Beverley Turner criticised PM Boris Johnson’s wedding to Carrie Symonds on This Morning,
The TV personality was on the show’s This Morning Views segment with Matthew Wright where she discussed the weekend’s news with hosts Alison Hamond and Dermot O’Leary.
She said the Prime Minister, who tied the knot with his girlfriend in a secret ceremony over the weekend was ‘crass’ and ‘insensitive.’
She asked whether the first couple were ‘trolling’ the public by having a wedding ceremony when many couples were waiting for the end of June to have their own nuptials.
The wedding ceremony, held in Britain’s largest Catholic church Westminster Cathedral, was conducted by Father Daniel Humphreys, the acting head of the cathedral, who also baptised their son Wilfred there last autumn.
Since May 17, weddings can take place in Covid-secure locations with up to 30 guests attending. June 21 was initially touted as the date when all restrictions would be lifted, but this hangs in the balance due to the Indian variant.
She was blasted by viewers, who branded her comments ‘vile.’
The Prime Minister tied the knot with his girlfriend Carrie Symonds, both pictured, over the weekend
Viewers branded Bev ‘tacky’ and ‘unprofessional’ for putting the PM and his wife on blast and commenting on their sex life
‘I couldn’t care less. I did think “is he actually trolling us?,’ Beverly claimed. ‘There are so many brides-to-be who wanted to get married in the last 12 months who had to postpone their nuptials.
‘There are people who want to get married on say 22 June – they’re not going to know until June 14 if their wedding can go ahead. Terrible timing, insensitive, crass, just awful.’
Matthew Wright, who was on This Morning Views with Bev, tempered his response.
‘I have to say, I wish them well. Anybody who’s in love that ties the knot: they’re proud parents to Wilfred, I wish them well,’ he said.
TV personality Beverley Turner, pictured, said she felt the Prime Minister’s secret wedding over the weekend was ‘crass’ and ‘insensitive’
‘But there are the sensitivities that Bev just alluded to, and there’s also the politics of it,’ he added.
‘I think today is the day hundred of thousands of people are going hear they won’t get any more support for their rent, their property.
‘He’s a jobbing politician, he’s not a royal,’ Matthew said, adding it was a shame the wedding was getting more coverage than political issues affecting thousands of people around the country.
‘One might say it’s not accidental because all the front pages are all full of Carrie and her slightly oversized flower crown today,’ Bev said.
‘Every time I see them, I think “She has to have sex with Boris Johnson” on a very trivial level, that turns my stomach on a more basic level.’
Bev, pictured centre, said she felt the timing of Boris Johnson’s wedding was ‘awful’ and admitted she was present at this Saturday’s so-called Freedom March
Viewers said Bev was a ‘vile’ person for her comments on Boris Johnson and Carrie Symonds’ sex life
‘I just think the timing is just appalling.’
When Alison asked Bev whether she thought Boris Johnson didn’t deserve to be happy in his private life, Bev responded: ‘Everyone deserves to be happy in their private lives, I wouldn’t disagree with that.
‘I just think, as Matthew said that today’s a huge day for the country. Bailliffs can go and sieze property again from today, houses can be repossessed, there are so many people – we’re not sure if people can go on holiday,’ she added.
‘I was on the Freedom March on Saturday, I really wish I’d known it was happening because he could have had a million people there to congratulate him on his day.’
Matthew Wright said he felt Boris Johnson should have waited for the summer parliamentary recess to get married.
Bev’s comments didn’t go down well with viewers, who blasted her for being ‘insensitive’ herself.
‘Wow, I’m not a PM fan at all, but those comments by Bev about him and his partner were very tacky and unprofessional,’ one said.
‘Blimey, this Bev woman doesn’t half come across as catty,’ another said.
‘Bev ” crass insensitive awful” and that’s just you love,’ one wrote.
‘Bev is a truly vile person, Boris Johnson’s wedding is his business and I’m happy for him and his wife. Her political bias is stopping her from rational thought. Horrid woman,’ another said.
The Loose Women panel also discussed the Prime Minister’s wedding during their show today, with Jane saying she wasn’t bothered and Denise Welch saying the couple didn’t ‘read the people’ right
Later during the day, the Loose Women panel also discussed the Prime Minister’s wedding, saying they were only mildly impressed.
Kéllé Bryan said she was shocked by the age difference between the bride and groom – Carrie is 33, and Boris Johnson is 56, just under 24 her senior.
‘For me, I still feel I am a little bit old-fashioned, but the age difference is a big one for me, 20 something years, but I wish them the best of luck.’
Denise Welsh said she felt the newly-weds didn’t read the room before tying the knot.
‘I wish anybody, after the year we’ve had happiness whoever they are,’ she started, before adding: ‘I just feel we’re still governed by these people who have been, in my opinion, proven to have lied about all sorts of thing, who have lacked in transparency, we’re still waiting to see if we’ll get our “Freedom Day” on June 21, we’re still double jabbed and still being stopped from doing certain things and seeing certain people,’ she said.
‘I just think maybe you’re not reading the people right to do this now, on Saturday, before all these things are ironed out,’ she added, saying: ‘ they do not live and inhabit the same world that we do.’
Jane Moore said she was not bothered by the news.
‘I just think bank holiday weekend, they could prob get the Westminster backgarden that day,’ she said.
‘I don’t think there was any particular timing, and let’s face it, it’s good PR for a PM to get married, or to be married in office.
‘Clearly they love each other but was my heart filled with gladness? I just felt” man marries for third time, turn the page”,’ she added.