GMB fans fuming as they accuse Kate Garraway of defending Downing Street party
Good Morning Britain viewers have been left angry after they thought Kate Garraway was defending the newly surfaced government Christmas party.
It was recently revealed that there had been multiple get-togethers last year, including one at Downing Street, when the country was in the height of lockdown.
People around the country have been left fuming as they were forced to follow strict rules, which meant many couldn't see their families over Christmas.
And now GMB fans have been left unhappy with Kate, claiming she was trying to defend the Conservative party's decision to have the bashes.
Susanna Reid said to Kate: "You said you were looking into exemption that could mean families could be together."
Kate quickly responded: "I just don't want to throw stones, because the obvious thing to say is, it is heart-breaking and ridiculous and I can't believe it, as I don't think they're a group of evil people.
"There's something very uncomfortable but maybe they just didn't know."
Kate knows better than anyone how difficult the pandemic has been, as her husband Derek Draper has been left with life-changing effects after contracting Covid last year.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson apologised for the party in a debate at the House of Commons and said: "No Covid rules were broken."
Now viewers are upset with Kate as they believed she was trying to defend the government.
One said: "I can't believe what I'm hearing from Kate Garraway! 'Maybe they didn't know…' Excuse me?"
Another tweeted: "Why is Kate Garraway trying to even justify what happened regarding that party? Honestly."
Someone else said: "Kate I absolutely love you but please don't try and defend the government, we all worked extremely hard but we didn't all have a big get together."
Meanwhile, other people defended Kate for trying to show a balanced view on the ITV show.
This week, footage leaked which showed Boris Johnson's then-spokesperson Allegra Stratton hoking about the party.
In the footage, taken at a Downing Street media briefing rehearsal on December 22, she could be seen laughing, as she said: "Definitely no social distancing."
Meanwhile, other staff can be heard laughing and mentioning "cheese and wine".
Allegra later gave a tearful resignation speech after the shocking video surfaced.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV
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