Dan Walker, 43, lost his cool on Twitter yesterday as he entered a heated debate with British politician and former UKIP leader Henry Bolton, about BBC Breakfast’s interview with grime artist Stormzy. The argument stemmed from Dan calling the artist “inspirational,” a term that some users didn’t agree with.
Henry... you’re embarrassing yourself. Just watch the #BBCBreakfast interview before raging about what we asked him
BBC Breakfast featured Stormzy on the Tuesday morning show where he spoke about his successful music career to a recent debacle with the world of politics.
The interview gained a lot of positive reactions online from fans of the musician, who praise him for “rising from nothing”.
Dan and Louise touched on the rapper’s recent spats with politicians in the run up to the 2019 Christmas general election, but the responses the artist gave didn’t sit well with some viewers.
After the show, Dan found himself jumping to the defence of the North Londoner, after his appearance was criticised by Henry who slammed the BBC for becoming “a joke”.
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Dan Walker defends Stormzy in brutal tirade against Henry Bolton after criticism (Image: BBC•GETTY)
Dan Walker entered a heated discussion with Henry Bolton over Stormzy criticism (Image: TWITTER)
“Dan, did you or not play a video which included that song? Did you or not discuss him being a 'role model’?” Henry asked, after Dan responded to his original post asking if he had watched the full interview before questioning the BBC’s questions.
“Had it been a politician who'd said the things he has, would you be gushing all over him or righty ripping him apart for the language used & the appalling example he set?”
The post surprisingly had a lot of backing from viewers who “don’t like his music” and described Stormzy’s previous language s “appalling”.
The back and forth jibes between Dan and Henry continued as the politician insisted Dan explain why he