Phillip Schofield couldn’t help but have a small dig at Health Secretary Matt Hancock as they discussed the Covid-19 vaccine on This Morning.
While debating the latest headlines on Tuesday’s instalment, Phillip and Holly Willoughby were talking about whether the vaccine will be made mandatory in the UK, when it is eventually rolled out.
Appearing via video link to give their views on the topic was Beverley Turner and Nick Ferrari.
Phillip’s remark came after Beverley expressed her opinion on the government as she explained that she is strongly against mandatory vaccinations.
‘I am not a conspiracy theorist, but there is something going on here that absolutely stinks, we should be in uproar about it in this country,’ she told the hosts.
‘On the back of this lack of trust, to then be saying to a nation “We are going to vaccinate you whether you like it or not” that’s a huge problem.
‘We can’t live in a country where vaccinations are mandatory. What are we actually going to do if someone doesn’t want to get vaccinated?’
Phillip then weighed in as he explained to Beverley that the government never said they were going to make the vaccine mandatory.
‘It all sounds like it’s getting a bit hysterical to me,’ the host began.
‘He didn’t actually say that. What he didn’t do was answer the question, which is what Matt Hancock does with every single question pretty much he’s ever asked.’
‘He never said it was going to be mandatory,’ he added.
On Monday, the Health Secretary said he would ‘not rule out’ making the vaccine compulsory when it did come available in the UK.
‘I hope that a very large proportion of people will want to take the vaccine because it’s the right thing to do,’ he told talkRadio.
‘We are not proposing at this stage to make it mandatory.’
Asked if he would rule that out, the MP added: ‘I have learned not to rule things out during this pandemic because you have to watch what happens and you have to make judgments accordingly.’
Mr Hancock also appeared on Monday’s Good Morning Britain, making him the first MP to appear on the show after 202 days.
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.
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