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7 January 2019, 16:29
The Doc Martin actor has been praised by many after declaring his thoughts on the current government.
Clunes was talking about his new ITV drama Manhunt, which delves into the investigations into serial killer Levi Bellfield, when he said:
“Thank god we’ve got a police force. Which we won’t have if this current s***estorm of a government have their way.”
Many people tweeted their support for the cheeky actor:
Martin Clunes on This Morning “.. this current shite storm of a government...” You should have seen Holly’s face. Go, my son!!— Tony Robinson (@Tony_Robinson) January 7, 2019
Martin Clunes calling the Tories a ‘shiteshow of a government’ live on #thismorning is already the best thing of 2019— Rhiannon Woolford (@rhixnnon_may) January 7, 2019
"Thank God we've got a police force but we won't have if this current shite storm of a Government have their way"— dave M ❄️ 🥕 (@davemacladd) January 7, 2019
We salute you Martin Clunes 🙌pic.twitter.com/qyTVuvVhjp
A shocked co-host Phillip Schofield quickly jumped in: "We apologise for that!"
Manhunt stars Clunes as senior investigating officer Colin Sutton, and tells the real-life story of the murders committed by Levi Bellfield and how police came to arrest him for the deaths of Milly Dowler and two other girls in 2004.