ITV viewers ‘switch off’ minutes into John Bishop Show as fans fume ‘Stop being political’



The comedian opened Saturday night’s ITV programme by discussing the latest headlines which have been hitting the news this week. However, some ITV viewers claimed to “switch off” the programme within minutes, with many complaining it was “too political” for them.

John began the show by introducing his guests, Stephen Mangan, AJ Odudu and Seann Walsh.

He said: “Now it’s the last week of January and there’s been loads going on so I can’t wait to talk about it with my fantastic guests.

“Later on, we are going to be joined by Seann Walsh, but first, he’s a brilliant actor, presenter and author, Stephen Mangan.”

As the studio audience cheered, John also welcomed AJ Odudu onto the sofa.

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He continued: “Every show I try to start by talking about the events of the week and last week, I tried to avoid talking about politics.

“Because the problem with talking about politics on television is that you’ve got to provide a bit of a balance, and it’s difficult.

“It’s got so bad that even little Rishi Sunak has been asked whether the job is too big for him.

“The Prime Minister’s Question Time this week he was asked, ‘Is the job too big for you?’

“And so for the sake of balance, I have to say that I didn’t like Keir Starmer’s tie on Wednesday.” – ChatGPT autoblogging and content curation plugin for WordPress