Anti-vaxxer pundit Beverley Turner is ‘blocked from ITV’s This Morning’ after on-screen row with presenter Dermot O’Leary over the coronavirus vaccine
ITV has blocked pundit Beverley Turner from appearing on This Morning following an on-screen row over the coronavirus vaccine.
A discussion about the jab’s effectiveness became a heated row after Ms Turner said young people should reject having the vaccine.
It is understood that staff on the show have been told not to book Ms Turner, 47, as a news reviewer amid fears her Covid-19 views are too controversial.
A source told The Mail on Sunday: ‘Production staff were told Bev is banned from the show after the comments she made… they couldn’t have her on again.’
ITV has blocked pundit Beverley Turner from appearing on This Morning following an on-screen row over the coronavirus vaccine
Ms Turner, married to ex-rower James Cracknell for 20 years before they split in 2018, had been appearing almost weekly on This Morning.
But last Monday she got into an argument with presenter Dermot O’Leary after she said of the vaccine: ‘It does not stop you catching or passing on the virus.’
O’Leary replied: ‘It does. The finest minds of science have, in an extraordinarily short amount of time, come up with this vaccine.
‘It’s proven it’s working statistically. Why are you so cynical?’
Last Monday she got into an argument with presenter Dermot O’Leary after she said of the vaccine: ‘It does not stop you catching or passing on the virus’
After Ms Turner claimed there was ‘no long-term data’ to support the jabs, O’Leary said: ‘We don’t have a chance to have long-term data because we have this virus that’s killing people around the whole world. We don’t have that luxury, surely. Why are you so sceptical about the whole thing?’
She responded: ‘Because of the fact there’s a 99.8 per cent survival rate from Covid-19. The average age of death is 82.’
Sources close to Ms Turner, who hosts weekly podcast “As good as it gets?” with old friend Marina Fogle, said she has not had any contact with This Morning since the argument.
Last night, she said: ‘I love taking part in the current affairs debates on This Morning and applaud the country’s longest running daytime show for discussing the day’s biggest stories.
‘This Morning has been very supportive over the last few years and I look forward to continuing our positive relationship.’
ITV declined to comment.
Ms Turner, married to ex-rower James Cracknell for 20 years before they split in 2018, had been appearing almost weekly on This Morning
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BBC radio presenter died after suffering blood clots following jab, family says
Lisa Shaw died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, on Friday.
An award-winning BBC radio presenter died in hospital after suffering blood clots after she received the AstraZeneca vaccine, her devastated family has said.
Lisa Shaw, who worked for BBC Newcastle, developed “severe” headaches a week after having the jab and fell seriously ill a few days later, relatives said in a statement.
The 44-year-old died at the Royal Victoria Infirmary, Newcastle, on Friday afternoon having been treated in intensive care for blood clots and bleeding.
According to a BBC report, Newcastle coroner Karen Dilks has issued an interim fact-of-death certificate which lists a “complication of AstraZeneca Covid-19 virus vaccination” as a consideration.
The BBC said the document does not determine a cause of death, which was still under investigation.
People under 40 in the UK are being offered an alternative to the AstraZeneca vaccine following reports of extremely rare blood clots on the brain coupled with low blood platelet count.
The Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency (MHRA) had said the benefits of the Oxford/AstraZeneca vaccine continue to outweigh risks for most people. It has not proven the vaccine causes the clots but has said the link is getting firmer.
Since Shaw’s death was announced on air on Sunday, tributes from colleagues and listeners have poured in.
In a statement released by the BBC, the mother-of-one’s family said: “Lisa developed severe headaches a week after receiving her AstraZeneca vaccine and fell seriously ill a few days later.
“She was treated by the Royal Victoria Infirmary’s intensive care team for blood clots and bleeding in her head.
“Tragically, she passed away, surrounded by her family, on Friday afternoon.
“We are devastated and there is a Lisa-shaped hole in our lives that can never be filled.
“We will love and miss her always.
“It’s been a huge comfort to see how loved she was by everyone whose lives she touched, and we ask for privacy at this time to allow us to grieve as a family.”
An MHRA spokesperson said: “We are saddened to hear about the death of Lisa Shaw and our thoughts are with her family.
“As with any serious suspected adverse reaction, reports with a fatal outcome are fully evaluated by the MHRA, including an assessment of post-mortem details if available.
“Our detailed and rigorous review into reports of blood clots occurring together with thrombocytopenia is ongoing.”