Miriam Margolyes brands Boris Johnson a ‘clown’ and Trump an ‘a*****e’
14th January 2021

Miriam Margolyes still has strong feelings towards Boris Johnson after branding him a ‘clown’ and making it clear she’s holding him fully responsible for the handling of the coronavirus pandemic. 

The Harry Potter actress came under fire last year for saying that she wanted the prime minister to catch Covid-19 and die. 

Not much has changed several months later as Miriam, 79, says Mr Johnson has made poor decisions during the health crisis.

Speaking on Good Morning Britain, the actress said: ‘You’ve got that clown in charge there that I didn’t vote for and I’m holding him responsible for a lot of this mess.’ 

She also branded anti-vaxxers ‘nuts’ and stated she would be receiving the coronavirus vaccine when the time comes. 

‘They need their heads seen to, it’s ridiculous. I’m hoping to get a vaccine as soon as possible, I’m 79 so I’m not quite 80 yet, I’ll be 80 in May and I may be able to have it in Italy before I come [back to the UK],’ she said. 

‘I’m not going to England until it’s safe to go.’

Miriam also reacted to the shocking events unfolding across the pond with Donald Trump’s second impeachment and the violent Capitol riots earlier this month.

‘I’m astonished and disgusted,’ Miriam told presenters Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard. 

Revealing her nickname for Mr Trump, she added: ‘Let’s say it ends with “hole” and starts with an “a”. 

‘He’s a dangerous man, he’s a facist… It looks as if there was planning and a conspiracy before the invasion.’ 

She added of Mr Trump’s supporters: ‘They need to be smacked.’ 

When asked about the future of America, Miriam replied: ‘It’s going to take a long time. I think it’s a residue of the civil war. 

‘I had the pleasure of meeting all those people from the rust belt who voted for Trump and I knew then he was going to get in.’ 

In May last year, Miriam shocked The Last Leg viewers when she said of Boris: ‘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.’ 

Ofcom launched an investigation after receiving complaints but eventually dropped the case, and Miriam later stated she had no regrets about her comments.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV. 

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