Louis Tomlinson slams BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker for 'continuing to ask him about his grief' in awkward interview

LOUIS Tomlinson slammed BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker today for "continuing to ask him about his grief" in an awkward interview on BBC Breakfast.

The pop star, who went on the show to promote his debut solo album Walls, expressed his frustration during the chat at 9am and later took to Twitter to vent with his fans.

Louis, 28, vowed never to go on BBC Breakfast again after being grilled over grief, and said: "Defo wont be going on there again Haha! Love to all my fans for always having my back."

Later, he added: "Anyway f*** the negativity now. It's been a siiiiick week."

However, Dan spotted his tweets and quickly responded: "Sorry you feel like that. It was nice to speak to you on #BBCBreakfast this morning. Can I ask what you are upset about?"

And Louis responded: "I was upset that you continued to ask me about my grief. It goes without saying how hard it is to lose both people so close to me. The least I ask is that you respect my decision of not wanting to be asked in interviews about something so painful."



He explained: "I'm lucky enough to have a creative outlet for me to talk about grief this doesn't however give you the right to talk about it for gossip purposes."

Louis' beloved mum Johannah Deakin died after a long battle with leukaemia in 2016 aged just 43.

His sister Félicité passed away last year aged 18 from a heart attack, following an accidental overdose of Cocaine, Xanax and Oxycodone, an inquest heard.

During the chat, Louise asked Louis: "You have a large family. Do you feel responsible for them in some kind of way?"

And he said: "In some way. It depends which hat I've got on. I do try to be the responsible brother. I'm going to go see them today."

She then asked Louis about his One Direction bandmates, pointing out that Harry Styles has released "his second album".

And Louis replied: "What are you saying, that I've got some catching up to do?"

The pair continued to ask Louis about his spat with Zayn Malik, who he was hurt by when Zayn was the only one not to turn up at the X Factor studio to support him through his performance after his mum's death, despite promising to be there.

After listening to his single Walls from the album, they returned the conversation to One Direction.

Dan said: "What is the potential of One Direction getting back together?"

And Louis said: "You've ticked them all now, trauma, Zayn, the album, and now this."

A BBC spokesperson defended the interview as they claimed the line of questioning encompassed aspects of Louis' life which have influenced his album.

They told The Mirror: “We wanted to cover all aspects of Louis’ life that have influenced his new album and feel the questioning was fair.”

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