People are thankful they'll never be interviewed by Andrew Neil after watching him challenge Theresa May
He’s got a reputation for a reason.
Andrew Neil demonstrated why he’s one of TV’s most notorious interviewers after giving Theresa May a thorough grilling in the first of his Andrew Neil Interviews series.
Andrew Neil is comfortably maintaining his status as the best and most forensic broadcast interviewer in the business tonight— Jon Stone (@joncstone) May 22, 2017
He called her plans “half-baked,” told her to be honest about the reasoning behind the social care cap U-turn and stated: “This must be the first time in modern history that a party’s actually broken a manifesto policy before the election.”
When asked three times by Neil where the extra £8 billion for the NHS will come from, May failed to give a straight answer.
Neil’s tough questions and determination to get them answered has earned him lots of praise from viewers who were not in the least bit envious of where May was sat.
Top of my "Reasons not to be an MP" list is "Would need to be interviewed by Andrew Neil".— Kevin Schofield (@PolhomeEditor) May 22, 2017
Andrew Neil interviewing properly on prime time on BBC1 is a thousand times more informative than a leaders' debate.— Ian Moss (@_IanMoss) May 22, 2017
I feel as if I dishonour my family when I write a typo in a Whatsapp group, so Lord knows what it's like to be interviewed by Andrew Neil.— Elgan Evan Alderman (@WelshMinor) May 22, 2017
I'm going to have nightmares about being interviewed by Andrew Neil, aren't I?— Martin Belam (@MartinBelam) May 22, 2017
Some commentators shared that they’d prefer to see him taking the UK through Brexit negotiations after that performance.
Can't we just get Andrew Neil to negotiate with the EU?— Patrick Kidd (@patrick_kidd) May 22, 2017
At this point the person I'd want negotiating a deal with the EU is Andrew Neil.— Scott Reid (@scottreid1980) May 22, 2017
Neil will turn his attention to Ukip’s Paul Nuttall tomorrow night at 7pm on BBC One.