Susanna Reid defends Joe Lycett's 'Kuenssberg' appearance

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Watch: GMB panel defend Joe Lycett over Liz Truss interview

Susanna Reid and Martin Lewis have defended comedian Joe Lycett's chaotic appearance on politics talk show Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg.

Lycett appeared on the show's debut episode alongside Labour politician Emily Thornberry and former Tory aide Cleo Watson and answered questions from Kuenssberg very sarcastically.

While Lycett was criticised by many including former BBC producer, Martin Lewis defended the comedian while hosting Good Morning Britain.

Read more: Joe Lycett tweets sarcastic response to Liz Truss victory: 'Smashed it babe'

Lewis said: "You invite a comedian on a programme, expect them to do comedy. And whoever produced that, it was a big risk doing that on the first show when you have both the Prime Ministerial candidate and President Zelensky’s wife doing an interview."

Martin Lewis is co-hosting 'Good Morning Britain' with Susanna Reid. (ITV/Shutterstock)
Martin Lewis is co-hosting 'Good Morning Britain' with Susanna Reid. (ITV/Shutterstock)

Reid also said that Lycett made 'quite a point' when he mocked the new Prime Minister for saying we don't know what is going to happen in the future.

Reid added: "Liz Truss says an interview [that] we don’t know what’s going to happen. We know exactly what’s happening."

Joe Lycet gives a speech at the opening of his new kitchen extension at his home on May 14, 2019 in England.(Photo by Ollie Millington/Getty Images)
Joe Lycet was critical of new Prime Minister Liz Truss. (Getty Images)

When appearing on Sunday with Laura Kuenssberg, the host asked Lycett about the strength of Truss' position with her at that point expected to be named Prime Minister.

Lycett replied sarcastically, saying: "I think the haters will say that we’ve had 12 years of the Tories and that we’re sort of at the dregs of what they’ve got available and that Liz Truss is the backwash of the available MPs.

"I wouldn’t say that because I’m incredibly right wing, but some people might say that."

New Conservative Party leader and incoming prime minister Liz Truss smiles and waves as she arrives at Conservative Party Headquarters in central London having been announced the winner of the Conservative Party leadership contest at an event in central London on September 5, 2022. - Truss is the UK's third female prime minister following Theresa May and Margaret Thatcher. The 47-year-old has consistently enjoyed overwhelming support over 42-year-old Sunak in polling of the estimated 200,000 Tory members who were eligible to vote. (Photo by Daniel LEAL / AFP) (Photo by DANIEL LEAL/AFP via Getty Images)
New Prime Minister Liz Truss. (AFP via Getty Images)

When it was announced earlier today that Truss would replace Boris Johnson as Britain's new Prime Minister, Lycett took to Twitter to sarcastically congratulate her.

He wrote: "Yes @trussliz absolutely smashed it babe!!!"

Sunday With Laura Kuenssberg airs Sundays at 9am on BBC One.