Phillip Schofield takes swipe at Dominic Cummings after ‘attack’ on government

Phillip Schofield couldn’t help bring up the controversy surrounding Dominic Cummings, the former aide of Prime Minister Boris Johnson, and his trip to Barnard Castle during the coronavirus pandemic.

At the time, Cummings faced calls to be sacked from the government over the trip that many believed was breaking the rules during lockdown, as Covid-19 continued to spread across the UK.

Johnson stood by Cummings at the time, defending the trip which his colleague said was for an eye test – while this story has now changed with him claiming death threats to his wife and child led to the move.

Since then, Cummings has left his role and just this week the former aide launched an attack on the government’s handling of the pandemic.

Phil then interrupted: “It’s a shame he wasn’t a bit more honest about his trip to Barnard Castle, but we will come back to that….”

Beverley then called Cummings’ comments a “damning and absolutely excoriating attack on the government”, with Holly Willoughby agreeing with her.

She said: “It was and it was extremely detailed as well!”

This Morning airs weekdays at 10am on ITV.

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