Good Morning Britain producers film an empty chair in a savage swipe at the government

Things took a rather awkward turn on Wednesday morning on Good Morning Britain after a government minister failed to show up for an interview to discuss Boris Johnson’s party door.

Presenters Adil Ray and Susanna Reid were clearly disappointed after they were again rejected by an MP who refused to participate in their intense questioning.

However, things got even more uncomfortable when the show producers decided to film an empty chair where the government minister would be sitting.

Seeing the scenes unfold, viewers rushed to Twitter to share their thoughts.

One fan wrote: ‘Ministers are disappearing from #GMB again.

A government minister refused to appear on the morning show

Another viewer added: ‘Forget the government ministers, I’ll come if there’s cake and cheese, I’ll pass the wine though.’

A third wrote: ‘Ministers are doing their disappearing act again, just heard they can’t make any appear on #GMB.’

While a fourth viewer thought government ministers should avoid the show altogether and said: ‘I don’t think #gmb realizes that MPs don’t wake up in the morning to sit in your chair and being talked into while Susanna puts on a smug face.”

A chair stood empty in the GMB studio
A chair stood empty in the GMB studio

Emphasizing to viewers that things were not going to pan out on the show, Adil shared his thoughts with viewers.

Adil explained: “So we’re hearing that we may not have a government minister this morning, although it’s a national breakfast show that also has an audience mainly based in the Midlands and the North.

“So the fact that ministers are ignoring a lot of the UK this morning, I think, is very telling.”

Adil Ray was clearly disappointed
Adil Ray was clearly disappointed

The presenter then joked that a government official would probably prefer to enter the studio as they have cake to share, following a claim by a minister that the Prime Minister had been “ambushed with cake” at his alleged birthday party.

He added: “You call it an ambush, I call it a party.

“So if any ministers are there, we would like you to speak to the UK. There is an ongoing police investigation, and the least you can do is answer a few questions to us, if not the police.”

The news comes after Boris Johnson and members of the Conservative Party were accused of breaking the rules during the 2020 lockdown.

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