Theresa May was met with a sea of 10,000 angry faces, 4,400 likes and 1,200 hearts as she took part in her first ever Facebook Live interview on Monday 15 May.

The Conservative premier sat down with ITV News' political editor Robert Peston, who grilled May with some of the 40,000 questions put forward on the social media platform. The prime minister, among other things, promised to see the two-year-long Brexit negotiations through.

"If elected I will certainly serve my full term," she said. "I want to make sure Brexit happens and it's a good deal for the UK."

But she warned that there may be an "implementation" period for the divorce deal between Britain and Brussels, which would take May to the end of the next parliament in 2022.

Elsewhere, when asked about a possible burqa ban, May ruled out such a policy. "I think it is a woman's choice how she dresses," she said.

The top Tory also admitted that she had never been fox hunting, despite promising MPs a free vote on the issue if she is elected on 8 June. "This is a subject on which you're either for it or you're against it. I've always supported fox hunting," she added.

Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn also made an unannounced appearance during the interview. The left-winger asked May if "the British people deserve to see us debate, live and on TV?".

"What I actually think is more important is that I and he take questions directly from the voters. I don't think people get much from politicians having a go at each other," the prime minister said.

With just over three weeks to go before the election, the latest ICM poll, of more than 2,000 voters between 12 and 14 May, gave the Tories a 20 point lead over Labour (48% versus 28%).