Martin Lewis has outraged GMB viewers today (June 28), as he made his hosting debut.
However, some viewers couldn’t help but comment on his attire.
What happened during Martin Lewis’ GMB debut?
Martin, 49, seemingly caused a stir with fans after sporting a white shirt and a black blazer.
But something was missing – his tie!
Kicking off the show, Martin explained he recently underwent “substantial dental surgery”.
I won’t wear a tie because it appears corporate
Susanna then added: “I think you’re much more worried about it than the problem… it doesn’t sound that serious, you sound absolutely fine. Does it prevent you from wearing a tie?”
However, the presenter went on to explain.
He said: “Wow, two minutes in and she’s already started!
“Look, the tie thing is interesting because the bosses said, ‘Are you going to wear a tie? It’s part of our format to wear a tie’.
“And I’m not disrespectful of the programme’s structure, but in what I do, because I talk about money as the day job, I’ve always had a deliberate thing.”
Furthermore, Martin explained: “I won’t wear a tie because it appears corporate and when you’re talking money, I want people to understand that I’m not on the corporate side. I’m on the other side.”
How did GMB viewers react?
However, some GMB viewers weren’t pleased with his decision.
On Twitter, one said: “Why isn’t Martin Lewis wearing a tie for God’s sake!”
Another added: “Put a tie on Martin Lewis you look unkempt & remember you’re not representing yourself but an institution @GMB.”
Put a tie on Martin Lewis you look unkempt & remember you’re not representing yourself but an institution @GMB
— JANE SNAYLAM (@Molichops) June 28, 2021
Martin Lewis should wear a tie much smarter more presentable.
— Anne Forster (@AnneFor13620660) June 28, 2021
A third wrote: “Martin Lewis should wear a tie much smarter more presentable.”
A fourth shared: “Can someone tell Martin Lewis that a man in a suit without a tie looks like an alcoholic.”
Meanwhile, others praised Martin’s relaxed look.
Martin Lewis praised by viewers
One said: “No tie is not necessary as long as the presenter knows what he is doing! Clearly Martin Lewis does. So let’s keep Martin Lewis!”
A second tweeted: “Really like Martin Lewis. A down to earth guy. He looks great without his tie. Let him be himself and comfortable.”
A third wrote: “I don’t think Martin Lewis should have a tie on. He looks smart without one on.”
Martin Lewis on @GMB a breath of fresh air, very concise and explains things in layman's terms, also seems like he won't take no crap.
— Brozzy⭐⭐ (@brozz1e) June 28, 2021
— Holly’s mum! (@Hollysstory1) June 28, 2021
Furthermore, some viewers called for Martin to permanently present the show.
Another commented: “Watching @GMB and Martin Lewis has been the best co-presenter so far. He’s not shouty, doesn’t talk over others and has built a great on-screen chemistry with Susanna almost immediately. Wonder if they’ll offer him the permanent gig?”
A second shared: “Martin Lewis has been awesome on GMB. He should be a regular.”
A third added: “Martin Lewis is my favourite presenter on @GMB so far.”
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