Chris Tarrant shocks GMB viewers with coronavirus ‘conspiracy theory’ insisting a bat was not to blame for the pandemic – The Sun

CHRIS Tarrant left Good Morning Britain viewers in shock today with a wild conspiracy theory about the coronavirus pandemic.

The former Who Wants To Be a Millionaire host, 73, was appearing on the show via a live link when he said the virus couldn't have been started at a market in China.

Chris said: "I find it very hard to accept that one man in China eating a bat has caused this world scale of chaos.

"I find it very hard to believe. I can't understand that at all."

Experts believe the virus transferred from animals to humans at a wet market in Wuhan, China.

GMB viewers could not believe Chris' theory and quickly took to Twitter to express their views.

One wrote: "Chris Tarrant, first thing, going all in with a conspiracy theory on #GMB – 'I find it hard to believe this was all caused by some bloke in China eating a bat'."

A second said: "Chris Tarrant finds it very hard to believe that one man in China eating a bat has caused this global crisis. If you don't understand stuff, you're not obliged to comment on it."

While a third added: "Very scary moment at the beginning of the interview Chris Tarrant was about to explain his coronavirus conspiracy theory."

Speaking from his second home in Berkshire, Chris said he was finding life in lockdown hard but said he was grateful to not be trapped in a small flat in London.

Twitter users also commented that Chris may have flouted government rules by escaping his London home to undergo lockdown at his second house.

One wrote: "How's isolation going Chris Tarrant in your very big massive home .. oh I'm finding it very hard."

Another said: "Glad he’s ignored any rules and gone to his second home. No one was even bothered."

The telly veteran was on GMB to talk about new ITV drama Quiz, which is based on the infamous 2001 episode of Who Wants To Be a Millionaire when contestant Charles Ingram cheated in order to win £1million using an elaborate coughing ruse.

The former British Army major was eventually caught out, triggering a huge national scandal.

The drama about the incident airs tonight and stars Matthew McFayden as Charles and Michael Sheen as Chris.

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