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Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid Faces Backlash After Mocking Boris Johnson Live On Air

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Good Morning Britain's Susanna Reid Faces Backlash After Mocking Boris Johnson Live On Air

Susanna Reid and the rest of ITV's Good Morning Britain are facing backlash after she mocked the UK's Prime Minister Boris Johnson during this morning's show.

After a speech the Prime Minister gave on Monday 22nd November at the Confederation of British Industry (CBI) where he frantically shuffled through papers as he lost his place in his speech and asked attendees to raise their hand if they had ever visited Peppa Pig World.

At the start of the show, Susanna replicated and mocked Boris's shuffling through papers saying "forgive me".

Watch the clip below:

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Co-presenter Adil Ray also joined in when the show aired a clip of an ITV reporter asking the Prime Minister if he was alright after the "bizarre" speech.

Adil said: "You would never dream of asking a prime minister if he’s okay. I just sense that there’s something wrong".

The Good Morning Britain presenters mocked how the Prime Minister had handled a speech that took place the day before (Credit: ITV)
The Good Morning Britain presenters mocked how the Prime Minister had handled a speech that took place the day before (Credit: ITV)
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People took to Twitter to share their disappointment of the show mocking Boris.

One Twitter user posted: "why do you slate Boris…he’s doing a great job and It’s natural to make mistakes."

Another person wrote: "#gmb Set aside politics, it’s fairly reprehensible to spend 15m mocking Boris Johnson for his blunder. You have a broad audience and a level of responsibility. You’re normalising ‘kicking someone while they’re down’. Why not use your platform to encourage kinder behaviour?"

While someone else claimed: "It is clear why Boris steers clear of @GMB".

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The daytime show also included a clip of an interview with the Prime Minister where Susanna said a reporter had to ask a version of the question "you okay hun?" (Credit: ITV)
The daytime show also included a clip of an interview with the Prime Minister where Susanna said a reporter had to ask a version of the question "you okay hun?" (Credit: ITV)

Boris's mention of Peppa Pig World came after he visited the theme park the day before. In his speech, he said: "Yesterday I went, as we all must, to Peppa Pig World. I love it. Peppa Pig World is very much my kind of place: it has very safe streets, discipline in schools"

"Who would have believed that a pig that looks like a hairdryer or possibly a Picasso-like hairdryer, a pig that was rejected by the BBC, would now be exported to 180 countries with theme parks both in America and China?"

Elsewhere in his speech, Boris also did an impression of a car and said: "vroom vroom".

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The daytime show labelled Boris's speech as "bizarre" (Credit: ITV)
The daytime show labelled Boris's speech as "bizarre" (Credit: ITV)

At the conference, he was meant to be discussing green policies to business executives.

People also took to Twitter yesterday to respond to Boris's speech.

One person tweeted: "Was Boris Johnson drunk when delivering that speech this morning? Serious question."

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Another wrote: "What the hell is going on with Boris!! He's stammering and hesitating, then loses his notes....twice!! 

What a clown".

What do you think?

Featured Image Credit: ITV/PA

Topics: ITV, Good Morning Britain, Boris Johnson

Charlotte Forrester
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