This Morning viewers brand Gyles Brandreth ‘detached from the real world’ as he laughs about eating cold baked beans amid cost of living crisis

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This Morning viewers were not happy with former MP Gyles Brandreth and his comments on the cost of living crisis.

The Celebrity Gogglebox star was an MP for the City of Chester constituency from 1992 until 1997, and revealed he wished he was in the House of Commons today as the mini Budget was announced.

Speaking with hosts Alison Hammond and Dermot O’Leary about the soaring price of household bills and ways to preserve energy, the broadcaster left a sour taste in the mouths of many.

The group discussed how the cost of living crisis has resulted in people debating whether they can afford to cook a roast dinner, to which Gyles said he hasn’t had one in ‘years’ because he lives from his microwave.

‘A family meal, that’s what’s important. We live by the microwave, we haven’t done a Sunday roast in years. Or, we go out to the pub, we’ve got a wonderful local pub nearby’, he began.

Proceeding to profess his love for baked beans, he added: ‘You can do a roast in the microwave, though. We do baked beans in the microwave. Baked beans and fish fingers, that’s my signature dish. And I’ve discovered that baked beans cold are rather fun. Cold baked beans have an almost neurotic charge.’

Viewers said the former MP’s comments were ‘patronising’ (Picture: Ken McKay/ITV/REX/Shutterstock)

Gyles continued to offer tips on cooking beans in the microwave: ‘You have to put a saucer on top otherwise they burst everywhere and then you’re cleaning it out for the rest of the day.’

Host Dermot chimed in, adding how much he ‘loves’ brown fish fingers, with Gyles saying ‘the other day’ he was in a ‘hurry’ so he ate his baked beans ‘straight from the can.’

Taking to Twitter to share their fury following the chat, one viewer branded Gyles ‘detached from the real world’, claiming ‘millionaires’ shouldn’t be the ones dishing out advice and their opinions on the cost of living crisis.

#ThisMorning millionaires all talking about how fun it is to eat cold baked beans out of the can laughing about it… without an absolute clue that some people will have no choice but to do this. So far detached from the real world

— SJ (@SJ_LFC1) September 23, 2022

This is not going to help the average person struggling at this moment in time at all. #ThisMorning

— Jackie cariad 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 (@HEGATTY68) September 23, 2022

#ThisMorning Is this a party political broadcast by the Conservative party?

— Pete Cox (@PeteCox7) September 23, 2022

This program has reached its peak disgust. Awful review of budget, we are suffering, we are choosing how many meals we can eat, and they are Banging on about eating cold beans and Alison’s hot tub.

— Just (@just808) September 23, 2022

Privileged Gyles hasn’t got a …read more

Source:: Metro – Entertainment


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