GMB slammed for airing show live from inside busy hospital

Good Morning Britain has come under fire from viewers after filming live from a hospital in Merseyside on Monday morning.

Presenters Kate Garraway and Richard Madeley hosted the ITV daytime programme from Whiston Hospital where they sat in the outpatient reception and interviewed an array of guests.

The hosts explained that the show had been invited to broadcast from inside the location to hear from patients receiving treatment and from NHS staff on the frontline.

‘We have unprecedented access just to see what is really happening,’ Madeley said.

‘It’s been fascinating being here,’ Garraway told viewers. ‘It’s a really impressive hospital, extraordinary staff, but my goodness are they under pressure.’

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‘It’s facing all sorts of challenges,’ she added.

While Garraway insisted that the show wasn’t ‘getting in the way’ of the day-to-day running of the centre and that they are ‘respecting people’s privacy’ by only recording people who want to ‘want to be featured’, many audiences at home felt ‘uncomfortable’ by the scenes.

‘What kind of nonsense is this today?’ asked one. ‘Live from a hospital reception that appears to be closed ffs only staff floating around. I bet they’re delighted you’re all taking up space there.’

Another quizzed: ‘Is it really necessary to block up the reception of a working hospital to have a “discussion.” We all know what a hospital looks like.’

It’s understood that Good Morning Britain was invited by Whiston Hospital today to film a special live episode to help illustrate the immense pressures the NHS is under this winter.

Cameras were only given access to areas which would not encroach upon patient care or privacy.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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