Good Morning Britain presenter Piers Morgan has claimed he’s been banned from daily government briefings and press conferences.
The GMB host has had a number of fiery clashes with MPs on the show during the coronavirus pandemic – over subJects including testing and social distancing rules.
Piers argues he’s been holding government ministers to account over their apparent mistakes and errors of judgment as the tackle the Covid-19 crisis.
However, he has received hundreds of Ofcom complaints over his spats with MPS on the ITV show.
Piers even claimed ministers were boycotting the show last month as many refused to appear despite doing other press.
Now, the 55-year-old star has admitted he can’t even ask the ministers the questions he wants answered because he does not have access to the press conferences.
Speaking on GMB on Tuesday, Piers claimed he had been banned from the daily briefings with prime minister Boris Johnson and Health Secretary Matt Hancock often leading them.
Piers talked to co-host Susanna all about it as Conservative MP Tobias Ellwood appeared during a debate about the ongoing situation.
Tobias commented about seeing him at the 5pm briefings some day, as Piers revealed all.
He commented: “You know what? I would absolutely love to be there but I’m not allowed to do that.
“Your government preaches about freedom of speech, and then spends all its time suppressing it.
“It’s why no government minister will come on this programme or Channel 4 news or Newsnight, or any other shows where they may get difficult questions, they’ve all been banned.”
Piers added: “It’s why no one like me is allowed to go to briefings, and ask difficult questions, because the government doesn’t want to be asked difficult questions and shame on them.”
Tobias suggested Piers contact ITV’s Robert Peston to see if he could get him a spot.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am