Jeremy Corbyn has confessed he wants a proposed Brexit debate to be on ITV so it doesn’t clash with the I’m A Celebrity final.
The Labour leader said he wanted to reach a "wide audience" and not "inconvenience people who want to watch other things".
The BBC was poised to host the debate between Theresa May and Jeremy Corbyn on December 9 after the Prime Minister challenged him to go head to head with her on live TV.
Reports suggested Downing Street had accepted the offer of a debate at 8pm, which is only an hour before the live final of I’m A Celebrity.
Corbyn indicated he wants to see a famous face squirm – then go home and see who is crowned King or Queen of the jungle.
Jeremy Corbyn seemingly wants to watch the I’m A Celebrity final
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During an interview on today’s This Morning, Phillip Schofield asked what was going on with the TV debates.
When asked if he was debating on two different channels, Jeremy said: "It would be quite difficult actually wouldn’t it."
He continued: "All I know is I accepted the idea of a debate. I’m very happy to do so. I did that on Sunday night as soon as the Prime Minister made the suggestion.
"The ITV offer seemed a sensible one. It reaches a wide audience and the timing looked good to me because it’s not inconveniencing people who want to watch other things later in the evening."
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Having a little chuckle, he added: "One should always have respect for the viewers. We also want to get the widest and most diverse audience."
Shocked Phillip Schofield asked: "You’re debate is based around people being able to watch the I’m A Celebrity final?
With a cheeky grin, Jeremy replied: "Indeed so. Maybe I want to watch it myself as well."
Jeremy is keen to take on Theresa May
Jeremy seemed to suggest he wanted the debate to finish so that he could watch the final day of jungle action.
The live final may be a nice break from politics, but Jeremy is very keen to take on the Prime Minister in front of the nation.
He said: "I think it is important. Parliament will have to vote, certainly, on the 11 December on the agreement the Prime Minister has reached, which we will be voting against and Parliament will likely reject.
"I think there has to be a public debate on that."
This Morning airs weekdays on ITV at 10.30am
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