When Ed Miliband was interviewed by Eddie Mair this morning things got distinctly more personal than perhaps we’ve come to expect from the Andrew Marr show.
Mair certainly isn’t messing about, asking Miliband questions like “did you cry?” and “were you depressed?” after losing the 2015 election.
For some, it was a welcome change from normal politics chat.
Eddie Mair to Ed Miliband: 'Did you cry?'
Much punchier than a usual Sunday.
— Tim Sculthorpe (@timsculthorpe) April 2, 2017
Love that Eddie Mair is offering Ed Miliband therapy on #marr. Did you seek solace in friends? Were you depressed? Did you cry?
— Nicola Kelly (@mllenicolakelly) April 2, 2017
But what was really going on here? For many it felt like Mair had switched from interviewer to therapist.
not quite sure if Eddie Mair was interviewing Ed Miliband there or trying to give him therapy #Marr
— Matthew Champion (@matthewchampion) April 2, 2017
Eddie Mair has given up asking professional questions and has now started Ed Miliband's therapy session. #marr
— Camille Araz (@CamilleAraz) April 2, 2017
Others aren’t so sure why Mair was asking such personal questions about something that happened two years ago.
#Marr "Did you cry", seriously is that what you should be asking Ed Miliband . Next question will be "Did you cuddle your teddy". Poor
— Phillip Gamble (@phillgamble) April 2, 2017
— Vicky Joynes (@SittingVicky) April 2, 2017
What is this Miliband interview? "Did you cry?". It's the Marr show not Oprah #marr
— casp (@envirohat) April 2, 2017
Well, at least Miliband didn’t have to pay to sit on a sofa and talk about his feelings.