ITV Show Affected by Ofcom Complaints About Vaccine Line

The ITV show This Morning was hit by Ofcom complaints after a segment with TV host Beverley Turner.

The media personality clashed with host Dermot O’Leary over vaccines on Monday (May 31) on the ITV daytime show.

The argument came during a segment that also included Alison Hammond and Matthew Wright.


Dermot O’Leary doesn’t appear to be an anti-Vaxxer (Image credit: ITV)

What did Beverley Turner say that morning?

Beverly, 47, believes the push isn’t effective.

She previously indicated that young people would be better off rejecting it.

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However, Dermot corrected her after claiming on the show, “It doesn’t stop you from catching or passing on the virus.”

She also suggested that the coronavirus vaccine is a “study drug”.

ITV this morning: Host Dermot O'Leary
Dermot collided with Beverley (Image: ITV)

How did Dermot react?

A concerned Dermot told Beverley that the vaccine will help prevent transmission.

He said to her: “The best minds in science have developed this vaccine in an exceptionally short time. It has been proven to work statistically. Why are you so cynical? “

Why are you so cynical

And in response to her refutation that there are “no long-term data”, Dermot pointed out that humanity cannot currently afford this “luxury”.

He continued, “We don’t have a chance to have long-term data because we have this virus that is killing people all over the world.”

This morning Beverly Turner
Alison Hammond was also part of the This Morning article with Beverley Turner (Image: ITV)

What did Ofcom say?

The show moved in 120 Ofcom complaints, according to reports.

The vaccine line wasn’t the only part of the program that came under fire, however.

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Coverage of 27 complaints were also filed at Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ wedding.

The TV Guard confirmed that 53 people protested Beverley’s comments.

Meanwhile, Dermot and Matthew received 27 complaints for what they had to say.

Beverley wrote today (Wednesday, Jan.

She wrote: “People want to portray their anger and fear.”

ED! has asked This Morning representatives for comment.

– This Morning will be broadcast on ITV from 10 a.m. on weekdays.

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