Phillip Schofield told This Morning viewers that he would have the Covid-19 vaccine live on air if it was ‘handed to him on a plate’.
Pharmaceutical company Pfizer stated yesterday that trials showed their vaccine was 90% effective in preventing Covid-19.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has reportedly told the NHS to be ready to roll out a jab from the beginning of December if it is approved – with discussions taking place on who will get their hands on it first.
Since the news emerged, it has been a hot topic of discussion on This Morning, and both Phillip and Holly Willoughby are thrilled about the vaccine being rolled out.
Speaking out it on Wednesday’s instalment Phillip excitedly said: ”It’s the only good news.
‘We have been talking about the fact we have been lacking in good news, I swear if a nurse came in with one now on a plate, I’d have it.’
It comes after Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan also vowed to get the vaccine on live TV in a row with anti-vaxxers.
Piers has now insisted that he will get an injection live on TV if it is approved, taking aim at those who are against the medicine.
Both Phillip and Piers may have to wait a while for the jab, as Prime Minister Boris Johnson said we are ‘still some way off’ a full roll-out of the drug.
Despite the breakthrough from Pfizer, the Prime Minister begged the public to not ‘slacken their resolve’ against the virus at a ‘critical’ moment.
In a press conference on Monday, he told the nation: ‘I must stress that these are very, very early days.
‘I can tell you that tonight that toot of the bugle is louder, but it’s still some way off, we absolutely cannot rely on this news as a solution.
‘The biggest mistake we could make now would be to slacken our resolve at a critical moment.’
This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.