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How to watch Dominic Cummings: The Interview - what time to watch it tonight

The Prime Minister's former chief advisor is set to spill all on Brexit, COVID-19 and his time in government – here's everything you need to know.

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Published: Tuesday, 20th July 2021 at 4:39 pm

It's been over half a year since Dominic Cummings set foot in No. 10, however the former chief adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson will be lifting the lid on the government's thinking throughout the pandemic in tonight's interview with Laura Kuenssberg.

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BBC Two will air an hour-long special, in which BBC News political editor Laura Kuenssberg sits down with the strategist as he talks COVID, Boris and Brexit – and judging by a first-look clip released by the broadcaster earlier today, Cummings isn't holding back.

In the short video, Cummings claims that Johnson resisted introducing a lockdown in the autumn as "lockdowns don't work anyway" and "the people who are dying are essentially all over 80".

"We can't kill the economy just because the people dying are over 80," Cummings adds. "Lots of people heard the Prime Minister say that, the Prime Minister texted that to me and other people."

When asked by Kuenssberg was putting politics ahead of people's lives, Cummings responds: "Certainly he did. He put his own political interests ahead of people's lives for sure."

Here's everything you need to know about Dominic Cummings: The Interview and how you can watch it tonight.

What time is the Dominic Cummings and Laura Kuenssberg interview?

The interview between BBC News Political Editor Laura Kuenssberg and Dominic Cummings, former chief adviser to Prime Minister Boris Johnson, will air on BBC Two at 7pm tonight (Tuesday 20th July).

Dominic Cummings: The Interview will also be available to stream on BBC iPlayer later on today.

What will Dominic Cummings talk about?

The hour-long interview is expected to see Cummings open up about his role in the government during the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, his relationship with the Prime Minister and the former chief advisor's role in Brexit, according to the BBC.

While we know little else about the upcoming documentary so far, judging by the recent trailer clip, it looks as though Kuenssberg will be asking the hard-hitting questions.

"You lost the argument, you lost your job. This is revenge, isn't it?" she says before the camera cuts to a silent Cummings.

Small snippets from the interview have been released, detailing some of the more controversial claims made by Cummings.

Cummings told Kuenssberg that Johnson didn't "buy all this NHS is overwhelmed stuff" ahead of the autumn lockdown.

A spokesperson for No. 10 told RadioTimes.com in response to claims made by Cummings: “Since the start of the pandemic, the Prime Minister has taken the necessary action to protect lives and livelihoods, guided by the best scientific advice. The government he leads has delivered the fastest vaccination rollout in Europe, saved millions of jobs through the furlough scheme and prevented the NHS from being overwhelmed through three national lockdowns. The government is entirely focused on emerging cautiously from the pandemic and building back better.”

Dominic Cummings: The Interview trailer

The BBC released a trailer for Dominic Cummings: The Interview on Monday 19th July, teasing the upcoming special.

Earlier on today, BBC News shared a clip teasing in the interview, in which Dominic Cummings claims that Boris Johnson put "his own political interests ahead of people's lives".

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Dominic Cummings: The Interview airs on Tuesday 20th July at 7pm on BBC Two. If you’re looking for more to watch, check out our TV Guide.

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