Miriam Margolyes has sparked outrage by admitting that she expected Boris Johnson to die when attacked by the coronavirus.
Actress Miriam Margolyes has sparked outrage by admitting that she expected Boris Johnson to die when attacked by the coronavirus.
The 78-year-old Harry Potter star made the shocking remarks in a tirade on channel 4’s comedy chat show The Last Leg on Friday night.
This occurs a few days after the Prime Minister revealed that doctors were preparing to announce his death should he lose his battle against the virus, admitting to being “a lucky man.”
But in an incredible outburst, Margolyes told viewers: “I wanted him to die.”
When asked how he thinks the British government has dealt with the pandemic, the star said: “Apparently, of course, terribly. It is a disgrace, it is a scandal. It is a public scandal. ”
“I mean, I had a hard time not wanting Boris Johnson to die. I wanted him to die. So I thought that would reflect badly on me and I don’t want to be the type of person who wants people to die. ”
After admitting her change of heart, Miriam continued with another savage comment about the Prime Minister.
She added: “So, he wanted me to get better, what he did got better. But he did not improve as a human being. And I would really prefer that. So, we’re in the shit, basically, here, “he said.