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The National (Scotland)
Carlo Simone

Lucien Laviscount says 'F*** the Tories' at Oscars due to Gary Lineker situation

THE actor Lucien Laviscount had some choice words to say to the Conservative Party after saying "f*** the Tories" when being interviewed on Good Morning Britain.

Best known for his role as Alfie on Emily in Paris, the 30-year-old was being interviewed at the Academy Awards ceremony last night.

GMB's North American correspondent Noel Phillips was there covering the event and gave viewers a rundown of what had happened.

He said: “The Oscars might have been a slightly quieter affair with no punches thrown, but it was still a historic night.”

He continued: “It’s worth saying this year’s ceremony wasn't the most memorable or eventful, which will be a huge relief to the Academy, especially after the last 12 months they have had.

“Nonetheless it was an historic night. We saw Everything Everywhere All At Once winning seven of its 11 nominations.

“Here on the red carpet, one storyline which got a lot of guests talking about as they walked down this champagne-coloured carpet was the row between the BBC and Gary Lineker.”

As reported by The Mirror, Phillips spoke with Laviscount about the impartiality row and he simply turned to the camera and said: “F*** the Tories".

This was in a pre-recorded clip so the word was bleeped out, and he appeared to flip the camera the finger as his hand was blurred.

What is the Gary Lineker situation all about?

The situation started after Lineker responded to a video Home Secretary Suella Braverman posted on her Twitter of the Government's new migration policy.

In response, he tweeted: “Good heavens, this is beyond awful."

After some comments from other users, Lineker replied: “This is just an immeasurably cruel policy directed at the most vulnerable people in language that is not dissimilar to that used by Germany in the 30s, and I’m out of order?”

The National: Lineker was taken off air for Match of the Day Lineker was taken off air for Match of the Day (Image: PA)

This saw a lot of criticism from Conservative politicians and the BBC later announced that the Lineker would "step back" from presenting Match of the Day that weekend.

However, this move sparked a backlash with fellow pundits Ian Wright and Alan Shearer refusing to appear on the show in protest of the decision.

Several other pundits and presenters followed this, causing much disruption to the BBC's football output over the weekend.

On Saturday, March 11, Match Of The Day aired for just 20 minutes without commentary, analysis, post-match interviews and its theme song.

Lineker was reinstated on Monday and will return to present coverage of the FA Cup Quarter Finals at the weekend, with the BBC apologising over the situation.

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