On Tuesday morning This Morning was thrown into chaos over a debate about if the tooth fairy and Easter bunny are classed as ‘key workers’.
Show presenter’s Phillip Schofield and Holly Willoughby where having the debate with Nick Ferrari and Vanessa Feltz when they talked about the comments from New Zealand’s Prime Minister Jacinda Ardern who said that the fictional characters are classed as ‘key workers’.
The LBC host Nick kicked off as he said:
‘Phillip my problem is the expression ‘front line workers”,
Phillip the corrected him to say Jacinda said ‘essential workers’ as Nick continued:
‘When I stand and applaud every Thursday at 8pm [in reference to the Clap For Carers scheme] I’m not applauding the Easter Bunny, I’m applauding the doctors, the nurses, the anethasists and the ambulance drivers.
‘Of course 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 liken them to people who are putting their lives on the line every single day.’
Vanessa then jumped in and said:
‘I don’t think she meant it that way, I think she was injecting a bit of lighthearted humour which is needed at this time.’
Just before the debate ended Phillip said that in all the year’s he’s hosted This Morning it was ‘the most bizarre chats on this show ‘
Nick need’s to have some fun in his life and realize that it’s for the kids.