitter/theJeremyVine)

‘And then when the police arrive, we’re going to get the police to assist us to deliver the notice of liability.’ 

Jeremy stated: ‘I have only just seen this: if my wife hadn’t accepted the “anti-vaxx writ” on my behalf, this group waiting near my house would then have “taken the whole street.”’

He also shared that the original video had shown his street name and number ‘really clearly’.

He added: ‘Always happy to engage but not like this.’

He then followed up with a tweet showing what appeared to be screengrabs from a Facebook group where various users were commenting on his initial sharing of the footage with threatening language.

One user wrote: ‘You should be unnerved mate, this is just the beginning.’

Jeremy presents a weekday lunchtime show on BBC Radio 2 as well as a Channel 5 TV show (Picture:Channel 5/Jeremy Vine)

Jeremy Vine tweet

‘These people are perhaps a little more scary than they are first appear,’ Jeremy wrote as his accompanying caption.

In a final tweet, the BBC employee then shared a video of who he claimed was ‘the “breathless man”’ in the first two videos, stating: ‘I’m afraid I have no idea who he is.’

The man in question shared that Jeremy had ‘acknowledged his receipt’ of the group’s document ‘on his Twitter page.’

Picking up on the journalist’s point that he ‘was always happy to engage but not like this’, the unidentified man continued: ‘I’ve got a great idea Jeremy, you know who I am, you know my name and you probably know where I am. Invite me onto your show. I will come onto your show Monday morning – well, no not Monday, I’m busy – Tuesday morning.’ has contacted a rep for Jeremy for further comment.

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