Matt Hancock suffered an embarassing grilling as he was forced to watch a video of himself breaking the Government’s own coronavirus advice.
BBC host Nick Robinson had pointed out people’s willingness to follow social distancing rules may deplete if they thought it was different rules for different people.
The Health Secretary, who had placed his hand on a colleague’s back, apologised for the mistake, but reminded viewers of the importance of following guidelines.
He said: “It was totally natural, and this just shows how difficult social distancing is. I know these rules inside out.
“I hadn’t seen my colleague for weeks and I really like him so I walked up.
“Then, as you can see, we thought ‘oh hold on’ and immediately corrected ourselves.
“All I can say is that I’m incredibly sorry for this momentary breach.”
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