‘You like to scoop the froth!’: Health Secretary and waffle-fan Matt Hancock is caught out on TV AGAIN as he is recorded using his fingers to finish his cappuccino before interview
- Health Secretary appeared on ITV’s GMB to talk about new NHS initiative
- But he was recorded before the interview scooping the froth off of his coffee
- Mr Hancock was previously recorded wolfing down a sugary stroopwafel
Matt Hancock was again the unwitting victim of a live television camera today as he was caught eating the foam from the top of his cappuccino before an interview.
The Health Secretary was recorded taking the top off of his take-away coffee and using his hands to ‘scoop the froth’ into his mouth.
In May he was caught wolfing down a sugary stroopwafel treat just minutes before doing a live TV interview.
Mr Hancock had been booked on ITV’s Good Morning Britain programme today to discuss NHS plans to use Amazon’s Alexa to answer people’s health questions.
But the interview got off to a strange start as presenter Piers Morgan pulled Mr Hancock up on the way he finishes his coffee.
Mr Hancock was recorded scooping up the froth from his cappuccino before a TV interview today
The Health Secretary insisted the froth was ‘the best bit of a coffee’ after he was grilled by Piers Morgan on ITV’s Good Morning Britain programme
Mr Hancock was previously caught eating stroopwafels before a TV interview in May
Mr Morgan said: ‘We will talk about Alexa in a moment. First of all, you know that last time you came on here we caught you eating a stroopwafel.
‘We have now uncovered a new alarming health secretary trait where you like to scoop the froth out of your cappuccino.’
A clip of Mr Hancock eating the foam from his coffee was then played, as a grinning Health Secretary responded and said: ‘It is the best bit of a cappuccino!
‘It is the best bit of a coffee. The froth at the top. I can’t believe you have recorded that.’
Mr Morgan replied: ‘You can’t believe we did it again? What kind of health minister are you?’
Footage of Mr Hancock eating stroopwafels before a previous appearance on GMB prompted went viral and prompted him to take a packet of the treats to a meeting of the Cabinet.
He had defended eating the sugary snacks and said: ‘All good things in moderation. We are all allowed a bit of joy in our lives from time to time.’
He added: ‘I love life, but I love my waffles.’
Despite the light-hearted start to today’s interview, Mr Hancock was swiftly put under pressure over Boris Johnson’s performance at last night’s Tory leadership debate.
Mr Morgan said Mr Johnson – who Mr Hancock is backing in the race for Number 10 – had appeared ‘incapable’ of answering even the most straight forward of questions.
Mr Morgan asked: ‘What is his problem? Why can’t he just give a straight answer to straight questions? They are not difficult questions.’
Mr Hancock rejected the suggestion that the former mayor of London had not answered questions.
‘He gave straight answers very clearly,’ he said.
‘I thought the clarity about needing to deliver on Brexit and then move on as a country and solve a whole load of other problems that we made, that shone through.
‘Actually he was accused of peddling optimism. I think peddling optimism is what we want to see a lot more of in this country where we can look forward with confidence and deliver Brexit, yes, but then pull the country together and get moving.
‘That is what people want to see. If that’s what you are going to be accused of that is exactly the right thing.’