Stanley Johnson appeared to make a joke about domestic violence during Friday's Loose Women.
The former I'm A Celebrity contestant joined the panel alongside rapper Professor Green, who was stunned when Stanley recalled trying to help a convicted murderer out of a French prison.
Stanley, 78, explained to the panel: "I used to be an MEP. I like to think I took some care with constituents.
"One chap told me his son committed a terrible crime, like murder or something, and he was in prison in a French jail and would I kindly help.
"And, I wrote to the French Minister of Justice, and the French Minisiter of Justice said, 'well, I’ve let him out'.
"So, I thought that was superb, so I wrote a letter to the father to say: 'Good news, your son has been let out of jail” and I never got an answer. Anyway…"
A stunned Stacey Solomon gasped, asking him: "Of murder? I’m confused."
Stanley continued: "The French have different degrees of murder, if you see what I mean?"
Stacey hit back: "I mean, murder’s murder to me."
I hope I've got that wrong. I really do.
Stanley then said: "You’re allowed to hit your wife over the head if she’s got the scrambled eggs wrong."
Professor Green's jaw dropped as a horrified Stacey said: "I can't cope. That is..."
Stanley's comment didn't go down well with viewers either as they shared their thoughts on Twitter.
One person said: "I was only half paying attention, but did Stanley Johnson just say that he got a guy who 'committed murder or something' released in France and got no thanks for it??
"Or was that a fever induced hallucination??"
Another wrote: "I *think* Stanley Johnson just said on #LooseWomen that its OK to murder your wife if she makes eggs wrong. And he got a murderer freed from jail? I hope I've got that wrong. I really do."
I *think* Stanley Johnson just said on #LooseWomen that its ok to murder your wife if she makes eggs wrong. And he got a murderer freed from jail? I hope I've got that wrong. I really do.
— Sarah (@_SarahGeorgina) 14 December 2018
A third added: "HANG ON!!! Did Stanley Johnson just admit to getting a murderer freed in order to justify that politicians have emotions????? Wtf am I witnessing."
HANG ON!!! Did Stanley Johnson just admit to getting a murderer freed in order to justify that politicians have emotions????? Wtf am I witnessing #LooseWomen
— ella savill (@ella_savill) 14 December 2018
Others enjoyed having Stanley and Professor Green on the show.
I honestly love Stanley! #LooseWomen
— 👽👽👽 (@Cheey_Williams) 14 December 2018
— ᴋᴀʏʟᴇɪɢʜ ᴇꜱᴋɪɴꜱ (@KayleighEsk) 14 December 2018
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