Good Morning Britain viewers were shocked today when an anti-Brexit campaigner was interviewed completely NAKED.
Dr Victoria Bateman, who stripped off live on BBC Radio 4 in front of stunned host John Humphrys last week, caused a stir again by bearing all on breakfast television.
The ‘naked economist’ had the words ‘ Brexit leaves Britain naked’ across her chest to argue that the country will be ‘exposed’ and ‘naked economically’.
Presenter Kate Garraway explained that Dr Bateman was being blurred to "protect her modesty" and not to offend viewers watching at home.
However, co-host Richard Madeley confessed that he did not find her naked body shocking.
Kate said: "She’s here fully naked. She’s not wearing any clothes at all. We have blurred the images to protect her modesty even though you don’t want us to."
Discussing the reasons behind her naked appearance, Dr Bateman said: "As an economist I’m used to using words and equations to make an argument.
"In the run up to referendum I must have penned thousands of words on why Brexit would be bad for Britain. I’m effected much more by visuals than words alone. The power of film, TV, fashion.
"I thought I would condense down all those thousands of words into a simple, single message that Brexit leaves Britain naked."
Richard admitted that, unlike John Humphrys, they had known that she was going to be nude.
"We’ve known for hours this was going to happen. We’ve girded our loins as it were," he said.
"I must say as the only male presenter here I don’t find it shocking. It’s a bit unusual and strange."
She was joined by Henry Newman, Director of Open Europe, who claimed it was an "embarrassing stunt".
Dr Bateman argued that what she was doing was not illegal and that we see naked women in advertising and pornography.
She said: "The key message I really have to deliver is Brexit is the Emperor’s new clothes. What high profile Brexiteers promised voters is not possible to deliver."
Richard added: "Our main problem this morning was where to put the microphone."
Shocked Good Morning Britain viewers took to Twitter after watching the interview.
One viewer said: "We’ve reached peak WTF this morning."
Another added: "Its 7:30 AM and there’s a woman on TV butt naked protesting about Brexit.. they’re also asking if men should breastfeed.. what the f***s going on with this country"
A third said: "Turning on my TV to this this morning?! What the heck?! My eyes!Is this what #brexit has now come to?"
*Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am
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