Adil Ray shut down by Dominic Raab as GMB Omicron rant sparks explosive row

Adil Ray was shut down by Dominic Raab as he accused the presenter of “ranting” too much on Good Morning Britain.

During Tuesday’s instalment of the popular ITV morning show, presenters Adil Ray and Ranvir Singh were joined by the Deputy Prime Minister to discuss the roll-out for the booster jab.

Earlier on in the week, Prime Minister Boris Johnson vowed to jab up to one million people per day in order to protect vulnerable people from the Omicron variant of Covid-19.

While the NHS continue to be put under the immense pressure and strain to meet targets as other medical condition are forced to be held on the back burner, the ITV presenter fired questions at the politician.

But things quickly became heated after Mr Raab asked him to stop “ranting” so that he could address some of the questions put to him in the interview.

It appeared there was some confusion over Omicron statistics as the 47-year-old pushed the Deputy Prime Minister to clarify some of the data the government released.

He fumed: “It’s been proven again this morning, we’ve heard it on two interviews this morning, you’re asked a simple question – ‘how many people were in hospital?’

“You tell Sky News 250 people, you told BBC Breakfast nine. You don’t know the actual basics, how can we respond to it?

He asked: “Do you want to give us a figure? You've got a third opportunity to tell us now – how many people lie in hospital with Omicron at the moment?”

Mr Raab answered bluntly: “Well, it’s 10 at the moment.”

“Right,” Ray replied. “I mean you’ve given three different numbers of three different national news shows to the population!”

It was at this point that the politician angrily interjected: “I understand you like ranting at your politicians in the morning but can I answer the question? Because it’s a fair challenge and I want to answer it.

“First of all, I misheard one of the questions around whether it was hospitalisations of Omicron-related patient or generally.

“But the figures are one death from Omicron, 10 in hospital and I can tell you that the latest daily hospitalisations run at 900.”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

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