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Good Morning Britain flooded with complaints as viewers blast ‘worst interview’

Good Morning Britain has been flooded with complaints from unimpressed viewers.

Those watching to ITV news programme have blasted the show for its ‘worst interview’ on Monday morning.

Susanna Reid was joined by Ed Balls as the pair co-hosted the show together for the first time.

One of the interviews on today’s show was with the parents of Reeva Steenkamp who was killed by boyfriend Oscar Pistorius at his home in South Africa in 2013.

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Steenkamp, 29, died after the Paralympic gold medallist, known as The Blade Runner, fired a gun through a door claiming he believed she was an intruder.

In December 2015, the Supreme Court convicted Pistorius of murder and sentenced him to six years in prison.

This was then extended two years later to 13 years and five months in prison.

Steenkamp’s parents June and Barry appeared on GMB as Pistorius is now eligible for parole having served half his sentence.



June and Barry Steenkamp on GMB

He recently wrote a letter to Mr and Mrs Steenkamp in an attempt to “acknowledge and take responsibility” for his actions.

Susanna and Ed asked the couple about their feelings now towards Pistorius and whether they want him to be released from prison.

At certain points, the hosts kept talking over the heartbroken couple.

Susanna then apologised for the rudeness and said: “Ah sorry, I believe there is a delay on the line.”

But GMB viewers took to social media to hit out at the emotional interview.

“This is one of the worst interviews I have seen on here. Reeva’s parents deserve so much better than this. #GMB,” one tweeted.

Another said: “What an absolute disaster of an interview. Clumsy awkward, badly thought out questions. Constantly interrupting them as they grappled with the questions. You must send your apologies to those parents. What a shambles.”

“This is one of the most awkward, uncomfortable and ill-judged interviews (with Reeva Steenkamp’s parents) I’ve seen on #GMB and that’s saying something,” a third added.

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