Good Morning Britain was hosted by Richard Madeley and Charlotte Hawkins today and joining them live in the studio was Matt Hancock MP.
Speaking about his pitch to run for Prime Minister, the health secretary got into a heated discussion with Madeley and cut him off in order to explain his point of view.
Madeley said: “Good luck at uniting your party because at the moment you are completely split.
“You’ve got people like Boris Johnson MP and Esther Mcvey MP saying, ‘We are leaving on October 31 and that’s it and we are prepared to leave without a deal’ .
“And we’ve got people like you saying, ‘no, no, no, no, no, we’ve got to have a deal’ and I just don’t see how you’re going to bridge that?”
Replying, Hancock argued: “But Richard, the thing is this; we’re having this big debate, we then need to come together afterwards and we need to deliver according to whoever wins this and I as Prime Minister would expect that mandate to be followed -“
“So you expect Boris Johnson,” Madeley interrupted and Hancock hit back: “No! Hold on, hold on.”
But Madeley was on a roll and continued: “Hang on, hang on, let me pick up on that. So if Boris Johnson, were to win, the smart money is on him at the moment and we all know that the leader of the pack often falls.
“But lets say he does it and he does take us out [of the EU] on the 31st without a deal, you’d support him in cabinet, would you?”
Attempting to answer, Hancock replied: “I have -“ but that wasn’t good enough for Madeley when he clarified: “Yes or no?”
“Yes,” Hancock stated and then added: “I would support any of the current ten other contenders and I expect and hope they would support me too.”
As for what Hancock’s unique selling point is, he explained to Hawkins: “I’m going to look to the future and the technology to make Britain prosperous.
“I back businesses, I am a big supporter of creating new jobs and better jobs, more money in peoples pockets, using the growing economy to allow people to take home more money.”
It comes as Hancock as well as nine other Conservative MP’s have nominated themselves for the leadership election to take over from Theresa May after she announced she would be standing down on June 7.
She confirmed she would stay on as PM until a new leader is chosen – which senior Conservative figures said should be by the end of July.
Earlier in the week on GMB, Hawkins interviewed Nigel Farage MEP who was on a live video link from Westminster.
Discussing the UK European Election result, Farage snapped at the presenter when she tried to state the statistics.
Hawkins suggested: “What I want to say, they [Change UK] did gain a bigger percentage.”
“No, no,” Farage exclaimed and could be seen shaking his head in disagreement, but Hawkins continued to explain: “If you add up all the pro-remain parties, they did gain a bigger percentage, 35.8 per cent versus the Brexit Party 31.6 per cent. So actually pro-remain parties altogether did win a bigger percentage.”
“No, I’m sorry, this is absolute tosh!” Farage exclaimed.