'Will they fight to the death?' Viewers are perplexed as ITV's leadership debate 'appears to be filmed on the set of Tron'

  • Social media users expressed their bafflement at the stage used in the debate 
  • They compared stage to sci-fi movie Tron, as well as game shows like The Cube  
  • Tonight's debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn was hosted by ITV 

Baffled viewers took to social media to share their confusion at the ITV set used for the leadership debate between Boris Johnson and Jeremy Corbyn tonight. 

One user joked that Mr Johnson and Mr Corbyn could 'fight to the death', describing the stage where they were standing on as looking like the set of science fiction movie Tron.  

The futuristic stage was also compared to several famous TV shows, including The Cube and the Weakest Link.

The hour-long election debate took place in a glitzy studio set up by ITV at studios in Salford this evening and was a high-tempered affair

The hour-long election debate took place in a glitzy studio set up by ITV at studios in Salford this evening and was a high-tempered affair

Baffled viewers took to social media and compared the stage for tonight's debate to the set of Tron

Baffled viewers took to social media and compared the stage for tonight's debate to the set of Tron

One user wrote: 'Looks like something out of Tron, will they be fighting to the death?'

A second added: 'Excited to see Corbyn destroy Johnson in a round of the light disc game from Tron.'

While a third asked: 'Why did they hold the debates in Tron?' 

Others compared it to The Cube. 

One user said: 'Looks like an episode of the cube, just need Philip Schofield.' 

It was also compared to Star Trek and an 80s disco.  

Viewers on social media also commented on Jeremy Corbyn's glasses during the debate. 

The Labour leader's eyewear appeared to be askew as he debated with the Prime Minister on ITV tonight, ahead of next month's election. 

Mr Corbyn appeared to adjust his glasses several times during the spirited debate, though it didn't seem to make much of a difference. 

And the public were quick to take note, flocking to Twitter to share their confusion. 

One person wrote: 'Can they just straighten Corbyn's spectacles during the break so I can focus on what he's saying rather than being distracted by his glasses being wonky?'

Another said: 'Watching this on catchup, and I know it's not the most pressing question, but what's going on with Corbyn's glasses?' 

While a third joked: 'Corbyn's glasses have already left the EU.' 

Jeremy Corbyn's glasses appeared to be askew during tonight's leadership debate, leading to confusion on social media

Joke Twitter accounts in the name of the glasses even popped up, shortly after the debate aired. 

Corbyn's wonky glasses, Jeremy Corbyn's Glasses and Corbyn's Squinty Glasses were just some of the accounts created during the debate.  

There was also an awkward moment where the leaders were encouraged to shake each other's hands. 

They did so, but barely looked at one another in the process.

The debate itself was a heated affair, with the two leaders exchanging barbs throughout the night. 

Mr Johnson lashed out at Mr Corbyn for 'absurd dither and delay' over Brexit, while the Labour leader insisted he was offering 'real change'. 

Mr Corbyn said: 'This election gives you a real choice about your future - the future of your community and of our country.

'Labour is offering real change and real hope.'

He added that the Conservatives have 'failed' on the economy, on the climate crisis, the NHS and Brexit.

The Prime Minister said a vote for the Tories is a vote to 'get Brexit done'.

He added: 'If you vote for us, we have a deal that is ready to go. Approved by every one of the 635 Conservatives candidates standing at this election.

'As soon as we can get that deal through Parliament, as we can in the next few weeks, we can get on with the people's priorities.'

Viewers are perplexed as ITV's leadership debate 'appears to be filmed on the set of Tron'

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