Dan Walker: BBC host humorously mocks GMB boycott amid clash: ‘You can play it out on GMB’

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Dan Walker, 43, appears to be at the end of his tether when it comes to ITV rival Piers Morgan, 55, who jumps at any opportunity to ignite another war between himself and the BBC Breakfast host. But this time, Dan seemed to have the upper-hand and resorted to a savage swipe to put outspoken Piers in his place.

He’s on #BBCBreakfast at 730. You can play it out on GMB afterwards if you like

Dan Walker

As usual, Dan gave a brief rundown of this morning’s BBC Breakfast line-up, where he and Louise will once again be speaking to Health Secretary Matt Hancock, to discuss the latest coronavirus news.

The presenter urged viewers to send him their “burning questions” so he can put them to the minister in the morning.

While many fans soon filled the comments section with queries, there was one Dan was waiting for.

By now, pretty much everyone is aware of the bitter spats between the rival hosts, as Piers and Dan go head-to-head in the battle of the breakfasts.

But sometimes we have to question whether it’s all done in jest or if there are some quotes which are very much sincere.


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Everyone knows Piers can be quite hot-headed and he believes because of this, government ministers are boycotting his show throughout the coronavirus pandemic, because “they’re too scared” to be held accountable for their “mistakes”.

And as GMB grow more frustrated with their lack of government interviews at such a trying time, resentment and tension is growing.

Replying to Dan’s tweet, Piers pleaded with him to ask his burning question.

“I do, yes. Can you ask him why he doesn’t have the guts to come on @GMB?”

Dan hit back with the ultimate zinger.

“He’s on #BBCBreakfast at 7.30. You can play it out on GMB afterwards if you like,” he joked, mocking the situation that seems to wind Piers up beyond belief.

The witticism was obviously meant as a lighthearted scathe, just another way the two lads seem to grate off each other.

But some fans didn’t see it that way.

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Some suggested that he was “gloating” and “antagonising” Piers to the point where the spat would turn nasty, but low and behold the ITV host kept his cool.

He replied: “Relax, we’ll ask all the follow-ups you don’t dare ask in case they boycott you too.”

It comes after BBC Breakfast presenters have been accused of being a “soft touch” compared to the likes of GMB.

Dan is often referred to as mild-mannered, which some would say is the total opposite of his rival.


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But it seems to be a constant battle no one can win, as you can’t please everyone when you’re in the public eye.

The BBC presenter fought back and teased him, saying: “If you keep spinning that ‘we’re the only ones who ask tough questions’ yarn, you might believe it yourself eventually. Have a good sleep. See you in the morning.”

BBC Breakfast continues weekdays at 6am on BBC One.

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