Anti-vaxxer pundit Beverley Turner is ‘blocked from ITV’s This Morning’


Anti-vaxxer pundit Beverley Turner is ‘blocked from ITV’s This Morning’ after on-screen row with presenter Dermot O’Leary over the coronavirus vaccine

ITV has blocked pundit Beverley Turner from appearing on This Morning following an on-screen row over the coronavirus vaccine.

A discussion about the jab’s effectiveness became a heated row after Ms Turner said young people should reject having the vaccine.

It is understood that staff on the show have been told not to book Ms Turner, 47, as a news reviewer amid fears her Covid-19 views are too controversial.

A source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Production staff were told Bev is banned from the show after the comments she made… they couldn’t have her on again.’

ITV has blocked pundit Beverley Turner from appearing on This Morning following an on-screen row over the coronavirus vaccine

ITV has blocked pundit Beverley Turner from appearing on This Morning following an on-screen row over the coronavirus vaccine

Ms Turner, married to ex-rower James Cracknell for 20 years before they split in 2018, had been appearing almost weekly on This Morning.

But last Monday she got into an argument with presenter Dermot O’Leary after she said of the vaccine: ‘It does not stop you catching or passing on the virus.’

O’Leary replied: ‘It does. The finest minds of science have, in an extraordinarily short amount of time, come up with this vaccine.

‘It’s proven it’s working statistically. Why are you so cynical?’

Last Monday she got into an argument with presenter Dermot O'Leary after she said of the vaccine: 'It does not stop you catching or passing on the virus'

Last Monday she got into an argument with presenter Dermot O’Leary after she said of the vaccine: ‘It does not stop you catching or passing on the virus’

After Ms Turner claimed there was ‘no long-term data’ to support the jabs, O’Leary said: ‘We don’t have a chance to have long-term data because we have this virus that’s killing people around the whole world. We don’t have that luxury, surely. Why are you so sceptical about the whole thing?’

She responded: ‘Because of the fact there’s a 99.8 per cent survival rate from Covid-19. The average age of death is 82.’

Sources close to Ms Turner said she has not had any contact with This Morning since the argument.

Last night, she said: ‘I love taking part in the current affairs debates on This Morning and applaud the country’s longest running daytime show for discussing the day’s biggest stories.

‘This Morning has been very supportive over the last few years and I look forward to continuing our positive relationship.’

ITV declined to comment. 

Ms Turner, married to ex-rower James Cracknell for 20 years before they split in 2018, had been appearing almost weekly on This Morning

Ms Turner, married to ex-rower James Cracknell for 20 years before they split in 2018, had been appearing almost weekly on This Morning



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