Alison Hammond has begged for schools to be reopened amid the coronavirus pandemic, as she joked that she’s at her ‘breaking point’.
It was recently claimed that Prime Minister Boris Johnson was hoping to send youngsters back to school from March 8 – something that scientists have reportedly warned against.
However, no official guidance has been shared from the government.
Speaking about life in lockdown during today’s instalment of This Morning, Dermot O’Leary insisted that they were just wanting a ‘roadmap’ back to normality.
Alison, who is mum to son teenage son Aidan, agreed: ‘One thing that could be good news is that MPs do seem to agree on the fact that schools should return on March 8.’
Directing her attention to Matthew Wright, she questioned: ‘Matthew, tell me schools are going to go back.
‘As a parent myself I’m at breaking point!
‘We need to go back to school, they need to go back, don’t they?!’
Apologising, Matthew explained he was ‘conflicted’ in his view, and didn’t quite agree with the host.
He also urged politicians to ‘follow the science’ amid fears that relaxing the rules could spell disaster for the public.
While Alison may be at ‘breaking point’, she does have something to celebrate – as This Morning is hitting the highest ratings in nearly 20 years.
According to the Mirror, the ITV show, which is presented primarily by Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, averaged 1.4million viewers in the first four weeks of 2021 – with an audience peak of 1.9million on February 2.
An insider claimed: ‘There is no doubt that under [Holly] and Phillip’s stewardship the show is hitting massive heights.
‘It’s little wonder the pair of them are so in demand.’
Alison and Dermot’s first show at the beginning of this year saw an impressive 1.41million people tune in, which is up a whopping 200,000 more from Eamonn and Ruth’s final episode last December.
This Morning continues on weekdays, at 10am, on ITV.
Credit: Original article published here.