'GMB' star Susanna Reid 'still irked' over Boris Johnson's party apology

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  • Susanna Reid
    Susanna Reid
    English television presenter (born 1970)
  • Boris Johnson
    Boris Johnson
    Prime Minister of the United Kingdom since 2019
Susanna Reid has commented on Boris Johnson's apology. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)
Susanna Reid has commented on Boris Johnson's apology. (Mike Marsland/WireImage)

Good Morning Britain star Susanna Reid has said she’s “still irked” over the No 10 party scandal.

The presenter posted a message on Twitter suggesting she was unimpressed after Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised for attending a party in the Downing Street garden during the first coronavirus lockdown.

She tweeted: “Still irked by this: ‘even if [the party] could be said technically to fall within the guidance, there would be millions of people who would not see it that way.’

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“He doesn’t think HE is in the wrong. He thinks WE are. We - the public. Wrong to see it as a breach of the law.”

Reid added an angry emoji to her post, which has been liked more than 20,000 times.

The presenter is the latest TV star to speak out about the scandal.

Reid's old GMB colleague Piers Morgan posted a message on Twitter earlier this week saying that Johnson was in “big trouble”.

And Loose Women’s Charlene White broke down in tears as she discussed how she had to sit alone at her aunt’s funeral during the pandemic because she was following the rules, while there was a party at Downing Street.

Susanna Reid attending the ITV Palooza held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Picture date: Tuesday November 23, 2021.
Susanna Reid was unimpressed with what the Prime Minister had to say. (PA)

She said on the ITV show: “I stood by the graveside as gravediggers were filling that grave and watching my cousin in floods of tears and not being able to hug her because we were following the rules. Because we didn't know what else to do."

The 41-year-old said that she and her family “were following the rules with the understanding that those in charge were doing the same thing”.

Read more: Susanna Reid in 'awkward' position over Piers Morgan row

“And then you have a situation like this come up and it's like, well, should I have just hugged me cousin?” she asked. “If we weren't all following the rules, should I have just hugged her?"

Watch: Susanna Reid challenges Brian May about his gas fire

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