GMB viewers complain to Ofcom after Alastair Campbell Boris’ explosion

GMB viewers complained to Ofcom after rotating co-host Alastair Campbell called Boris Johnson a “coward”.

It seems they didn’t take it well that the former Labor adviser tries the prime minister.


Alastair and Susanna on GMB (Image: ITV)

What happened to Alastair Campbell at GMB?

In a recent episode, which aired October 5, Alastair Susanna Reid, host of Good Morning Britain, joined in.

And in a link to Lorraine Kelly, they talked about Prime Minister Boris Johnson and his apparent boycott of the show.

Read more: GMB: Alastair Campbell splits viewers when he returns to moderate with Susanna Reid

At that point, Mr. Johnson hadn’t appeared on the show for a whopping 1,563 days, which is over four years.

At this point, Alastair did not mince his words.

GMB viewers have complained about Alastair Campbell
Mr John has not been with GMB for four years (Image credit: ITV)

What did GMB host Alastair say about Boris Johnson?

Lorraine said she couldn’t believe it had been four years since he was on the show.

“It’s not just about talking to you, it’s about talking to our viewers.

“He’s scared, he’s scared of you,” she said.

Alastair then said, “1,563 days. I mean, you see, you can’t use the C word in this program, but the guy’s a coward.

“And he’s a charlatan.”

Alastair Campbell returns today to host GMB
Viewers were divided about Alastair hosting GMB (Image: ITV)

How many people complained?

On the Ofcom website, the regulator announced that 66 people have complained about the segment so far.

And at the time of broadcast, some viewers also went to Twitter to complain.

Read more: Piers Morgan hits back after Alastair Campbell’s Twitter rant

One said, “I won’t be okay with everything @BorisJohnson does or says, but to publicly humiliate him, calling him a coward is bloody disgusting.

“A journalist / reporter / broadcaster should be a neutral #GMB.”

ED! contacted ITV for comment.

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