Good Morning Britain has defended Laura Tobin after viewers accused her of breaching coronavirus rules unnecessarily to present the weather on today’s programme.
The meteorologist gave her forecast amid the Christmas lights at Blenheim Palace, which is in tier 2, away from the usual ITV studio in London, which is now in tier 4 thanks to Boris Johnson’s latest lockdown restrictions.
‘Everyone on the production team is working incredibly hard to make sure the show adheres to the guidelines,’ an ITV spokesperson told Metro.co.uk.
‘Good Morning Britain is fully covid compliant and follows the rules regarding broadcast media.’
weren’t convinced that Laura’s trip was ‘essential’ and they believed she could have hosted the report from the studio.
‘GMB why has Laura Tobin travelled from a tier 4 to a tier 2 to present the weather from Blenheim Palace?!’ asked one.
Echoing a similar sentiment, another demanded: ‘Can you explain why Laura Tobin has travelled from a Tier 4 London to Blenheim Palace with a film crew to do a weather forecast. Beggars Belief GMB.’
Laura explained to viewers that while it was business as usual at Blenheim Palace, they did have to refund a number of tickets from visitors who had booked in a visit from tier 4.
Despite this, Laura, who is a key worker, was allowed access into the area as she was there for work purposes.
A key worker is defined as a public service employee who is considered to provide an essential service.
Included in the list of key workers are journalists, police officers, firefighters, supermarket delivery drivers and NHS staff.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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