GMB viewers were disappointed with Susanna Reid after she made a ‘cheap shot’ comment on the programme today.
On this morning’s (Wednesday, September 30) episode of Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan and Susanna were talking about the government when the latter said something that didn’t sit right with some of those watching at home.
Following on from a debate with Dr Hilary about Boris Johnson and his coronavirus rules, advisors Chris Whitty and Patrick Valance came up in the conversation.
What did Susanna Reid say on GMB?
Susanna referred to the pair, who regularly feature in the government’s coronavirus briefings, as “glum and glummer”.
A number of viewers on social media had a problem with the label.
One said on Twitter: “Cheap shot… Susanna Reid calling Whitty and Valance ‘glum and glummer’. Didn’t realise she was an epidemiologist and pandemic expert #gmb.”
Another wrote: “@gmb @susannareid100 glum and glummer, come on Susanna. Don’t stoop to your colleague’s level with the name calling. #gmb.”
A third put: “Glum and glummer @susannareid100, really? Thought much better of you! #gmb.”
Someone else said: “Glum and glummer. That’s why the government won’t go on #gmb.”
ED! contacted ITV for comment.
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Earlier on Good Morning Britain, Piers slammed Boris Johnson and claimed the Prime Minister has left the UK in a “rudderless” position during the pandemic.
The programme aired a recent clip of the PM in a woodwork shop using a planing tool.
They claimed out that Boris didn’t appear to be maintaining a safe social distance from those around him, and also wasn’t wearing a mask in the indoor space.
Piers clashes with Dr Hilary on GMB
However, Dr Hilary pointed out that some of the rules are different for workplaces.
They also discussed Boris having to apologise this week for seemingly getting confused over his own coronavirus pandemic rules, amid new restrictions coming in for the North East of England.
At one point, Piers shouted down Dr Hilary as he accused him if defending the Prime Minister.
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