GMB Ofcom complaints reach 2,600 over Dr Hilary warning during Covid discussion

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Good Morning Britain has been hit with 2,600 complaints after a discussion about the coronavirus between Dr Hilary Jones and Richard Madeley.

Complaints have been pouring in since the November 1 episode of the ITV show, in which Dr Hilary spoke of an "anti-vaccine" leaflet.

Ofcom has now revealed that it has had another 255 complaints, taking the total to 2,599.

In the segment which upset viewers, Dr Hilary spoke of a leaflet which he said included "complete misinformation".

The leaflet falsely claimed to be linked to the Government, and explained apparent "risks" that could come with getting the COVID vaccination.

The GP and TV star said the leaflet was "dangerous"”.

He then handed it to host Richard – who is currently a contestant on I'm A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here! – and the presenter ripped it up.

Dr Hilary warned: "Beware of bogus letter drops, which are complete nonsense. This is complete misinformation.

“It looks like a Government UK yellow card reporting scheme for adverse reactions to any kind of medicines or vaccines.

"But this purports to talk about all sorts of adverse reactions to vaccines, which are completely bogus and hoax."

Richard then asked him if the leaflet was anti-vaccine.

And the doctor replied: "Oh absolutely – and this would put a lot of people off the vaccine, dangerously, because it is complete misinformation."

The Ofcom complaints are a drop in the ocean compared to the record 58,000 that Good Morning Britain received this year when Piers Morgan spoke out about Meghan Markle.

However, ITV was cleared over those remarks.

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