Piers Morgan says Kate Garraway’s been ‘snubbed’ by government with GMB boycott
Good Morning Britain host Piers Morgan has hit out at the Government for snubbing the show for 197 days.
Government ministers have not appeared on the show since April after a series of car crash interviews.
Piers describes the Government's actions as a "shameful snub" of co-star Kate Garraway.
Kate's husband Derek Draper was admitted to hospital in March this year after falling ill at home with Coronavirus.
Derek is still in hospital after emerging from the medically induced coma trying to recover from the damage the virus caused on his body.
Piers' co-host Susanna Reid told the Daily Mirror: "If there is one member of the team to whom they owe a particular duty to explain policy and answer questions, it would be Kate.
"It's shocking that they haven't done that."
Piers said that ministers could come on when he is not presenting.
He added: "But to not come on when Kate is presenting. Really? You are going to snub someone whose husband is in a coma from Covid. It's shameful."
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Health Secretary Matt Hancock turned down a slot on today's show, saying: "Unfortunately, I have got something in the diary and I have a lot of work to do to get this vaccine rolled out."
Piers had a fiery interview with Mr Hancock in April which saw Ofcom hit with complaints over Piers' conduct.
The presenter was also hit with Ofcom complaints after an explosive interview with Care Minister Helen Whately.
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But the regulator cleared Piers on both counts saying his interview technique fell within the remit of his journalistic duty.
Piers said: "What Ofcom did about our awful haranguing of these poor little ministers… it was a very important moment for the TV regulator," Piers reckoned.
"They could easily have rolled over in the face of public opinion. I am sorry about those interviews – I am sorry I didn't go harder."
Care Minister Victoria Atkins was the last government official to feature on the breakfast show.
Piers now admits he "had no idea what I was talking about" when he grilled her over PPE.
GMB continues tomorrow at 6am on ITV.
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