Viewers slam This Morning for ’30 second’ tribute to Matty Lock after his death
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Viewers have hit out at This Morning after some believed the show to have dedicated too little time paying tribute to recently deceased show contributor Matty Lock.
Lock sadly died recently at the age of just 19, and with the show returning for a new week this week, some clearly thought that a full tribute would be paid to Lock at the top of the show.
When the tribute did come, some were annoyed that it wasn’t first time on the agenda, as well as others accusing the show of only affording ’30 seconds’ to the regular guest.
Dermot started out by saying: "We've got some heartbreaking and horrible news to share with you this morning.
“One of the This Morning family members Matty Lock passed away this weekend.”
Holly then added: "He was a much loved member of This Morning family and never failed to bring joy to our studio, with an infectious passion for technology and gadgets, which was truly unique."
However, some weren’t happy with that.
“Finally, should've said something at the top of the show,” said one person on X, formerly Twitter.
“30 seconds…. And let’s move on. Vile,” said another.
“It's the point is they should have said something at the start not after the laughing and joking,” a third commented.
The show had already paid a heartfelt tribute to Lock over on their official X account.
The This Morning page wrote: "Everyone at This Morning is shocked and saddened to hear of the passing of Matty Lock, aged just 19.
“He was a delightful young man, a joy to work with and his passion for vacuum cleaners and general mechanics was infectious.
“His family came to the studio and they were so proud that he’d turned a childhood hobby into a career.
“We will miss him and send our condolences to his family."
Gyles Brandreth also described Lock’s death as ‘shocking’ whilst Holly then added: "We send our deepest condolences to his family.”
As well as appearing on the show, Lock was also a Labour councillor in his home town of Maghull, recently speaking about how proud he was to have been elected.
Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner sent ‘love and prayers’ to his family after hearing the news, and Labour North West also wrote: "I want to express our deepest condolences at the loss of Cllr Matty Lock.
“He had his whole life ahead of him, with huge potential, who I know was admired and loved across our party.
“Our thoughts are with his mum and dad and family at this difficult time.”
Tyla has contacted This Morning for a comment.