GMB viewers baffled by awkward, error-filled interview with Welsh actor Iwan Rheon
Good Morning Britain viewers reacted after an awkward interview with Welsh star Iwan Rheon where presenters Charlotte Hawkins and Ranvir Singh appeared to be wrong about several details.
The actor, who played Ramsay Bolton in the HBO series Game of Thrones, is set to star in the new dark comedy thriller, The Toll.
Set in Pembrokeshire, Iwan discussed working in such “beautiful” landscapes ahead of the film’s August 27 release date.
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The film is about a man who runs a tollgate but has a mysterious past that catches up with him, Iwan telling the hosts it’s “told in a really interesting way.”
But GMB viewers were distracted, as it appeared presenters Charlotte and Ranvir had received incorrect information.
As the interview continued, the discussion turned to music, with Ranvir asking Iwan about his band’s performance at Green Man over the weekend when it was a solo show that had previously had place.
“Those who go to the Green Man Festival will see you on stage in your musical aura, right?” Ranvir asked.
Adding: “Tell us about your group this weekend.”
“It was just me,” replied a puzzled Iwan. “It was Sunday, it happened.”
“Oh, was that last week?” Ranvir asked.
“Yeah, it was just me playing songs that I wrote,” said Iwan.
Charlotte continued, “But you wanted to be a rock star, didn’t you? Isn’t that where it all started for you? Because I read that you even wanted to do Eurovision.”
“Have I got?” Iwan replied. “I never remember, but I really wanted to be a rock star yes.”
The host pointed out that this was written in her notes, but later in the interview Charlotte mistakenly suggested there was a family birthday today.
She said, “I understand, I think you have a little one, don’t you? It’s her birthday today? You might as well have a party in your house, right? ”
Iwan said awkwardly, “Uh… It was a few… It was the 14th, so yeah.”
Viewers quickly took to social media to criticize the awkward interview.
“It was painful to watch… do your #GMB research,” one wrote.
While another added: “#gmb removing all incorrect facts about Iwan this morning. “
And a third commented: It was the most embarrassing interview I have ever seen #gmb. “
Another suggested they were part of a prank and wrote, “Were Ant and Dec in their ears with these questions. Every fact was wrong.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6 a.m. on ITV.
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