BBC BREAKFAST viewers slammed anchor Charlie Stayt for a "rude, aggressive and hostile" interview about the current train strikes.
The veteran, 60, interviewed transport secretary Grant Shapps, which made viewers claim him as "one of the most rude interviewers on TV."
To discuss the current train strikes, the interview got off to a hostile start when Charlie said: "You're the transport minister, and it's almost like you're suggesting it doesn't have much to do with you?
"Why are you not more involved in this process?"
Grant replied: "Why do you say that? I don't think that's right at all, I'm involved in it every single day, almost every hour."
Charlie snapped back: "Give me an example. Yesterday during the strike day, what actually did you do?"
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Grant then explained that he had a meeting where he looked at the overall picture and tried to "work out" how to get the "offer on the table."
Charlie said: "This I understand is all a part of your 16 day plan," before later going on to say that "most people" won't read it.
After multiple interruptions, Charlie then said: "Hold on a minute, Mr Shapps," and claimed people would be "bemused" and find it "odd" what he is talking about when there are currently no trains.
Viewers were left fuming over Charlie's behaviour in the interview.
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Taking to Twitter, one viewer said: "Charlie was so rude, aggressive and hostile in this interview, not what I would expect from the BBC."
Another wrote: "Charlie Stayt on @BBCBreakfast is one of the most rude interviewers on TV. He asks a question before his interviewee can respond and then talks all over them!"
A third penned: "What an absolute car crash of an interview with @grantshapps on @BBCBreakfast."
BBC Breakfast airs every day at 6am.
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