For the interview, the prime minister has agreed to come face to face with presenter Susanna Reid at 10 Downing Street for his long-anticipated appearance on GMB.
"We’re actually going to be hearing from him, for once, tomorrow," host Kate Garraway said and informed viewers that it's been “1,790 days, nearly five years, since he [Johnson] last spoke to this show”.
Over the years, Reid and former co-host Piers Morgan - known for their no-nonsense questioning of the government - berated Johnson for purposely snubbing the programme.
In January this year, Reid reflected on (and mocked) the memorable moment from the show: "It’s still etched in my memory. I think we need to go back up to check that he’s still not in there!"
It was back in 2017 when Johnson was the foreign secretary that he was interviewed on GMB - and things have certainly changed since then.
Tomorrow @susannareid100 will be interviewing Prime Minister Boris Johnson live from Downing Street.\n\nWatch GMB http://daytimelink.itv.com/GMB\u00a0pic.twitter.com/uURL0lTgcl
— Good Morning Britain (@Good Morning Britain)
Piers Morgan has reacted to the news, jokingly tweeting: "He's out of the fridge!" and the broadcaster who has recently joined TalkTV also added in an interview offer: "If you're doing the rounds @BorisJohnson - you know where to find me."
He\u2019s out of the fridge! \nIf you\u2019re doing the rounds @BorisJohnson - you know where to find me.https://twitter.com/gmb/status/1521003796821909505\u00a0\u2026
The past few years have been eventful with the 2019 general election, followed by the Covid pandemic, along with Partygate, viewers of the programme are keen for Reid to put Johnson in the hot seat and hold him accountable.
Alistair Campbell had a Twitter thread full of questions to put to Johnson, one of them included: "Ask him to mark himself out of ten on each of Honesty, Objectivity, Openness, Selflessness, Integrity, Accountability and Leadership."
Getting good briefing from the viewers in replies. One from me. Ask him to mark himself out of ten on each of Honesty, Objectivity, Openness, Selflessness, Integrity, Accountability and Leadership. Ask him Re the soaring use of foodbanks (doubled in our area in recent months) 1/3https://twitter.com/susannareid100/status/1521024148985847808\u00a0\u2026
Please don\u2019t go soft on him.\n\nMany things need to be asked and answered:\n\n- Atrocious living wage.\n- Bedroom tax being scrapped.\n- Holding energy companies accountable for high bills.\n- NHS rebuilding and funding.\n- Helping working families.\n- Better social care.
So when it benefits him with elections coming up he finally decides to go on your show. Make it hell for him. Talk about \nPartygate \nCost of living \nMisleading the house\nAnd of course all the lies he tells which twitter won't give me enough space to write them allhttps://twitter.com/susannareid100/status/1521024148985847808\u00a0\u2026