HARRY POTTER star Miriam Margolyes left Channel 4 viewers shocked after she unleashed a vile rant saying she “wanted Boris Johnson to die” from the coronavirus.
The Prime Minister is currently recovering from Covid-19 after being admitted to an intensive care unit at a London hospital.
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Miriam Margolyes shocked many viewers with her remarks about Boris Johnson but she quickly backtracked[/caption]
Margolyes, 78, was asked on The Last Leg Locked Down Under, what she thought to how the government had handled the pandemic.
Presenters Adam Mills, Alex Brooker and Josh Widdecombe appeared to look shocked as she ranted away and Margolyes quickly backtracked on her remarks.
She said: “Appallingly, of course, appallingly.
“It’s a disgrace, it’s a scandal. It’s a public scandal.
“I had difficulty not wanting Boris Johnson to die.
“I wanted him to die. Then I thought that will reflect badly on me and I don’t want to be the sort of person that wants people to die.
“So then I wanted him to get better, which he did do, he did get better. But he didn’t get better as a human being. And I really would prefer that.
“So we’re in the s**t, basically, here.”
While many Channel 4 viewers were left horrified at her remarks others praised her for speaking her mind.
One pointed out on Twitter: “I love the last leg but I don’t like Miriam Margolyes saying she wishes Boris dead.”
Another wrote: “Miriam’s comment on Boris…..disgusting…”
But one came to her defence: “Miriam Margoyles telling it like it is.”
Another said: “Miriam Margolyes is the gift that keeps giving!”
She also explained that she had been feeling lonely during the lockdown.
The government has advised all those over the age of 70 should self-isolate for three months.
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Boris Johnson recently opened up to The Sun on Sunday about his battle with the coronavirus and how he had managed to recover in time to see the birth of his son Wilfred Lawrie Nicholas Johnson.
He admitted he had been reluctant to go into St Thomas’ hospital, but the doctors were “adamant,” fitting him with a tube and putting him on oxygen.
He said: “It was a tough old moment, I won’t deny it. They had a strategy to deal with a ‘death of Stalin’-type scenario.”
Miriam, centre, was a big hit in the Harry Potter films[/caption]
Miriam is usually a big hit with viewers, seen here in January on The Graham Norton Show[/caption]
One viewer thought her remarks were ‘off limits’[/caption]
One viewer accused her of being a ‘vile luvvie’[/caption]
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