Piers Morgan receives hundreds more complaints after sticking fingers in ears during GMB interview with Tory minister

Piers Morgan receives hundreds more complaints after sticking fingers in ears during GMB interview with Tory minister

Piers Morgan receives hundreds more complaints after sticking fingers in ears during GMB interview with Tory minister

Piers Morgan receives hundreds more complaints after sticking fingers in ears during GMB interview with Tory minister

Piers Morgan receives hundreds more complaints after sticking fingers in ears during GMB interview with Tory minister 1

Piers Morgan has received 312 Ofcom complaints over the course of four days.

The majority of those, 221, were for an interview with Conservative care minister Helen Whately that aired on Good Morning Britain last Tuesday (23 June), in which he stuck his fingers in his ears and refused to listen.

When Morgan’s co-host Susanna Reid tried to read out a government-issued statement, he said: “If they’re boycotting us, I’m going to boycott their stupid little statements.”

Many senior government ministers have boycotted the ITV morning show over Morgan’s interviewing technique.


In the same programme, Dizzee Rascal clashed with Morgan over a Black Lives Matter question. The rapper was praised by viewers for “totally owning” Morgan.

The incident is not the first time Morgan has left viewers disgruntled after an interview with Whately on GMB.

His conversation with the politician​ in April led to more than 3,200 complaints. At the time, Whately accused him of “shouting at me and not giving me a chance to answer your questions”.

There is an online petition calling for Morgan to be sacked, which has received more than 67,000 signatures at the time of writing.


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