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Former Apprentice contestant and Daily Star columnist Ryan-Mark Parsons has admitted that he hasn't hesitated in "blocking" friends who refuse to get vaccinated against COVID-19.
Appearing on Good Morning Britain on Thursday, Ryan-Mark got into a heated argument with one young woman who insisted that she didn't want to take the jab, and that "civil liberties" shouldn't be removed for those who refuse it.
But Ryan-Mark dismissed that viewpoint entirely, branding it "garbage".
"I'm willing to cut contact with people if they don't get the vaccine," Ryan-Mark told presenters Richard Madeley and Charlotte Hawkins.
"I have blocked my friends if they're not willing to get the jab," he admitted. "As far as I'm concerned, they are dead wood."
Asked if he thought unvaccinated people should be allowed to enjoy concerts and go to restaurants, Ryan-Mark continued: "They should be punished. They cannot enjoy the same civil liberties as everyone else if they're not willing to do their part to protect the country."
He added that he'll be taking his jab "as soon as he's invited".
Even Lord Sugar, who Ryan-Mark attempted to impress with his business acumen during series 15 of The Apprentice, rushed to social media to show his support, tweeting: "Well said Ryan-Mark on @GMB."
Ryan-Mark had warned ahead of time that there would be a "fiery debate" during his appearance on Good Morning Britain.
The TV personality has appeared on the programme before, during a debate about selling dead koala fur to raise money for charity last year.
Ryan-Mark was all up for selling the fur if it meant being able to help other animals.
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