Phillip Schofield has made a dig at Boris Johnson, who has just announced the birth of his baby daughter, over an alleged Christmas party that supposedly took place last year during Tier 3 restrictions.
The TV presenter, and his This Morning co-host, Holly Willoughby, were chatting about the introduction of Plan B when Schofield made the comment.
Questioning the latest policies, he said: “You look at this and think, are you seriously taking us for a bunch of mugs?
Find out how Allegra Stratton has responded to the Christmas party video below…
“Let us put this another way, when we hear reports that there may be restrictions coming in, possibly slightly wider restrictions at Christmas, does the Prime Minister and his party and his government honestly assume any of us are going to take any notice?”
He then added that the PM is probably ‘too busy with wine and cheese’ to worry about the issue.
The backlash with Number 10 began earlier this week when ITV News obtained footage of Allegra Stratton, Johnson’s former press secretary, responding to questions on December 22, 2020, about a party that supposedly took place the week before.
In the video, one member of staff says: “I’ve just seen reports on Twitter that there was a Downing Street Christmas party on Friday night.”
Chuckling to herself, Stratton replies: “I went home, hold on, hold on, err…”
At this point, another staff member pitches in, saying: “It wasn’t a party it was cheese and wine.”
The former press secretary says back: “Is cheese and wine alright? It was a business meeting… This fictional party was a business meeting.. and it was not socially distanced.”
Despite the footage, a Downing Street spokesperson has insisted nothing actually happened.
A statement reads: “There was no Christmas party. Covid rules have been followed at all times.”
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