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MetiNews.Com - GMB host Piers Morgan hit out at his BBC rival after Health Minister Matt Hancock boycotted the ITV show again
Breaking News ! A breakfast presenter war is raging on after Piers Morgan once again took at BBC Breakfast's Dan Walker in a clash over Health Minister Matt Hancock. Good Morning Britain host Piers has levelled plenty of jibes at rival Dan throughout lockdown on everything from GMB apparently closing the gap on BBC Breakfast when it comes to viewing figures to Dan's handling of interviews with Government officials. And as the Health Secretary boycotted GMB for the ninth successive week, in favour of going on the BBC, Piers was left raging again. On hearing that Hancock wouldn't be appearing for interview on ITV and hitting out at him over coronavirus testing figures, Piers ranted: "He’s not coming on the programme. It's the nine-week anniversary today since the boycott of Good Morning Britain. Read More Related Articles Piers Morgan sparks more concern from Good Morning Britain viewers after 'rough' day Read More Related Articles Doctor Hilary 'absolutely convinced' more places will be locked down like Leicester "He will be talking to other programmes and we will be monitoring those and asking supplementary questions on your behalf. "He doesn't think you, the GMB viewers, have any interest in hearing from him... well done Health Secretary, again." After his interview with Matt Hancock, Dan made a thinly veiled dig at Piers, tweeting: "It is essential that politicians are allowed to speak. The idea (from some) that we, and others, don’t challenge ministers is completely untrue. (Image: ITV) "Important to ask questions...
...Important to let you listen. Thanks for watching." Taking the bait, Piers fired straight back doing an impression of Dan and replying with a heated rant, telling his BBC nemesis: "No mate, you blew it, you had a chance,” he raged. “The health secretary gave you a load of flannel about why the number of people being tested is meaningless, and you should have torn him to ribbons.
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That’s your job. It’s not to sit back and let him spout complete nonsense. “Next time, jump in, and don’t let him get away with it. I can’t do it, because he boycotts us. Come on Dan, get a grip son.”
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