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Myleene Klass 'does a Paxman' as she lays into Ed Miliband over mansion tax plan

Myleene Klass with Ed Miliband on The Agenda last night. Photo: ITV/The Agenda

Myleene Klass has hit out at Ed Miliband's plans for a mansion tax, telling the Labour leader: "You can't just point at things and tax them."

The musician was involved in a heated discussion with Miliband on ITV's The Agenda last night about his proposed plans to impose a tax on people who own properties worth more than £2 million.

Klass told Miliband: "You might as well tax this glass of water. You can't just point at things and tax them."

The former Hear'Say singer said the policy sounded like a "sexy tax that says 'lets take from the rich and give it to the poor'.

But she claimed it would hit "little grannies who have lived in those houses for years and years".

"For me, it's so disturbing the name in its own right: 'mansion tax'," the 36-year-old said.

"Immediately you conjure up an image of these Barbie-esque houses, but in London, which is where 80 per cent of the people who will be paying this tax actually live, have you seen what that amount of money can get you? It's like a garage."

The musician became increasingly frustrated by the Labour leader's tax plans. Credit: ITV/The Agenda

Mr Miliband attempted to reason with Klass, saying: "I totally understand that people don’t like paying more in tax."

But she became increasingly frustrated, forcing host Tom Brady to intervene.

Ed Miliband was criticised by Myleene Klass over his plans for a mansion tax. Credit: ITV/The Agenda

Viewers took to Twitter to comment on the row, with some suggesting Klass had done a "Paxman" and had left Mr Miliband "looking like a rabbit in the headlights".

Miliband, who has faced persistent rumours about his leadership, also denied "getting depressed" over the criticism aimed at him in recent weeks.