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Adam Boulton takes huge on-air swipe at BBC's Emily Maitlis live on Sky News

Sky News host Adam Boulton took a dig at BBC Newsnight host Emily Maitlis this morning.

He told listeners: "Boris Johnson would lose an election if it was held today and no, I'm not doing an Emily Maitlis."

The swipe comes after Emily Maitlis came underfire earlier this year for her opening Newsnight remarks against the Government. 

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Sky News host Adam Boulton took a dig at BBC Newsnight host Emily Maitlis this morning (Image: SKY NEWS)

Maitlis’ notorious Dominic Cummins monologue in May was met with a significant backlash among Newsnight viewers.

The BBC later said that the opening remarks from the host did not meet the required standards of due impartiality.

Boulton made the remarks as he mentioned "recent data showing a swing from the Conservatives to Labour". 

He cited the latest Opinium polls that show a seven percent swing to Labour from the Conservatives.

The swing in voting preference took place particularly in the so-called 'Red Wall' regions. 

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