Minister Mathias Cormann slammed for ‘creepy’ look he gave Chloe Shorten ...

Social media has gone into meltdown after Prime Minister Scott Morrison and Opposition Leader Bill Shorten faced off in their first leadership debate of the federal election.

The pair locked horns when they went head to head in a televised a hour Channel Seven debate on Monday night in Western Australia.

But it wasn't the important political issues of the climate change, immigration, healthcare and tax cuts that has everyone talking on social media.  

Finance Minister Mathias Cormann has copped an online roasting after he was caught sneaking a 'çreepy' glance at Mr Shorten's wife Chloe during the debate.

Many viewers noticed Finance Minister Mathias Cormann sneaking Chloe Shorten a 'çreepy' glance during the leadership debate

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Many viewers noticed Finance Minister Mathias Cormann sneaking Chloe Shorten a 'çreepy' glance during the leadership debate

Footage has since gone viral of the awkward moment as the minister, seated in the front row caught leering at Mrs Shorten seated across the aisle from him.

She appears to look uncomfortable as she notices the minister staring at her and looks away.

The eight second exchange didn't go unnoticed by viewers.

'As a woman we have all had that feeling creepy feeling someone is staring at us it's a sixth sense well, Cormann is that creepy guy caught live on national TV. Gross,' one voter tweeted.

Another added: 'Doesn’t anyone else see this as strategic?. Leer at Chloe, make her feel very uncomfortable, which will unsettle Shorten during the debate.'

Despite the awkward exchange with the finance minister, Chloe Shorten was all smiles for the cameras while leaving with with her husband after the leadership debate

Despite the awkward exchange with the finance minister, Chloe Shorten was all smiles for the cameras while leaving with with her husband after the leadership debate

Even former prime minister Malcolm Turnbull's son weighed into the debate.

'Dude she's not a plate of mussels and frites,' Alex Turnbull tweeted.

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And it wasn't the only awkward moment from the debate.

The Channel Seven hosts decided there was time left over for a bizarre question which sparked laughter from the live audience.

The two leaders forced to trade niceties after they were given a minute

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