'Slip of the tongue' Alex Beresford speaks out after Keir Starmer blunder on GMB

During a heated discussion with former Home Secretary Jacqui Smith following the Conservatives landmark victory in Hartlepool during the local elections yesterday, Alex Beresford appeared to make an error while discussing the Labour leader, Sir Kier Starmer. However, he has since taken to social media to address his mistake.

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Alex, 40, found himself co-anchoring Good Morning Britain alongside Kate Garraway after the May 6 local elections.

As the two grilled Shadow Communities Secretary Steve Reed, Kate, 53, claimed that the elections had been a “disastrous night” for the Labour party.

However, she became furious when Mr Reed failed to answer her when probed on what the Labour party stands for.

The pair went on to speak to Jacqui Smith, who was the UK’s Home Secretary between 2007 and 2009 under the Labour Prime Minister, Gordon Brown.

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'Slip of the tongue' Alex Beresford speaks out after Keir Starmer blunder on GMB

Alex Beresford has taken to social media to clarify an error he made earlier today (Image: ITV/PA)

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Jacqui Smith couldn’t help but grin after Alex made a slip up (Image: ITV)

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During their discussion, the former Strictly Come Dancing contestant suggested that the Conservatives’ claims of bringing unemployment down and providing more jobs had “clearly worked in Hartlepool, which feels like it’s been left behind”.

Jacqui went on to add that the Tories may find it “difficult” to continue spending taxpayers money as the year continues.

She said: “Things are not going to carry on being as positively sunny, upwards, as they are at the moment and that’s when I think politics will get back to normal and that’s when Labour need to have answers to the questions that are being asked about the future of the country, who want to know.”

Grilling the MP, Alex quipped: “What is it about Boris Johnson that Steer Calmer just doesn’t have?”

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Alex clarified on social media that he had, in fact, made an error on the show (Image: TWITTER)

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Smith claims that Kier Starmer had “an awful lot to do” defending his loss in Hartlepool (Image: GETTY)

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What were the May 6 elections for? (Image: EXPRESS)

Just seconds after his error which appeared to have not gone unnoticed with Jacqui, the 58-year-old laughed at Alex’s remark.

“He [Boris Johnson], has not exactly played it well on and off the field,” before Jacqui quickly interrupted, adding: “No, I’m not sure that’s true, you mean Boris Johnson hasn’t played it well?”

Beresford claimed that Mr Johnson hadn’t led the country properly over the past 12 months during the coronavirus pandemic.

However, his blunder soon caught the attention of social media users who had tuned into the programme.

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“@alexberesfordTV ‘Steer Calmer, Kier Starmer’, Alex you should be on their PR team, that’s got to stick, surely!” tweeted one viewer.

Responding to the tweet, Alex penned in view of his 254,200 followers: “Slip of the tongue!”

“That was my nickname for him!!! How funny,” penned another follower.

While a third added: “Suits him we will keep that.”

Following the successful role out of the coronavirus vaccination programme and the end of lockdown restrictions in sight, Alex believes that the Labour party may now struggle to regain voters that they may have once had.

“What has been important about Kier Starmer’s first year is that he’s had an awful lot to do,” said Jacqui before going on to say: “He’s had a lot to do to get the party back in any sort of shape.”

It comes as Tory MP Jill Mortimer secured a 6,940 majority in Hartlepool, winning 15,529 votes to Labour candidate Dr Paul Williams’ 8,589.

She described her by-election glory as a “truly historic result”, referring to the fact that Hartlepool hadn’t seen a Conservative MP win for over five decades.

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