This Morning’s Alison Hammond hits out at Gyles Brandreth in awkward ITV run-in

This Morning host Alison Hammond has had an awkward run-in with co-star Gyles Brandreth.

The pair were appearing on Friday's edition of the ITV show (September 22), when they were discussing former Health Secretary Matt Hancock.

The disgraced MP is appearing on the latest series of the celebrity edition of the action reality series SAS: Who Dares Wins.

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Whilst discussing his appearance, Alison's co-host Dermot O'Leary joined in the conversation before things took a turn.

Gyles believed that Hancock "tried his best" as Health Secretary during the COVID pandemic, but after watching a clip of the Channel 4 show, Brummie babe Alison burst into fits of laughter.

In the clip, Matt was asked whether he "handled the pandemic" well to which he believed he did.

Dermot quickly gave his opinion, quipping: "Should be mishandled the pandemic shouldn't it. All the loans, the fraud".

Alison was also quick to join in, asking why the MP is doing reality TV, after having starred in I'm A Celebrity last year.

Fellow guest Gyles then responded, saying that Matt had "given up politics" and "trying to forge a new life for himself".

He went on to sympathise with Hancock, saying he went through "quite a challenge" that was the pandemic, which saw over 170,000 people die due to the virus.

Dermot added that another challenge he was keeping up was maintaining an affair he had with a work colleague, which he branded as "difficult".

Matt was forced to step down from his position as Health Secretary in June 2021 after his affair was exposed and leaked by The Sun.

Tensions quickly began to rise in the group, as Alison became riled up at the discussion.

"Every time I look at him, I think of loved ones who have died, who we weren't able to go to hospital," she exclaimed.

But after Gyles defended Hancock, saying he "tried his best", Alison flew into a frenzy, challenging the guest – "You think he was trying to do his best, Gyles?".

She continued to hit out at Gyles after he believed the MP was "distracted" by the affair.

"Do you think that's his best? Being distracted? You don't think it's his best do you though Gyles?" she questioned.

It soon became clear the pair were not going to agree, and producers quickly urged the group to move on.

Fellow guest Matthew Wright also chimed in before the segment ended, saying it "makes me feel sick" to see Matt chasing fame after the way he handled the pandemic.

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