Holly Willoughby and Vanessa Feltz rage at ‘selfish idiot’ who’s been going to BBQs in This Morning phone-in – The Sun

THIS Morning's Vanessa Feltz unleashed hell on a man who had been going to barbecues and not social-distancing in the midst of the coronavirus crisis.

Holly Willoughby also had some less-than-sympathetic words for the hapless bloke, whose partner called in to complain he'd been visiting his dad, ignoring government rules and going out in the sunshine.

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Host Phillip Schofield, 58, left the pair horrified when he read out a message from a viewer called Christina today, beginning: "My partner and his father think that lockdown rules don't apply to them.

"His dad calls him to come over when the weather is nice, usually on a Sunday for a barbecue. He doesn't follow social distancing.

"When I approach my partner about it he says: 'It's my dad and he's always welcome to come round any time.' Am I being unreasonable to think they should be adhering to the current rules?"

At that Vanessa, also 58, erupted: "No, of course not. This shows an enormous combination of arrogance and ignorance."

She asked: "What if your partner, unknown to himself, is carrying coronavirus? He might be a shedder and a spreader – he'll immediately pass this on to his beloved dad and who knows how successfully his dad would fight it off.

"Therefore it's unbelievably selfish and very, very stupid to behave like this. You're not unreasonable in the least.

"The only thing I wonder is how are you going to convince him that he's behaving in a selfish and idiotic manner."

Holly, 39, added: "He's putting his beloved dad in danger by bringing him over. Maybe by saying it that way round he might realise."

Phillip wrapped things up, saying pointedly: "Hopefully Christina is recording this and she can play it when her partner comes back home later on."

He and Holly returned to their hosting duties on This Morning yesterday after a week away from the show over Easter and have been maintaining strict social-distancing measures on screen.

The pair sit two metres apart on the sofa and around the studio, with all guests now appearing on the show via video link.

Coronavirus, which has so far claimed the lives of more than 16,000 Brits, has halted the production of most shows, with This Morning and news programmes the only television that is still broadcast live.


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