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11 December 2019 18:38

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Boris Johnson 'hides in a fridge' to avoid Piers Morgan interview

The prime minister was ambushed by the Good Morning Britain producer, Jonathan Swain, during a pre-dawn visit to Modern Milkman, a business in the Tory-held constituency of Pudsey, in Yorkshire. When Swain first approached Johnson, he asked: "Morning prime minister, would you come on Good Morning Britain, prime minister?" Johnson's aide can be heard mouthing "oh for fuck's sake" in response. When Swain presses the prime minister, stating he was live on the show, Johnson replied "I'll be with you in a second" and walked off, before Piers exclaims "he's gone into the fridge". During the exchange, Swain asked if Johnson would come on the programme and "deliver on your promise to talk to Piers and Susanna. The prime minister was joining an early morning milk round in Leeds when he was confronted by Good Morning Britain's Jonathan Swain about his "promise to talk to Piers [Morgan] and Susanna [Reid]".

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The aide, who has been named as press secretary Robert Oxley, apparently made a call to the ITV show to complain about Morgan's suggestion that he had assaulted the reporter. He was asked to do an interview with Good Morning Britain, but didn't appear to be very keen. When a reporter from ITV asked him to appear live on TV, his head of press could be heard saying 'for f****'s sake'. The prime minister had been loading crates of milk and juice bottles onto a delivery vehicle in Leeds on his last day of campaigning ahead of tomorrow's General Election when he was approached by a reporter from ITV.

'Morning Prime Minister will you come on Good Morning Britain and deliver on your promise to talk to Piers and Susanna?' Mr Swain said. When Mr Johnson's head of press Rob Oxley said 'oh for f***'s sake', Mr Morgan and Ms Reid are heard expressing their shock on television before Mr Swain later says to Mr Oxley: 'Do you want to tone your language down as well because people are watching this this morning.' Mr Swain asks for an interview again to which Mr Johnson says 'I'll be with you in a second' and then walks into a fridge with staff from the business park. The prime minister was loading crates of milk and juice bottles onto a delivery vehicle in Leeds on his last day of campaigning ahead of Thursday's General Election when he was approached by a reporter from ITV. Jonathan Swain asked Mr Johnson to take part in a live interview with Good Morning Britain's Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. "Morning Prime Minister will you come on Good Morning Britain and deliver on your promise to talk to Piers and Susanna?" Mr Swain said.

Mr Morgan and Ms Reid are heard expressing their shock on television before Mr Swain later says to Mr Oxley: "Do you want to tone your language down as well because people are watching this this morning." Mr Swain asks for an interview again to which Mr Johnson says "I'll be with you in a second" and then walks into a fridge with staff from the business park. Piers Morgan has savaged the Prime Minister and his top press aide in a scathing on-air rant after the pair dodged Good Morning Britain's questions. Boris Johnson was ridiculed this morning after he disappeared into a milk fridge in a bid to avoid the ITV show's reporter. But he took particular umbrage at the press secretary Robert Oxley reaction to reporter Johnathan Swain's attempts to ask questions at Mr Johnson delivered milk during a campaign photo opportunity. Mr Oxley was captured live on GMB swearing as the reporter approached the PM's team and Mr Johnson was loading milk crates onto a lorry.

Mr Swain then asks Mr Oxley to "tone your language down", as the segment appeared live on ITV.

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