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BBC Breakfast viewers saw Louise Minchin and Dan Walker back for Tuesday morning’s instalment of the BBC morning programme and as ever, the pair were joined by a range of guests throughout. Unsurprisingly, the biggest talking point of the day remained the latest breakthrough with the possible coronavirus vaccine, which could prevent 90 percent of people from getting the disease. However, when host Walker welcomed Health Secretary Matt Hancock onto the programme, some of those watching slammed the “easy ride” given to the MP by the host. 

Appearing from a balcony at the BBC, Mr Hancock seemed delighted to be able to give an update after yesterday’s milestone announcement. 

Asked first about the logistics, the Health Secretary replied: “Yes, well this is promising news, we’re absolutely determined should this vaccine be certified as clinically safe, a hurdle that still needs to be passed.

“We’ll roll it out according to clinical needs, it’s the best thing for the country,” he added, explaining how it would go to elderly members of society in care homes first.

Throughout the interview, the pair had a fairly tame chat as Mr Hancock continued to outline further how the roll-out of the vaccination could work. 

Some of those watching were left questioning the interview and accused the BBC host of giving Mr Hancock “an easy ride”.

Taking to Twitter, one shared: “I was kind of hoping Dan Walker might press Matt Hancock to confirm that Dido Harding won’t be allowed anywhere near any forthcoming vaccine rollout. We’ve had enough f**k-ups for one pandemic, thank you #BBCBreakfast.”

“Stumbling, bumbling, hope I get away with it, Hancock gets another easy ride from Dan Walker on BBC Breakfast time. Dire journalism from Walker,” said another.

A third echoed: “No wonder Matt Hancock likes BBC Dan Walker struggling to simple questions easy interview when interviewee in control.”


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