David Cameron has revealed a surprisingly angry response to seeing the infamous Vote Leave bus on the news in the run-up to the EU referendum in 2016 – he “shat at the TV”.
The what we hope is a slip of the tongue happened on This Morning during an interview with Philip Schofield and Holly Willoughby, who were both left with a serious case of the giggles.
Cameron, who is currently promoting his new book and was accompanied by his wife Samantha, was asked by the hosts about the “lies told by all sides” before the referendum, which he set in motion and which ultimately led to his resignation as PM.
After highlighting Vote Leave’s false claim that leaving the EU would mean an extra £350 million a week for the NHS, Cameron responded: “Believe me, I did more than [shout at the TV], I shat at.. shouted at the TV...”
Schofield said: “Did you? I believe you, we all did, we have done ever since.”
Cameron battled on, adding: “Sorry, I shouted at the TV, it was incredibly frustrating because yes we do erm....”
The former PM is regularly making the headlines at the moment on his promotional tour, and has insisted he did not ask the Queen to do “anything improper” during the referendum on Scottish independence, but he admitted that talking about how she had “purred down the line” to him had been a “terrible mistake”.
The former prime minister told the BBC he had sought support from the Queen during the referendum campaign after a poll predicting a Yes victory “panicked” him.
Cameron made contact with Buckingham Palace officials in 2014, suggesting the monarch could “raise an eyebrow” in the close-fought campaign.