GMB’s Adil Ray shut down by Edwina Curry as she refuses to answer his question

Good Morning Britain presenter Adil Ray was shut down by former MP Edwina Curry on today's show, as he quizzed her about the education system.

The 73-year-old politician appeared on the show alongside Ateh Jewel, as they chatted with Adil and Kate Garraway about the current state of affairs in British politics.

When Kate tried to bring up the Conservative party's controversial treatment of the A-level results, Edwina then replied: "Don't start me with A-levels, I used to be a teacher."

However, things kicked off when Adil grilled Edwina about the recent backlash to the results, as he wondered whether the Secretary of State for Education ought to resign.

Gavin Williamson received criticism when the government made a U-turn on their decision to use predictive grades to determine A-level results earlier this month.

After the incident made headlines, many suggested Mr Williamson ought to step down from the role, after one year in the position.

Turning to Edwina on today's show, Adil referred to her infamous 1988 resignation, during the salmonella-in-eggs controversy.

He said: "You famously had to resign when you found yourself in a difficult situation – do you think Gavin Williams should resign?"

Making it clear she didn't want to answer, she replied: "I think heads will roll."

Adil refused to let it go, repeating: "Should Gavin Williamson resign?"

Then, Edwina decided to shut him down completely, as she snapped: "I'm not going to give you an answer to that, that's not my job. It's way above my pay grade."

Later ending the interview, Kate made a subtle reference to Edwina's controversial resignation, after the former MP made it clear she stood by her decisions.

Kate quipped: "The egg industry didn't particularly thank you for that, but swings and roundabouts."

Good Morning Britain airs on weekdays at 6am on ITV

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