Richard Bacon said the prime minister should not be 'condemned' for 'thanking his staff for working very, very hard'.
Briton's papers have given their verdict over the Sue Gray report - with the morning landscape offering a mixed view.
Wednesday proved yet another challenging day for Boris Johnson after shocking details about law-breaking in Downing Street emerged following the publication of Sue Gray's long-gestating report.
Sue Gray's report into Partygate includes texts and emails that show No 10 staff knew they were flouting the rules.
The report showed that during one of the events, one individual was sick, and two others were involved in a 'minor altercation'.
Fresh stories of rule breaking in Number 10 during lockdown have emerged ahead of Sue Gray's report being released.
A growing number of senior Tory MPs have criticised the prime minister after leaked photos show him at a Downing Street leaving-do during lockdown.
Labour MP Jess Phillips says women in politics have to be tougher than men, and it is often left to them to put their heads above the parapet such as in the 'porngate' scandal.
Yahoo News UK visits Bury, where voters are united on one thing - they don't much like politicians at the moment.
LBC radio presenter Shelagh Fogarty has opened up about caring for her mother during the coronavirus pandemic.
Boris Johnson has attempted to draw a line under Partygate offering a 'wholehearted apology' for breaking COVID laws.
Northern Ireland Secretary Brandon Lewis told Sky News on Tuesday morning: “I saw there was a parking notice that Tony Blair had once."
A number of senior Tory MPs have not flocked to the prime minister's defence in the immediate aftermath of Partygate fines.
The chancellor reportedly spent hours deciding whether to quit after he was fined for attending a lockdown-busting party.
When asked on Sky News how the prime minister can 'possibly remain in office', Grant Shapps said: 'Everyone is human, people sometimes make mistakes.'
A number of Tory MPs are rejecting calls for Boris Johnson to resign after the Metropolitan police fined him for breaking lockdown laws.
Detectives are investigating 12 events, including as many as six prime minister Boris Johnson is said to have attended.