After asking Matt Hancock where “the hell he has been” for the last six months following the Conservative Party’s boycott of Good Morning Britain, Piers Morgan wanted to know why the Health Secretary had not stepped down from his role following after the way he has handled the coronavirus pandemic.
“It’s very nice to hear your voice again, Piers and Susanna,” Mr Hancock remarked.
“I was here last week, albeit briefly and I said I would come back as soon as diaries allow. Here I am, happy to answer any questions.”
“Do you think it’s right and proper that you as Health Secretary and the entire Conservative party and Prime Minister have boycotted a bug morning breakfast TV programme for six months? Did you support it or agree with it?” Mr Morgan asked.
“I’m here to answer all the questions you have might,” The politician replied.
“I just asked you one!” Mr Morgan remarked.
“As I say, I was asked last week to come on and come on as soon as I could and here I am,” The Health Secretary replied.
“Did you support the boycott?” Susanna Reid chimed and Mr Morgan continued: “It’s an important question! I’m curious as to why you’ve been away for six months and I would like an explanation.”
The politician then said he had been “working incredibly hard” but still refused to discuss the boycott.
The GMB presenters then moved on and Mr Morgan wanted to cover “some of the stuff we’ve missed in the last six months” because of the government’s absence on the show.