These new claims come from a video currently doing the rounds on Twitter posted by Chris Rickett, Head of Video at the Metro, which shows Piers Morgan saying “his eyes were slightly distracted” by the outfit of Charlotte Hawkins, who is sitting next to the breakfast TV anchor.
“The first sign of summer traditionally at Good Morning Britain has always been Charlotte Hawkins arriving in a mini skirt at work”, Morgan said to the camera, and then proceeds to push Hawkins to stand up and show her dress,
“I don’t know why you’re getting so over-excited about the fact that I’m wearing a dress.” she replied, showing off her perfectly normal dress to the cameras, “Breaking news, I have a dress on,” she says drily, sitting back down.
“Don’t you look fabulous” Susanna Reid announced exasperated while Morgan tried to defend himself.
“I like to think there are more important matters,” Hawkins said in response to Morgan’s defence.
Twitter however was not amused by this demand for Hawkins to twirl her green and blue dress for the cameras.
He has been called a “p***k” and highlighted the misogyny in the demand.
@chrisrickett What? I very rarely watch daytime TV. Is this really what it's like? Feels like something from the se… https://t.co/ki027f2ax7
— Very Angry Half Woman Half Mince Pie 🤬🤬 (@Very Angry Half Woman Half Mince Pie 🤬🤬)
Why have you allowed this? With the camera panning to her aswell.. disgusting misogynistic behaviour. @ITV… https://t.co/OWGNw9O03b