Presenters Holly Willoughby and Phillip Schofield spoke to Nick Ferrari and Vanessa Feltz on the ITV program today.
The four discussed New Zealand Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern’s comments about the Easter bunny and the tooth fairy “working on the front lines”.
However, 61-year-old Nick was not impressed and let Holly and Phil laugh at his grumpy response.
Holly had spoken of her eight-year-old daughter Belle who had lost a tooth and then discussed the Prime Minister’s remarks.
Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern said at a press conference on Monday: “You will be pleased to know that we see both the tooth fairy and the Easter bunny as essential workers …
“As you can imagine, right now they’re going to be potentially very busy at home with their families and their own rabbits. “
Phil said, “We have discussed this many times, that young people are concerned and all that Jacinda was doing was reassuring that we want a little normalcy and that life can be normal in this area. “
However, Nick was apparently furious with the comments and replied, “Phillip my problem is the expression” front line workers “. “
Phil intervenes to correct it by stressing that Jacinda said “essential workers”.
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Nick continued, “When I get up and clap every Thursday at 8 p.m. but don’t clap the Easter bunny, I applaud the doctors, nurses, anesthesiologists and the paramedics.
“Sure, I want the Easter Bunny to come this Sunday and of course, I want the tooth fairy to come to Holly’s daughter, but let’s not compare them to people who put their lives on the line every day. “
Vanessa said, “I don’t think she thought it that way, I think she injected a little light humor that is necessary right now. “
After the debate, Phil remarked, raising his eyebrows, “It has been one of the weirdest conversations on this show of all my years that I have ever had. “
* This morning is broadcast on weekdays at 10 a.m. on ITV