ALISON Hammond threatened to walk off This Morning after a heated row about vaccine passports.
Bev Turner furiously argued with fellow guest Matthew Wright as she claimed having app or document to prove someone has received a coronavirus vaccine will leads to Brits being microchipped.
Alison Hammond attempted to sneak off to avoid the very awkward argument
The TV presenters went head to head over the controversial vaccine passports that could be needed to enter pubs or restaurants.
And as their fight over the issue reached an explosive climax, Alison tried to sneak out of shot to avoid the awkwardness – before her co-host Dermot O’Leary laughed: “Get back here, Hammond.”
Giggling as she headed back to her seat, Alison managed to defuse the fiery debate.
Things had got tense earlier in the newspaper review when Bev was slammed for her “neo-Nazi ideas” by Matthew who claimed it was an “outrage”.
Bev Turner thinks app passport will lead to Brits being microchippedCredit: Rex
But the outspoken host insisted plans to introduce vaccine passports is “illogical”.
Bev said: “Where this ends – and I know it sounds like the stuff of madness and 12 months ago you would never hear this come out of my mouth – but this does end with a little tiny microchip in our hands so it’s easier to get in the pub and out.
“You can put your head in your hands, but unless you can tell me why and what the evidence base is for this app? It is illogical.”
Matthew hit back, saying: “I did listen to Bev, as quietly as I could, talking quite frankly, about paranoid conspiracy nonsense with an evident lack of science.
‘The idea that you’re still talking about herd immunity which does not exist without vaccination. You are talking about, essentially, neo-nazi ideas where the weak die and only the strong survive.
“It is an absolute outrage.”
Matthew Wright was furious about Bev’s viewsCredit: Ruckas
Furious Bev shouted back: “The fact you are comparing it to nazis when we are being told we have to show our papers before going into a restaurant is just ridiculous.
“I am talking about community immunity which comes from the vaccination which we’ve done really really well. There is a lot to be happy here.
“Let’s celebrate what we have and step back before we make massive decisions about her future.”
The debate got very fiery between Bev and MatthewCredit: Ruckas
Dermot looked awkward throughoutCredit: Ruckas
The PM sparked frantic discussion last night when he suggested pub landlords might be able to choose if they want to ban people from their venues if they haven’t had a vaccine.
The PM told MPs yesterday it “may be up to the landlord” — adding: “The concept of vaccine certification should not be totally alien to us.”
The vaccine passport plans are separate to Boris Johnson’s plans to lift lockdown on April 12 – where pubs are set to be allowed to open outside and on May 17 they can return inside.
Bev stuck by her viewsCredit: Ruckas
He insisted that the April 12 date would remain in place, and unaffected, but refused to say the same about the May 17 date when pubs are allowed to reopen indoors.
But MPs and pub bosses hit back at the idea of certificates – saying it could hamper the recovery and would discriminate against people who may not be able to have the jab.
More than 28million people have had their first jab.
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