ITV viewers were tweeting up a storm today as This Morning arrived back on our screens. Holly Willoughby and Philip Schofield were ready to go on presenting duties and Russia’s invasion of Ukraine was high up on the list of talking points.
Fans, as they do every morning, were ready and waiting with their hot takes in one hand, and their Twitter account in the other. While some reactions to the programme are trivial, today viewers were angry about a serious issue.
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Today they claimed the Ukrainian flag, which was hung in the studio, had in fact been hung the ‘wrong way around’.
Eagle-eyed fans ridiculed the studio for the apparent error. Viewers were quick to point out that one flag was the “right way round” – but true geography fans will know that the flag can be hung either way.
One viewer said: “Hey This Morning! You should probably adjust those flags in the background to be the right way round.”
Another tweeted: “You’ve only got 1 flag the right way round.”
A third added: “Wtf are they doing in the background??”
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Several viewers said the image of the light entertainment presenters covering an international conflict was tonally jarring.
One viewer tweeted: “It’s always nice to get the opinions of those two military experts, Phil and Holly.”
Another said: “I can’t take Holly seriously when she is talking about the issues in Ukraine.”
A third commented: “Oh f***, I hope Holly and Phil don’t end this segment by saying they’re going to send them a This Morning jigsaw and towel.”
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