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"Julie... please get a hold of this": Viewers slam 'chaotic' and 'pointless' ITV General Election debate

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Viewers of the ITV General Election debate between Sir Keir Starmer and Prime Minister Rishi Sunak slammed the head to head as 'chaotic' and 'pointless' on Tuesday night (June 4).

The hour-long debate, broadcast on ITV, took place in front of a studio audience and was moderated by Julie Etchingham, who led the ITV election debates in 2015, 2017 and 2019.

The Labour party and Conservatives leaders went head to head in the first televised leaders’ debate of the General Election campaign - exactly a month before voters across the nation take to the polls for the general election on July 4. READ MORE LIVE: ITV election debate between Rishi Sunak and Sir Keir Starmer - updates and reaction But viewers were quick to air their thoughts on social media, with a number of people urging presenter Julie Etchingham to 'get a hold' of the pair who were 'interrupting' each other.

One viewer even suggested switching to Love Island because it would 'make more sense'. @stevencoleuk posted on X: "Julie, please get hold of this, stop letting him talk over you" as @blue_laur11 posted: "In a debate show doesn’t everyone on the opposite side talk over each other to get there point across #ITVDebate." @Gillian24448105 shared: "Might as well watch Joey Essex on Love Island-it will probably make more sense" as @cwhinney wrote: "#ITVDebate format is terrible.

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