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11th Aug 2022

Jeremy Kyle slammed for calling Nicola Sturgeon that ‘horrible woman up north’

Charlie Herbert

Kyle is standing in for Piers Morgan on his Talk TV show

Jeremy Kyle has been criticised for referring to Nicola Sturgeon as “that horrible woman up north” as he hosted Uncensored.

The TV personality is currently standing in for Piers Morgan on his Talk TV show while Morgan is away in America, and has managed to cause as just as much controversy as Piers during his time on hosting duties.

On Wednesday night’s episode of Uncensored, Kyle was joined by political commentator Marina Purkiss and broadcaster Emma Webb, with the three discussing the cost of living crisis.

Speaking about what soaring inflation might mean for the Conservative Party’s hopes of staying in power, Kyle said: “I think this cost of living crisis, and this taking the electorate for granted is going to cast the Tories into the wilderness for years and my theory is that horrible woman up north is going to start.

“What’s her name? Nicola Sturgeon, she’ll be in power in a minute. What’s gonna happen then?”

Purkiss then challenged the broadcaster on this, asking: “If you were a Scot, wouldn’t you want to be breaking away from this lot?”

Kyle replied: “I’m quite happy if they wanna break away but don’t start me on her [Nicola Sturgeon] because she annoys me.”

He added that he “loved” Liz Truss’ recent comments about how she would simply “ignore” the Scottish First Minister if she became Prime Minister.

Many took to Twitter to voice their anger at Kyle’s comments.

One Twitter user labelled Kyle’s comments as an example of “bigotry and ignorance,” and questioned why he had been given a platform by Talk TV.

Another asked: “And why was the Jeremy Kyle show taken off TV? Remind me again.”

A third said Kyle was a “prime example of why Scotland should leave the UK.”

Nicola Sturgeon and the SNP recently announced their intentions for another independence referendum to take place on October 19 next year.

In 2014, just over 55 percent of Scots voted for the country to remain part of the United Kingdom.

But the SNP has been the biggest party in Scotland at each general election and Scottish election.

The party won 44 of the 59 Westminster constituencies at the last general election.

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