GOOD Morning Britain fans showered Susanna Reid with praise after her first interview with Boris Johnson in five years.
The broadcaster skilfully skewered Boris on the cost of living crisis during the sit-down chat inside Downing Street.
It was expertly done, with Dragons' Den star Steven Bartlett calling it a: "Masterful interview."
One fan wrote on Instagram: "Wow, @susannareid100 what a brilliant interviewer, presenter & reporter you are. Thank you for what you do & bringing it to us all.
Another said: "Best interview yet u grill him.
A third posted: "Sterling job Susanna unmissable TV."
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During the fiery live interview, no-nonsense Susanna presented the PM with tragic stories of families struggling to make ends meet.
She made him squirm with the desperate plight of one widowed pensioner who has resorted to eating just one meal a day to save money.
Sheepish Mr Johnson insisted he was doing "everything we can"- but admitted he could not completely shield people from crippling costs.
The pair locked horns in the PM's first GMB interview in almost five years following a Government boycott of the breakfast show.
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In the blazing showdown:
- Mr Johnson warned "very severe" inflation could send mortgage repayments through the roof
- He slapped down calls for a windfall tax on energy giants recording record profits
- Susanna confronted the PM on the sluggish visa scheme for Ukrainian refugees
- The PM insisted he was an "honest" politician in a grilling on his Partygate woes
- Susanna called Lorraine Kelly a "legend" after the PM asked "who is Lorraine?"
Hauling the PM over the coals, Susanna told him about 77-year-old Elsie who is struggling to heat her council house.
Susanna said: "She gets up early in the morning to use her freedom bus pass to stay on buses all day to avoid using energy at home. What else should Elsie cut back on?"
Mr Johnson replied that he didn't want Elsie to "cut back on anything"- before reminding her he launched 24hr freedom bus passes when Mayor of London.
Withering Susanna fired back: "Marvellous, so she should be grateful to you for her bus pass?"
The PM scrambled to lay out the cash packages he is putting on to cushion the cost of living blow whacking hard-pressed families.
He pointed to the £150 council tax cut and the £200 rebate off energy bills – adding the government is doing "everything we can".
But PM admitted it still would not be enough to shield everyone from the cost of living onslaught clobbering Brits.
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He said: "I accept that those contributions from the taxpayer- because that's what it is, taxpayer money – isn't going to be enough immediately to cover everybody's costs."
The PM insisted much of the problem were global energy price hikes rolling over to shopping bills, adding: "The cost of chickens is crazy!"
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