Susanna Reid's 'Good Morning Britain' interview with Boris Johnson sparks complaints

Susanna Reid and Boris Johnson on the show. (ITV)
Susanna Reid and Boris Johnson on the show. (ITV)

Susanna Reid’s interview with Boris Johnson on Good Morning Britain has triggered a flurry of complaints.

The presenter grilled the prime minister on the ITV show on 3 May, covering topics including the cost of living crisis and the ongoing situation in Ukraine.

She even asked Johnson whether he was “honest”.

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The interview earned Reid plenty of praise from viewers with some saying on Twitter that she “did a good job” and “held him to account” and one even calling it “wonderful to watch”.

However, others claimed the interview was “biased”.

Susanna Reid attending the TRIC Awards 2021 held at 8 Northumberland Avenue in London. Picture date: Wednesday September 15, 2021.
The interview sparked complaints to Ofcom. (PA)

Broadcasting watchdog Ofcom has confirmed that it has received 87 complaints about the 3 May instalment of the morning show.

Johnson’s interview was his first on Good Morning Britain since five years ago in 2017, when he was still the foreign secretary.

And it came four years after he seemed to hide in a fridge in order to avoid an interview on the programme.

The PM was visiting a company called The Modern Milkman in 2019 when someone from Good Morning Britain asked him if he would go on the show to talk to Reid and her former colleague Piers Morgan, who has since left the programme.

But he then appeared to disappear into an industrial fridge.

Earlier this week, it was reported that Johnson was ill with food poisoning ahead of his interview with Reid and threw up on his suit.

Prime Minister Boris Johnson talks to local business people after a regional cabinet meeting at Middleport Pottery in Stoke on Trent. Picture date: Thursday May 12, 2022.
Boris Johnson apparently had food poisoning. (PA)

An aide was quoted as telling the Sunday Times: "He had food poisoning.

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"He was throwing up and had to change his suit because he got sick on his lapel."

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