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Dermot O’Leary forced to apologize for John Lydon’s pistol swearing

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John Lydon left viewers without a doubt about his view on the new sex pistol show Pistols during his appearance on This Morning, calling it a “pile of crap” and director Danny Boyle calling it an “a***hole.”

Former member of the punk group, also known by the stage name of Johnny Rotten, lost the case against his former bandmates Last year, regarding the use of his music in the upcoming mini-series starring Oscar winner Boyle.

The front man also called the first pistol, based on guitarist Steve Jones’ memoir, ‘most outrageous s**t‘ he’s ever seen.

Interviewed by Dermot O’Leary and Alison Hammond on Monday’s episode, the 66-year-old gave her own version of events, accusing Disney, Boyle, and her former bandmates of “secrecy” and “making him out” as he made his main reveal. did. The complaint was allegedly never showing a script.

Slamming Boyle, Lydon said: ‘His behavior in this is really, really quite appalling, it seems like a giant attempt to deny that I really exist.’

After reading Dermot various rights to reply, including Disney and former Sex Pistols member Steve Jones, Alison also referred to a previous quote from Boyle, who told the Guardian that he “didn’t want her”. [Lydon] to like it’.

John Lydon did not hold back on his thoughts on the TV show Pistols (Picture: ITV)
Both Dermot and Alison quickly apologized after swearing at quotes from the show’s director Danny Boyle (Picture: ITV)

‘I want him to attack her. I think it’s their absolute right,’ he added publication,

‘Why would you change a habit of a lifetime?’

Hearing Boyle’s quote, Lydon laughed and replied: ‘Oh you a***hole!’

Dermot’s hasty response to John’s colorful outburst was ‘apologies for the language’, while Alison said: ‘sorry about that’, before turning the conversation away from the show.

Danny Boyle 'Pistols' TV series premiere, Arrival, London, UK - 23 May 2022

Oscar winner Boyle piloted the project (Picture: Can Nguyen/Rex/Shutterstock)
Pistol, a six-part Sex Pistols biopic drops on Disney Plus this weekend (Picture: Disney Plus/FX Network)

Elsewhere in the interview, Lydon revealed that he would sit down to watch the show, saying: ‘Well, I have to because it’s about me but it freaks me out and that in itself I find very attractive. .’

He also had his own ideas as to who would have put him in charge of the project.

As his segment ended, the singer-songwriter gave his suggestion.

‘By the way, let me tell you who must have directed that pistol – Ricky Gervais!’ he shared.

Metro.co.uk has contacted a representative for Danny Boyle for comment.

Pistols will be available to stream on Disney Plus on May 31. This morning airs on ITV from 10am on weekdays.

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