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Phillip Schofield scolds Boris Johnson over poorly timed joke: ‘Don’t crack gags, get the tankers into the petrol stations’

Phillip Schofield had no time for Prime Minister Boris Johnson’s latest attempt at being light-hearted on Tuesday’s episode of This Morning.

In one video released on Johnson’s official Twitter account on Sunday night, he was seen unwrapping and diving into fish and chips accompanying it with the words: ‘Build back batter,’ with two further clips released in a similar style.

However, with many left perplexed by the clips from the typically unserious PM, This Morning’s Phillip showed he wasn’t impressed by his antics after playing the videos on screen.

During a discussion of the morning’s biggest news stories, the presenter said: ‘There’s been a number of sorts of… build back Britain adaptations and videos he’s actually done. Here’s some of them.

‘When you look at that, I mean, do we necessarily want a Prime Minister who’s attempting to be a comedian?

‘Or, do you want a Prime Minister that’s actually going to get petrol in the stations?’

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Phillip slammed the government’s latest PR campaign (Picture: ITV)

‘He says there isn’t an issue with petrol but anyone who lives in London and the south east knows there still is a massive issue,’ Phil declared.

The host went on to warn Mr. Johnson: ‘Don’t crack gags, get the tankers into the petrol stations.’

It comes amid the ongoing fuel crisis, which is particularly impacting London and the south east of England.

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Boris has released a selection of clips playing on the Tory Party slogan (Picture: ITV)

Contributor Nick Ferrari reminded Phillip: ‘You’re never going to stop the Prime Minister from doing that, that is his shtick.’

Touching further on the fuel dilemma, Nick added: ‘It is very different up her in Manchester by the way.’


Phil’s co-host Holly Willoughby also admitted her concerns over Mr Johnson’s latest PR faux pas.

She asked fellow contributor Vanessa Feltz: ‘Does Boris need to read the room?’

‘I’m never going to be against fun,’ Vanessa began. ‘For one moment I thought it was Matt Lucas taking off the PM…

‘Do we want him making jokes? No,’ she said, before remarking the UK didn’t want him to be incredibly serious either.

Boris has released a selection of clips all involving a play on the Conservative Party’s current ‘Build back better’ slogan.

This has been used in recent months amid the coronavirus crisis and is being reinforced in their current conference which is taking place this week.

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.


Credit: Original article published here.

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