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‘Why is Richard Bacon so concerned about Brexit when he lives in LA?’: GMB viewers’ anger at anti-Brexit presenter standing in for Piers Morgan
- Presenter slammed for facial hair, with one viewer saying he looks ‘homeless’
- Criticised for talking over pro-Brexit journalist on this morning’s show
- Branded ‘useless’ as audience members demanded that he ‘smarten up’
Published: 05:19 EDT, 19 August 2019 | Updated: 05:47 EDT, 19 August 2019
Richard Bacon is facing a barrage of criticism over his pro-EU political views despite the fact that he doesn’t live in the UK.
Viewers took to social media in a fury about the presenter as he stands in for Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.
The former Blue Peter star – who has regularly spoken out against Brexit – is being accused of bias by people who voted to leave the EU.
Watchers slammed him for speaking over panel members during a discussion about Brexit as they demanded to know why somebody who lives in the US even has an opinion on the impending departure from the bloc on October 31.
But others came to Bacon’s defence, saying that his appearance on the show made a nice change.
Bacon (pictured) is being slammed online for his stubble, his political views and his general appearance as he stands in for Piers Morgan
Twitter user Lisa Lane said: ‘I gave you 10 minutes before turning over, are u purposely choosing the worst presenters ever to alienate the viewers, Richard Bacon, what a joke!! If a presenter can’t be unbiased re brexit they shouldn’t be on tbh, that was cringe-worthy.’
The Mansfield-born host, who now lives in LA, was branded ‘annoying’ as audiences branded him ‘absolutely useless’ on Twitter.
One account, using the handle @ChardBread, wrote: ‘Dear @GMB could you ask the homeless man to smarten up and have a shave please.. Wait! That’s Richard Bacon.’
Mick Woodcock tweeted: ‘Who on earth gave Richard Bacon a slot on @GMB? Absolutely useless, looks shabby, no preparation. Come on GMB. “Must try harder.”‘
Bacon (pictured with co-host Ranvir Singh) is facing a barrage of criticism on social media as he fills in for Piers
Another said that he looked as though he’d fallen straight out of bed and onto the ITV set.
His facial hair seemed to be a focal point of consternation, as Nat Lewis asked: ‘Did Richard Bacon lose his razor this morning? #scruffy.’
But Remainer Gillian Jeffery came to Bacon’s defence, tweeting that she found him a refreshing change from the ‘unpalatable’ Piers Morgan.
And Gwinnie Jones said: ‘Well I love Richard Bacon and loathe Piers Morgan so I’m over the moon.’
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Presenter slammed for facial hair, with one viewer saying he looks ‘homeless’ Criticised for talking over pro-Brexit journalist on this morning’s show Branded ‘useless’ as audience members demanded that he ‘smarten up’ Richard Bacon is facing a barrage of criticism over his pro-EU political views despite the fact that he doesn’t live in the UK.
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