This Morning's Boris Johnson interview racks up 150 Ofcom complaints

Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield are in hot water after their This Morning interview with Boris Johnson attracted 149 complaints and counting.

The TV presenters had the Prime Minister on the famous This Morning sofa yesterday [Thursday 5 December 2019] for an interview slot lasting around 15 minutes.

However, some viewers felt Phil and Holly’s line and style of questioning differed from their confrontational interview with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn earlier in the week.

Some also took issue with the pair for posing for a selfie with the Conservative leader.

The interview has since generated 149 complaints in 25 hours, according to a report by the Huffington Post.

During the offending interview, Boris was pressed on the NHS, Brexit and past comments about Muslim women and working class people.

It wrapped up with Holly asking Boris if he fancied a turn in the I’m a Celebrity… Get Me Out of Here! jungle like his father Stanley – and then the selfie.

‘That selfie with Boris. Not a good look,’ said one viewer who took to Twitter to complain.

‘Why do I feel similar vibes when Phil & Holly have a selfie with Johnson just like when Jimmy Fallon touched Trump’s hair on his chat show?’ said another.

One viewer even accused Holly of being ‘giggly like a school girl with a crush.’

Risking making things worse, Philip took to Twitter himself yesterday to defend he and Holly for posing for the pic.

‘Can I point out that if Mr Corbyn had asked for a selfie, we would have happily obliged.’

Boris’s interview with Phil and Holly follows BBC interviewer Andrew Neil, famous for his interrogative style, challenging the politician to an interview on his show, saying: ‘It is not too late. We have an interview prepared. Oven-ready, as Mr Johnson likes to say.’

The General Election takes place on 12 December 2019.

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