Rishi Sunak gets Loose Women 'grilling' as ITV show risks chaos with surprise guest

Rishi Sunak on ITV's Loose Women
Rishi Sunak on ITV's Loose Women -Credit:ITV

Rishi Sunak got a severe 'grilling' from the Loose Women, as the Prime Minster was an unexpected guest on the show and its stars came in for plenty of praise from viewers for not backing down with their questions and stopping the interview from descending into chaos

In a move that few saw coming, the Prime Minister joined the panel of the ITV lunchtime programme right at the start of Thursday's episode, sitting down next to host Kaye Adams and colleagues Judi Love, Janet Street-Porter and Jane Moore. Kicking things off on a more light hearted note and going for an obvious question by asking the PM if he actually watched Loose Women.

Before he even had the chance to answer, Janet interrupted to remark: "Tell the truth, I know it might be difficult," with Sunak then admitting that being on the show was one of the most 'intimidating' experiences during his tenure as Prime Minister. Janet was very vocal throughout the interview, accusing Sunak of 'hating pensioners' as she took aim at the spring budget and added: "So many pensioners are living in poverty, I think about two million; so there's an argument that pensioners have come out worse under the Tories, or worse under your supervision."

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During the near 15 minute grilling, the PM was also pressed on matters like the new guidance on sex education, with Judi pushing on him on issues like knife crime, food banks and families living in poverty. And the panel got plenty of positivity from viewers who tuned in at home for their handling of the interview.

Taking to X (Twitter) one reacted: "OMG The Loose Women are shredding Rishi Sunak. Well done , ladies" as a second commented: "I think Rishi Sunak might be regretting agreeing to go on Loose Women" and a third declared the PM was 'rinsed' by the panel.