Piers Morgan mocks ‘fantastic news’ Boris Johnson is finally ‘taking control’ of the coronavirus

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain. Photograph: ITV.

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid on Good Morning Britain. Photograph: ITV. - Credit: Archant

Good Morning Britain presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid have mocked Boris Johnson over claims that the prime minister is finally taking control of the UK's coronavirus response.

A Telegraph report suggests that Johnson is now to take charge - almost six months after the first case arrived on British soil with the political leader taking a more 'centralised' approach to the pandemic response.

'I'm glad to see, I have to say Piers, the prime minister has finally taken control,' quipped Reid.

Mocking the prime minister, Morgan responded: 'Well it's fantastic news...'

Reid explained: 'It says on the front page of the Daily Telegraph today prime minister Boris Johnson is taking 'direct control' of the coronavirus crisis.'

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Morgan, laughing, replied: 'Literally. You couldn't make that up. It's June. This crisis began in January.'

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Slamming the report, his co-host continued: 'He's the prime minister, we understand he got ill, we know that and he's been recovering but the idea you have to report a story that the government is finally taking control...'

Morgan, putting on a mocking voice, continued: ''I'm finally taking control'. Well done, mate, well done. Fantastic. You're the prime minister. We kind of assumed you were in control!'

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