Theresa May branded 'dreadful' by critics after being ambushed by Jeremy Corbyn in Facebook Live Q&A

May was ambushed by Jeremy Corbyn during the debate

Theresa May endured a tough day at the virtual office

Monday, May 15, 2017

Theresa May finally took questions from the public today - and it's fair to say she's had better days.

The Prime Minister took part in a Facebook Live event, answering questions in front of a live audience and ITV host Robert Peston, and around 14,000 people tuned in.

The most controversial moment came when Jeremy Corbyn issued May with a direct challenge, pushing her to appear in televised debates ahead of the general election on June 8.

May attempted to brush off the challenge from her Labour counterpart, which was left on the live stream. She said it was more important to take questions directly from the voters than from the man who she has debated at Prime Minister's Questions every week for almost a year.

The Tory leader was also asked why Nigel Farage had not received a knighthood - she laughed but declined to offer a reply - and she was even asked about her experience of living with diabetes.

Around 10,000 followers signed off with an angry emoji, while 4,400 gave Theresa May the thumbs up - suggesting many were underwhelmed by May's performance (or that the majority of people listening in where from the left of the political spectrum).

You can see some of the Twitter reaction below: