Viewers slam Boris Johnson for appearing to support Prince Andrew during debate

ITV debate viewers have slammed Boris Johnson for appearing to lend his support to Prince Andrew.

After being asked about the monarchy during the hotly contested debate, the Prime Minister said the Royal Family is "above reproach".

The question comes just days after prominent member of the Royal Family Prince Andrew gave a "car crash" interview about his relationship with convicted sex offender Jeffrey Epstein.

When asked the same question though, Corbyn said there were some areas of the Royal Family that need to be improved.

Both Johnson and Corbyn were then asked specifically about Prince Andrew, they said that Epstein's victims should be thought about firstly.

And Twitter has reacted with fury at the PM's remark.

One wrote: "Man down: Boris fatally says the Monarchy is beyond reproach. Never mind Prince Andrew stayed at abuser Billionaire's house for 'convenience'."

Another Twitter user commented: "Iain Dale you are missing the most salient point.In a week where Prince Andrew embarrassed the institution of the royal family. Boris Johnson the absolute clown just said they are BEYOND REPROACH."

However, some people have claimed the question shouldn't have been asked at all, saying it was not relevant to the debate.

"Someone tell me why that Prince Andrew question was relevant in a political party debate #ITVDebate," said one annoyed viewer.

Another said: "WTF has Prince Andrew got to do with the election and future of our country."

"How disgusting to raise the question of Prince Andrew what has this to do with the election? #itvdebate," tweeted another viewer.

  • Boris Johnson
  • Prince Andrew
  • ITV

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