A furious Piers Morgan branded Health Secretary Matt Hancock an “absolute disgrace” after he refused to appear on Good Morning Britain today.
Unsurprisingly, however, the Tory MP agreed to take part in a BBC Breakfast instead, which left Piers incensed.
Good Morning Britain had been keen to invite the Health Secretary onto the ITV programme after the news that the number of coronavirus cases have surged by 2,420 following another huge increase in infections.
New measures that have been implemented to slow the rise include banning gatherings of more than six people from Monday.
Health Secretary Matt Hancock has also warned there were signs that a second peak could be coming after a “concerning” rise in infections.
Yet Piers Morgan was furious that the member of the Cabinet refused to be interviewed by himself or Susanna Reid.
Piers tweeted: “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 had also retweeted Dan Walker, who wrote: “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.”
Piers responded: “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.”
*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV