Good Morning Britain had to put a halt to their interview with Defence secretary Ben Wallace on Monday morning thanks to some very relatable tech issues.
Wallace appeared on the programme to speak to hosts Adil Ray and Susanna Reid to deny claims that Prime Minister Boris Johnson had ruled out further ‘f*****g lockdowns’ and would rather see ‘bodies pile high in their thousands’.
However when they tried to speak to him in Portsmouth there was a serious lag in his connection that caused his image to freeze and made his voice stutter and go robotic. Not what you want on live TV.
Susanna quizzed him about the alleged comment, the MP began to say: ‘Can you tell me who’s actually said this?’ before it all went pear-shaped.
The presenter replied: ‘No I can’t tell you, this is in the Daily Mail, it’s according to a source.’
Susanna and Adil waited patiently for his picture to unstick but with no joy, so Adil explained they would come away from Wallace and attempt to get him back for later in the programme.
Susanna and Adil struggled to interview Wallace (Picture: ITV/Rex)
Instead Good Morning Britain cut to Andi Peters’ competition segment, and he joked that he had been caught by surprise and was waiting for a bacon sandwich.
They then spoke to actor Clarke Peters about the Oscars on Sunday night, with Wallace returning – from an outside location – later in the episode.
Defending the prime minister, Wallace said: ‘I’ve known the prime minister for many, many years, longer than most of my colleagues. The prime minister is lots of things, but he is not a cruel person. He would never treat human life like that.’
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.
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