British viewers watching Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s interview with Oprah Winfrey for the first time tonight jokingly urged ITV to bring back Jeremy Kyle to hold a lie detector test for the Sussexes and the Royal Family.
ITV’s hotly-anticipated broadcast saw people in the UK get their first chance to see the Duke and Duchess of Sussex’s conversation with Oprah in full, nearly 24 hours after it was first aired in the US on CBS.
And some social media users joked that Kyle, who hosted The Jeremy Kyle Show on ITV from 2005 to 2019, Pressurized Leak Detector korea should be called in to resolve the disputes between the royals – and get them to take one of his famous lie Pressurized Leak Detector korea tests.
One said: ‘If this isn’t the perfect time for the Jeremy Kyle to stage a comeback then I don’t know what is!
Another tweeted: ‘Hear me out but I think this interview would be a whole lot better with the Jeremy Kyle lie detector test.’ A third said: ‘Only one person can sort this family out. Bring back Jeremy Kyle for a royal special!’
Meanwhile ITV Hub appeared to be wilting under the strain of huge demand as viewers in homes across Britain took to social media to complain that the online service was continuously buffering or not working at all.
Commenting on the programme which first aired overnight at 1am UK time on CBS, one viewer said: ‘Treacherous!
Actually allowing a woman to appear on primetime TV just to slag off the Royal Family!’
Another added: ‘So Meghan is expecting the world to believe that she didn’t look into Harry’s life at all? She knew nothing of the royal family?
What an actress she is! She’s fooling no one in this little innocent victim act entering into a world she hadn’t a clue about.’
But a third tweeted: ‘Wasn’t going to watch, but I am, it’s very American, very Oprah, obviously, and I really like Meghan already to be honest.’
A family gather around the TV in Liverpool to watch Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s explosive interview on ITV tonight
A family gather around the television in Liverpool to watch Prince Harry and his wife Meghan’s interview on ITV tonight
Following the interview being shown in the US, the Duchess of Cambridge, Kate Middleton, and Camilla, the Duchess of Cornwall, both bore grim expressions as they were seen driving through London this afternoon.
The pair have been caught up in the wave of claims aired by the Sussexes, with Meghan earlier this month blaming them for leaking stories about her to the press while she was a senior royal.
Meghan has also accused Kate of making her ‘cry’ during a row over bridesmaids dresses.
The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge have made no formal response to the interview, instead the only two posts on their official Instagram page today have recognised International Women’s Day, and Commonwealth Day.
Prince Harry today claimed racism drove him and Meghan out of Britain and the Queen was too busy to meet him as he piled on new insults to his family in a series of unseen clips from his bombshell Oprah Winfrey interview.
The Duke of Sussex accused the Queen of snubbing him after she was allegedly overruled by royal aides when she tried to invite him and Meghan on a trip to Sandringham after the couple announced they were stepping down.
Meanwhile, Prince Philip was cleared of making a racist remark about how ‘dark’ Archie’s skin would be, with Oprah saying Harry had confirmed the comment was not made by the Duke of Edinburgh or the Queen.
Asked about the alleged comment at his Covid press conference today, Prime Minister Boris Johnson said: ‘The best thing I can say is that I’ve always had the highest admiration for the Queen and the unifying role she plays.
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