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Weatherman tells the host not to ask about the weather on voting day

BBC Breakfast had to end quickly today (June 23) as a presenter refused to talk about a “forbidden” subject. Roger Johnson and Rachel Burden returned to the helm of the show as it touched on the subject of the general election.

After discussing postal voting for the next polling day on July 4, the presenter said: “One of the facts is that when you get to polling day it’s the weather. Simple, very simple.

“We don’t know what it’s going to be like on the 4th of July. I won’t ask Darren, but we know the weather will pick up in the next few days.”

The BBC show brought on weatherman Darren Bett as Roger went back on his word and asked: ‘Parties love good weather don’t they, Darren? Because it gets people out.”

Meteor raised his hands as he replied, “Please don’t ask me about the weather forecast for voting day.” He added: “I’m not allowed to talk about it anyway!”

The presenter refused to talk about the General Election (Image: BBC)

He quickly tried to move on, saying, “And we have no idea. The weather will change later next week, but it’s really warming up over the next few days.” With that, he moved on to his full forecast for the week as he swept the general election under the rug.

Earlier this week, the general election was the main topic of the BBC show as Labour’s deputy leader Angela Rayner appeared on the BBC’s Friday Breakfast to talk about party leader Sir Keir Starmer.

Presenter Charlie Stayt asked her: “The reason I’m asking if you’re looking at Keir Starmer and the man who’s the leader of your party is because some people scratched their heads when he asked people about Jeremy Corbyn.

“The issue around this is trust – that’s the big issue it’s about. Some people are confused and unclear as to why he supported Corbyn to be Prime Minister if he never thought he could win.

“Starmer explained it the way he does a few times and people, to a degree, who are still not entirely clear on how to do what you want to say and do what you say.”

The meteorologist did not want to talk about the voting day (Image: BBC)

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Rayner replied: “Like Keir, we both served in the shadow cabinet because we wanted to put forward an opposition to the Tories and Keir and I were able to do that.

“We were both in 2015 and it’s fair to say the wheel fell off politics in the years after that and we wanted to make a strong case and promote a Labor government.

“We’ve tried to do that, but it’s also very clear that we’ve been hammered in 2019. The British public have rejected Labor and felt that we didn’t make a case for the country.”

BBC Breakfast is on BBC One every day from 6am