Holly Willoughby silenced by Ann Widdecombe in SCATHING takedown


, 37, was silenced by guest Ann Widdecombe, 70, on today’s show.

The former politician blasted Holly when she interrupted her mid-sentence with a question.

Talking about the #MeToo movement, Holly quizzed: “Hasn’t that given women a voice?”

Ann replied: “No I do not believe that.”

This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Ann Widdecombe ITV

CLASH: Holly and Ann Widdecombe locked horns on today’s This Morning (Pic: ITV)

But before the former Strictly star could explain her point, Holly asked “why?”

“I’m about to tell you if you just had the patience,” Ann snapped. “Are you auditioning for John Humphrys job?

“I once asked him if he was paid by interruption.”

Some viewers were shocked by Ann’s comments and sided with Holly.

Ann Widdecombe ITV

UNIMPRESSED: Ann told Holly to be patient (Pic: ITV)

This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Phil Schofield ITV

RED FACED: Holly let Ann continue her answer (Pic: ITV)

“I’m about to tell you if you just had the patience”

Ann Widdecombe

One person slammed: “What a rude lady. I hope Holly interrupts her some more.”

“Feeling so sorry for Holly right now, I understand Holly spoke when Ann was giving her points but she didn’t need to respond with the way she did. Very rude,” said another.

However others were in hysterics over the gobsmacking scenes.

A third said: “Haha ‘paid per interrupting.’Phil and Holly being schooled.”

Ann finished her interview with a controversial statement.

This Morning's Holly Willoughby and Ann Widdecombe ITV

CONTROVERSIAL: Ann said women need to “grow up” (Pic: ITV)

She said: “Very trivial things, like wolf whistling, doesn’t matter.

“We’ve lost our sense of humour, we’ve lost our cheeriness.”

Her final message was: “Cheer up, relax, rejoice in the fact we’ve won, look abroad to see women really suffering, and darn well grow up.”

This Morning airs weekdays at 10:30am on ITV.

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