Boris Johnson branded a 'pillock' during on-air clash with Labour MP Andrew Gwynne

Ellen Manning

Boris Johnson was branded a “pillock” on live TV during a clash with Labour MP Andrew Gwynne that saw the Foreign Secretary appearing to shove his rival.

Andrew Gwynne had gate-crashed an interview Mr Johnson was giving on Sky News ahead of leaders’ BBC Question Time on Friday, saying: “Why wouldn’t you go head to head with me today, Boris?”

Spat – Mr Johnson appeared to push Mr Gwynne towards the microphone during the altercation (Picture: YouTube/Sky News)

Mr Johnson replied:  “I’m being heckled by some Labour MP whose name … Andrew Gwynne.

“If he wants to come and join me, come on then you big girl’s blouse, come on then.”

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The pair then began to argue over policies with Sky News presenter Dermot Murnaghan trying to interject, saying: “It’s getting a little bit chaotic”.

The row culminated in Mr Johnson appearing to push Mr Gwynne towards the microphone, then saying: “I’m so sorry, go on”, prompting the Labour MP to respond: “Don’t be a pillock.”

The row isn’t the first time the pair have clashed, with a similar spat taking place on Monday evening before the Sky News leaders’ event.

(Top picture: PA)