Good Morning Britain has been flooded with Ofcom complaints after an Insulate Britain guest stormed out of the studio following a tense clashing with Susanna Reid and Richard Madeley.
Liam Norton butted heads with the presenters over activists blocking the M25 on Wednesday (September 22), with interview immediately getting off to a shaky start when Susanna politely asked the campaigner to stop patronising her.
Things went from bad to worse though when Richard stepped in to say that blocking the motorways puts the lives of others at risk and referred to the mum who was left partially paralysed from a stroke as she was unable to get to hospital quickly.
‘You’re not accepting the responsibility of your actions,’ Richard said at the time as Liam tried to interrupt.
Growing increasingly frustrated, he then fumed: ‘We’ve been writing letters for 30 years.
‘We’ve been writing petitions for 30 years. We’ve been pleading with our Government for 30 years and what we’re saying to the Government is this: This is our line in the sand.
‘We are demanding the Government makes a meaningful statement to save the future of this country and if they refuse to do it then they can put us in prison.’
Standing up from his chair, he yelled: ‘I’ve had enough of talking to people in this country about what we’re doing. This is the state of things.’
Richard let out a laugh as Liam made a beeline for the exit and said: ‘You’re doing a Piers!’
Television watchdog Ofcom has since confirmed that 105 people complained about the scenes.
Insulate Britain activists are continuing to cause havoc on the M25, with reports of a seventh blocking on Wednesday morning.
Some of the group glued their hands to the road’s surface, Kent Police said.
‘Officers are currently in attendance at Junction 3 of the M25 (Swanley Interchange) due to a group of protesters blocking the roundabout, some of whom have glued their hands to the road surface,’ officers reported.
‘The incident began at around 7.30am.
‘Motorists are advised to expect delays and find alternative routes if possible whilst the officers work to remove the protesters and assist National Highways in reopening the road.’
At around 8.50am, Kent Police said 11 people had been arrested and the roundabout reopened.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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