Piers Morgan reveals government have banned ministers from Good Morning Britain

Piers Morgan has revealed that ministers have now been banned from Good Morning Britain after a series of car crash interviews on the show over the coronavirus pandemic.

The morning news show had daily appearances from ministers, with Piers frequently clashing with them on the series as he demanded answers surrounding covid-19.

Returning today to the programme after a scare of the virus himself, Piers claimed that, following ‘trainwreck’ interviews with MPs including Helen Whately and Victoria Atkins, they are no longer allowed on GMB.

Speaking to Dr Hilary and Susanna Reid, he said: ‘The government won’t come on today, they’ve banned any ministers coming on here, after a series of complete train wreck performances by Junior ministers.

‘It’s not our fault that they were so ill-informed, but as a result the government will not come on.’

Piers has on several occasions clashed with politicians on the show over their handling of the coronavirus spread, their lack of preparation for it, and the lack of PPE equipment.

Thousands of viewers complained after a recent interview involving care minister MP Helen Whately, who appeared to snigger when talking about the possible 4000 coronavirus related care home deaths that had gone unreported.

He was later cleared of being ‘combative’ by Ofcom and the complaints were not followed up.

Another flood of complaints to watchdog Ofcom came after his interview with MP Victoria Atkins, the safeguarding minister. His line of questioning was later backed up by Susanna.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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