Susanna Reid and Alastair Campbell locked horns in a heated debate over Tony Blair and Boris Johnson on today’s episode of Good Morning Britain.
The presenters had been joined by former speaker of the house, John Bercow, on the programme who claimed the Prime Minister has told more ‘lies’ in Parliament than any of his predecessors.
‘I served in the House of Commons alongside five Prime Ministers, four during my tenure as speaker – Tony Blair, Gordon Brown, David Cameron, Theresa May and Boris Johnson,’ Mr Bercow said.
‘None of the four preceding Boris Johnson was in my judgement guilty of deliberately misleading the House of Commons.’
‘Sorry, I just need to interrupt because people will be screaming what about Alastair, when Tony Blair told us about the reasons for going into war in Iraq and those turned out not to be the case,’ Susanna chimed in.
‘People will assume that there are things said in Parliament or politicians that every often turn out not to be true.’
Alastair Campbell is currently hosting Good Morning Britain (Picture: Rex)
Getting fired up, Alastair then hit back.
‘Hold on Susanna,’ he said. ‘Let me answer it, six inquiries none have found him or for that matter me and as you know, this is my point about this whole lying business, we get attacked over lies that were not told 18 years on.
‘This guy can say something untrue in Parliament a week ago.’
Mr Bercow then proceeded to list times Mr Johnson had ‘lied’.
Alastair worked for former Prime Minister Tony Blair (Picture: BBC)
New presenter Alastair was a spokesperson and campaign director for Mr Blair, who served as prime minister as leader of the Labour Party for a decade from 1997.
Alastair made his Good Morning Britain debut on Monday, dividing viewers in the process.
It was announced last month that the journalist would be joining the ITV show as a guest host alongside Susanna Reid, presenting on weekdays throughout Mental Health Awareness Week.
Kicking off yesterday’s show, Alastair wasted no time in revealing to viewers he accidentally broke social distancing rules by hugging some friends.
He also staked an interest in interviewing Boris Johnson, who hasn’t appeared on the programme for almost four years with GMB accusing the Prime Minister of boycotting the show.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.
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