GB News’ live coverage of The Great British Breakfast cut out on Tuesday morning (Picture: GB News)
GB News suffered another technical blunder as the website crashed this morning leaving viewers unable to watch the live coverage.
Former BBC journalist Andrew Neil launched his news channel on Sunday night with a host of presenters such as Dan Wootton, Kirsty Gallacher and Nana Akua.
However, the live feed of Tuesday’s edition of The Great British Breakfast cut out on the GB News website and mobile phones with a message about a Google technical issue.
It stopped when reporter Rosie Wright was in the middle of an interview in Newcastle discussing the delayed Freedom Day.
Reacting to the technical fault, one viewer tweeted: ‘Attention #gbnews your broadcast is repeating and cycling at 07:24.’
Another wondered: ‘Whats happened to #GBNews its frozen at 7.24 and can’t get it on my phone either anyone else having problems [sic].’
One other viewer weighed in: ‘Live broadcast has crashed, looks indicative of some sort of DDOS attack perhaps?’
The live feed returned just after 8am and appeared to be without issue.
Presenter Simon McCoy later defended the channel and said while chatting to the morning hosts: ‘As everybody knows, we’re having a few technical issues. This is a brand new station, I was at Sky News and there were technical issues there. It happens, we’ll get through this.’
Many viewers were frustrated over the other ongoing technical issues with the sound and lighting quality.
During the launch of The Great British Breakfast on Monday, the studio switched to a regional reporter whose sound cut out seconds later, forcing them to change to another presenter out in the field.
Viewers complained they could hear echoes when the hosts, Gallacher, Akua and Darren McCaffrey, were presenting, as well as random coughing noises.
However, it seems the teething problems haven’t entirely ruined GB News’ launch as the channel reportedly had more viewers than BBC News on Monday.
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The Great British Breakfast airs weekdays at 6am on GB News.