PUBLISHED: 08:09, Wed, Sep 9, 2020 | UPDATED: 08:09, Wed, Sep 9, 2020
Piers Morgan, 55, has slammed Matt Hancock, 41, for “refusing” to be interviewed on Good Morning Britain amid a rise in the number of coronavirus cases in the UK. The presenter, who hosts GMB with Susanna Reid, branded the Health Secretary an “absolute disgrace” in an angry Twitter post, after finding out he was set to appear on rival show BBC Breakfast this morning.
Tweeting his outrage in view of his 7.6 million followers last night, Piers wrote: "UPDATE: As UK coronavirus cases & deaths spike again, we asked No10 if they would put any ministers up for interview on @GMB to inform our viewers about the worrying situation.
“For the 134th consecutive day, they declined."
He then went on to retweet an announcement from BBC Breakfast host Dan Walker, who told his 668,000 followers: "The Health Secretary @MattHancock will be joining us LIVE on #BBCBreakfast at 7:30 in the morning.
"Let us know if you have any questions about testing, restrictions, infection rates or anything else."
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Piers Morgan calls Matt Hancock a 'disgrace' over BBC interview (Image: ITV•BBC)
Piers Morgan slammed government ministers for 'boycotting' GMB (Image: ITV)
Responding to the news, Piers fumed: "Of course he is.
“Shame on you @MattHancock - it's an absolute disgrace that you refuse to come on @GMB during a public health crisis & refuse to inform our viewers about it."
Fans took to the comments section of Piers’ tweet to share their thoughts on the matter.
One person argued: “Why would he want to sit and listen to you and her shout at him for 15 minutes? Can’t blame him really.”