Good Morning Britain’s Alex Beresford has slammed education minister Gavin Williamson following his mix-up of Marcus Rashford and Maro Itoje.
On Thursday’s Good Morning Britain, Susanna Reid and Martin Lewis discussed the criticism Mr Williamson has faced following his mix-up of the footballer and rugby star.
He made the ‘genuine mistake’ in an interview with the Evening Standard, saying he had responded to Rashford’s campaign for an urgent review of the free school meals system, when he actually met Saracens rugby player Maro Itoje.
Alex, 40, was asked his own feelings on the matter, to which he shared a story of viewers confusing him with co-star Sean Fletcher.
He said: ‘Yeah, I mean, myself and Sean have been mistaken for each other several times, and I don’t know why, he’s got more hair than me.’
Alex then blasted Williamson’s ‘ignorance’ for confusing the two Black sports stars who ‘look completely different.’
‘It was an eye-roll moment, as I say it’s happened to myself and Sean a dozen times, more than a dozen times, and on a scale of ignorance it is definitely up there,’ said Alex.
He continued, ‘It does make you ask the question, “As much as I want you to see us, I also want you to see me.” We don’t all look the same.’
He summed up the mix-up with: ‘It is unforgivable and we have to ask the question: Is it time for Gavin Williamson goes back to school?’To which Susanna replied: ‘Yes, I think is the answer to that one.’
Daily Mirror’s Assistant Editor Darren Lewis joined the panel and referred to the mistake as ‘symptomatic of the lip service that government plays to people campaigning on this issue.’
He added that it says more about the Education Secretary than either Rashford or Itoje, whilst fellow presenter Lewis admitted he wasn’t ‘shocked or surprised’ by an error like this from the UK government.
The Money Saving Expert confessed to being ‘bad with names’ himself, but commented that this ‘careless’ mix-up was worse since Williamson tried to ‘show off’ that he had engaged with Rashford, when actually met with someone else.
Andi Peters also spoke about his experiences being mistaken for co-stars on This Morning, revealing a stranger once thought he was Phillip Schofield.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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