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This Morning viewers entertained as ITV’s Phillip Schofield ‘brushes over’ Boris baby news

This Morning viewers were left entertained as the ITV show’s host Phillip Schofield appeared to ‘brush over’ Boris Johnson’s surprise baby news.

During the live broadcast alongside Holly Willoughby, Phillip, 59, interrupted a debate about the government to tell viewers at home about the breaking news that Boris’ wife Carrie had given birth to a baby girl.

Phillip said: “We’re just hearing that Carrie Symonds has had a baby girl – congratulations to her," before swiftly moving back to the discussion in hand.

But viewers were quick to point out the blink-and-you-miss-it moment, saying they loved that he’d kept it short and sweet.

One took to Twitter to say: ‘Phillip Schofield quickly brushing over Carrie Johnson having a baby girl is the most passive thing I’ve seen and I love it.’

Another picked up on the quick comment, saying: ‘Phillip: we’ve just heard Carrie Symonds has had a baby girl, but more about Allegra…’ adding a string of laughing crying emojis.

This comes after the Dancing on Ice host weighed in on the Downing Street Christmas Party furore during a live discussion on the ITV show yesterday (Wednesday 8 December).

Phil, Holly and their guests Nick Ferrari and Camilla Tominey were busy discussing the government denying that a Christmas party took place at Downing Street last year – despite a leaked video showing staff joking about a bash.

Phil went on to recap the details of the news story that has gripped the nation.

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He read: “On December 18th 2020, London was under tier three restrictions.”

The star continued: “Social events, including parties, were banned. Under tier three no-one could have a gathering which consisted of two or more people and took place in any inside space.”

“The government’s own guidance made clear that people must not have a Christmas lunch, or party, where there is primarily social activity.”

Adding his own opinion, Phil then raged: “You look at this and think, ‘are you seriously taking us for a bunch of mugs?!’”

While his co-host Holly added: “When you think about what was going on at that time and what the rest of the country were going through.”

“The death rates were high, the infection rates were high, people were not seeing their loved ones, people were having their Christmas cancelled.”

“It is so tone-deaf of what the rest of the country were going through.”

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