GMB’s Ben Shephard intervenes as guest ‘defends MP watching adult content’

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Good Morning Britain host Ben Shephard was forced to clarify his guest's comments about a Tory MP allegedly watching porn in the House of Commons.

The ITV presenter spoke to journalist Quentin Letts about the MP allegedly watching pornography on his mobile phone inside the chamber.

However, the politics discussion on Thursday's show (April 28) faced a furious backlash as many viewers felt the reporter was defending the MP's act.

Quentin said the House of Commons is a boring place and MPs don't always concentrate on proceedings that go on inside the chamber. If you’ve ever been in the Houses of Parliament, it’s an extremely boring place.

"I think it would be wrong of viewers to think parliamentarians are constantly thinking about great matters at state when they’re in the House of Commons."

He added: "It’s not exactly like a church in there."

The journalist went on: "The politicians tend to represent the people of the country and there are a lot of grotty people in this country who get a kick out of pornography, and it’s always struck me as a pretty peculiar thing to do".

Later on in the show, Ben readdressed Quentin's comments following complaints from viewers on social media.

Ben said: "I feel like everybody slightly got the wrong end of the stick. A lot of people seemed to be up in arms that you were defending watching porn in the House of Commons. That’s not what you were doing."

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Quentin insisted he wasn't defending the MP's alleged porn-watching.

He said: "That’s not quite what I was doing. I was trying to make the point that the House of Commons is a very boring place, but you should not watch porn, boys and girls."

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