The legal immigration minister made the admission during a live interview with Kay Burley on Wednesday morning (17 January).
Mr Tomlinson said: “I have been focusing on my job which is as legal migration minister and stopping the boats.”
Ms Burley responds: “Take four hours out of your time and you’ll be glad you did.”
The presenter then tells him: “It’s not good is it? You’ve not even taken time out to watch it.”