A Good Morning Britain guest baffled the hosts and viewers as she slammed the environmental impact of conservatories despite being in her own conservatory at the time.
Environmental scientist Angela Terry said that conservatories ‘act like a furnace’, which could be a huge problem for future-proofing against global warming.
However, many found it difficult to focus on her words when she admitted she was making the argument as she sat in her conservatory.
She said: ‘I’m in my conservatory here – when we bought the house it was here. We’re just trying to keep people safe ultimately and deal with-‘.
‘Hang on,’ Susanna Reid interjected. ‘You’re saying you’re alright in your conservatory – your conservatory’s still going to stand, but nobody else is allowed to have one from now on? Is that your point?’
‘So this house came with a conservatory on it,’ Angela explained. ‘What the new legislation is saying, is not to build new ones because we know the world is getting warmer and warmer.
‘So what you’re doing is, you’re building infrastructure and we’re doing it all round the UK, that isn’t fit for purpose when we have hotter and hotter weather.
‘When we have this hot weather, the tarmac melts and all that other stuff, and people get very ill. They get heat stress, particularly if they’re pregnant or old, they end up in hospital because they can’t regulate their body temperature.’
Viewers were left puzzled, with one writing: ‘She’s telling people not to get a conservatory while sitting in a conservatory.’
‘Woman with conservatory tells people not to build conservatories,’ another added, while one more said: ‘Woman on the telly telling us why we shouldn’t have conservatories while sitting in her own conservatory!’
New rules will come into effect from June that may deter building companies from building new conservatories.
For a new conservatory to be built, it will need to be shown that it will not create ‘unwanted solar gain’.
Rico Wojtulewicz, head of housing and planning policy at the National Federation of Builders, told the Daily Telegraph: ‘We can build heavily glazed buildings but smaller companies who do a number of different housing types on one development may
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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