It was fluffy teatime magazine The One Show – Theresa May was never likely to get the kind of grilling she might expect from Andrew Marr or Newsnight.
And yet there was always the slight hope that presenter Matt Baker might go rogue again, like he did with the last prime minister in 2011, chucking in a deadpan killer question at the death – “How on earth do you sleep at night?” – which left Mr Cameron reeling.
No such luck this time though, not even a question on fox hunting or the NHS (and one on Eurovision rather than Europe) as the PM took to the sofa alongside her husband Philip in a clever humanising PR exercise that The One Show hosts seemed very much on board with – even if not all their viewers felt the same way.
Did conservationist Matt Baker ask Theresa May about her support for cruel blood sports on the One Show?
— (((Warwick Hunt))) #3.5% #Revolution (@WarwickHunt4) May 10, 2017
A question about whether Theresa or Philip put the bins out prompted the Prime Minister to share the regressive message that there are “boy jobs and girl jobs”.
Seconds in to The One Show, the Prime Minister tells the country there are "boy jobs and girl jobs" at home – i despair ????????♀️
— Kezia Dugdale (@kezdugdale) May 9, 2017
Theresa May on the One Show: "There's boy jobs and girl jobs"
Me: *checks date in case it's 1972 again and I'd not realised*
— Jonny Dillon (@JonnyDillon) May 9, 2017
The scintillating section on sartorial taste very much toed the tabloid line and included a story from Theresa about how her shoes had persuaded a woman she’d met in a lift to get into politics.
— Tim Montgomerie ???????? (@montie) May 9, 2017
Theresa May on The One Show.
"She seems nice"
"I hope they ask her some tough questions on the NHS"
"..hasn't she got nice shoes on?"
— Shaun Keaveny (@shaunwkeaveny) May 9, 2017
#r4today has just spent 6 minutes talking to two fans of Theresa May about her appearance on The One Show. Robin Day must be grave spinning
— Gideonomics (@davessidekick) May 10, 2017
Yes it was a predictable PR stunt but surely it’s too soon for claims of BBC bias?
Theresa May and her husband on The One Show in the lead up to an election… I'm not usually one to accuse the BBC of bias, but COME ON!?
— David Cann (@drwhofan_194) May 8, 2017
That will have to wait until Jeremy Corbyn has done his turn on The One Show…
To balance Theresa May appearing on the One Show, the BBC will link Corbyn with a string of unsolved murders on Crimewatch
— Eddie Cassidy (@edcassidycomedy) May 9, 2017