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Twitter reacts hilarious to the BBC Leaders Debate

Many were quick to joke about the game show set-up of the debate

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Emmy Griffiths
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Several members of the main seven political parties spoke during BBC's Leaders' Debate on Wednesday night, and viewers were quick to take to Twitter to joke about the 90-minute discussion. The debate took place just a few days before the General Election on 8 June, and the Labour, Conservative, Liberal Democrat, SNP, UKIP, Plaid Cymru and Green Party were all in attendance to spread the word on their policies.

READ: General Election 2017: All the details

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The BBC Leaders' Debate  

Many viewers were quick to compare the debate to a game show, as the politicians stood behind colours representing their party. One wrote: "And so begins the special political edition of #TakeMeOut. If only @PaddyMcGuinness were presiding!! #BBCDebate," while others likened the set-up to The Weakest Link, with one viewer joking: "For heaven's sake, bank! Why is nobody banking? BANK!" Others pointed out that the politicians seemed to speak over one another, with one writing: "What you're missing in #BBCDebate - Shouting - Interruption - And here's another thing - NHS - Let him speak - Definite plan - Not true." Another shared a gif of a chaotic food fight, writing: "Well, that was nice."

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Although Theresa May wasn't present for the televised debate, she did recently appear on The One Show with her husband Philip just a few short weeks ahead of the general election. Speaking about their home life, Philip said: "Well, there's give and take in every marriage. I get to decide when I take the bins out. Not if I take them out." Theresa jokily added: "There's boy jobs and girls' jobs, you see."

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Philip continued: "I definitely do the bins. I do the traditional boy jobs, by and large." Philip also said being married to the PM was a "privilege", adding: "If you're the kind of man who expects his tea to be on the table at six o'clock every evening, you could be a disappointed man."

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