BBC Breakfast host pokes fun at Tory minister with awkward flag joke

BBC Breakfast host pokes fun at Tory minister with awkward flag joke

BBC Breakfast presenter Charlie Stayt left government minister Robert Jenrick red-faced this morning after he mocked the size of the Union Jack flag the politician had in his office.

The secretary for housing, communities and local government had been talking to Stayt and co-host Naga Munchetty about the successful rollout of the Covid-19 vaccine in the UK, with all adults now expected to have had their first jab by the end of July.

However, the interview ended on a slightly different note than what had already been discussed.

As they were wrapping up, out of nowhere Stayt chose to bring up the rather large Union Jack, next to a framed photograph of the Queen, that could be seen in the corner of Jenrick’s room in Westminster.

Stayt said, “Robert Jenrick, thank you. I don’t think your flag is not up to standard size government interview measurements. I think it’s just a little bit small but that’s your department really.”

Jenrick politely smiled in response but the cherry on the cake of this segment was Munchetty’s reaction who literally couldn’t contain her laughter.

Footage from the moment has quickly gone viral and much like Munchetty, people thought it was hilarious.

We’re not sure if sarcasm towards government ministers will be a regular feature of BBC Breakfast interviews going forward but it’s a nice addition at least.

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