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Piers Morgan proudly announced that his recent clash with Matt Hancock broke Good Morning Britain’s record with a staggering number of viewers.
Last week, viewers watched in fascination as Mr. Hancock squirmed when Morgan reminded him that he had voted against free school meals for disadvantaged children during the coronavirus pandemic.
This decision was taken after the health minister congratulated the government for distributing food to poor children, while he had earlier voted against the policy.
According to Morgan, the interview clip has been viewed nearly 30 million times, making it the most viewed moment in GMB history.
Looking ahead to Monday’s shock, Morgan said on the breakfast show: What’s amazing is what he said: In retrospect, we were wrong, any viewer would have said it was good. They expected something more from the Minister of Health.
Anyway, this clip has already been viewed by almost 30 million people. It is the most watched clip in the history of Good Morning Britain, which, given what Danny Dyer said about David Cameron on television, is already something.
But that means that 30 million people, 28 million of whom would not have seen it live, 30 million people now have a lower opinion of him than before because of his chronic ability to …
Matt Hancock (right) interviewed by Piers Morgan about free school meals (Photo: ITV/Rex).
Suzanne Reed intervened: To say he regrets voting against the extension of free school meals for poor children.
Morgan continued: If he didn’t regret it, why did they change their policy, of course they regretted it…. None of them seem to be able to see it: Yes, we changed the policy because it was wrong, because Marcus Rashford convinced us right.
Morgan said he wanted Mr. Hancock to admit he was wrong: When they talk like that and they talk like people, the reaction has been extraordinary. Jason Manford did it, Louis Tomlinson, Andy Murray sent me a message, as did many others: What’s wrong with them? Why can’t they just apologize?
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It’s a strange phenomenon among politicians that they think they come across as weaker when they apologize, whereas I would say that 90% of the time, if you admit you were wrong, raise your hands when you’re wrong, A, it goes away [but] now everybody’s going to ask Hancock to apologize because they know he’s incapable of doing that.
In last Wednesday’s episode, Morgan and Reid made an alternative food basket for £15 after parents complained about how little food they were getting in their packs.
Good Morning Britain is broadcast weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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