Sky News vs Jeremy Corbyn: Who came out on top in bizarre interview?

Eamonn Holmes' Sky News interview this morning with Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn was labelled as odd, embarrassing and nonsensical on social media - but which of the two men bore the brunt of those criticisms?

Sky News anchor Holmes was mocked online for his use of footballing analogies and his line of questioning in the 12-minute interview. Corbyn meanwhile was praised for staying calm – a welcome change for the leader who suffered substantial bad press in his first days at the Labour helm.

Highlights included Holmes telling tell Corbyn he had to take charge of Labour like a football manager such as Sir Alex Ferguson, by making it clear there was "one boss" in the party.

The Sky News host also compared Corbyn to a "religious leader" because of his wide appeal and attempted to goad the Labour leader into admitting that he "hated the Tories" – something Corbyn blunted responded to with "no".

Holmes also alluded to criticisms Corbyn has made of his treatment at the hands of the media. The Sky News host said that he would love to be caring and respectful towards the Labour leader, going on to say: "That doesn’t happen on TV... because people will say I’m sucking up to you."

The interview did end on a lighter note, with Holmes extracting from Corbyn the information that he had borrowed the red tie he wore at the Labour Party Conference the previous day from a colleague.

Eamonn Holmes started trending on Twitter:

Have you registered with us yet?

Register now to enjoy more articles and free email bulletins

Already registered?
Sign in