So those tuning in expecting the News at Ten to see a drama air instead are going to be a bit confused. Especially on an important milestone day in terms of Coronavirus.
More than 100,000 people have now died with coronavirus in the UK.— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) January 27, 2021
This morning, we pay tribute to all of those who have died and to those who have been left behind. With their families’ permission, here are just some of their stories.@piersmorgan | @susannareid100#GMB pic.twitter.com/r6O6FRyUjI
We pay tribute to each and every single person who has lost their life from this dreadful virus.— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) January 27, 2021
May they all rest in peace. pic.twitter.com/Vtt0QHXpYH
I think it would have meant a hell of a lot more coming from Ben and Kate (especially with Kate's very personal experience with the virus) than from hypocritical Morgan who lambasted people who broke the rules on public gatherings until his son was found to have disobeyed these rules, and then jetted off on a nice little luxury holiday to Antigua over Christmas from his Tier 4 area, all the while peddling the 'we're all in it together' schtick.
I applaud the idea behind the act of remembering the people themselves rather than lumping them all in as 'just another statistic' wholeheartedly, however. In all the headlines about death figures, the fact that every single one of these people was someone's mother, father, son, daughter, husband, wife needs to be remembered and can all too easily be lost in the figures.
Viewers don't want news all the time, that's what the News Channel is there for.