GMB viewers left 'shocked' as presenters interrogate Curtis Pritchard about his sexuality

'Good Morning Britain' viewers slammed the show for their 'invasive' interview of 'Love Island' star Curtis Pritchard on Thursday 8 August (ITV)

Good Morning Britain viewers were left "cringing" and uncomfortable on Thursday 8 August, when the show's presenters started 'interrogating' Love Island star Curtis Pritchard about this sexuality.

Appearing on the ITV breakfast show to discuss his time in the villa, the professional dancer was asked to clarify the recent comments he made about being open to being in a relationship with a man by host Kate Garraway.

"The future is a road that is unwritten; nobody can ever say what's going to happen in the future really," the 23-year-old began to explain. "Last year, would I have ever said that I'm on Love Island? No, so I never want to label what the future's going to be.

"All I want to say, is that I'm 100% comfortable where I am now in my relationship with Maura [Higgins] and it is moving in the correct direction," he added.

"But are you saying you're bisexual?" presenter Adil Ray interjected.

"I'm not labelling anything," Pritchard replied, to which Ray said: "Why not?"

"I don't feel like I need to," Pritchard clapped back.

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LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Star of "Love Island" Curtis Pritchard visits the Heat Radio Studio's for 'Heat under the Duvet' with Jordan Lee on August 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by HGL/Getty Images)
Love Island contestants Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard arrive at Stansted Airport in Essex following the final of the reality TV show.
Love Island contestants Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard share a kiss as they arrive at Stansted Airport in Essex following the final of the reality TV show.
Love Island contestants Maura Higgins and Curtis Pritchard arrive at Stansted Airport in Essex following the final of the reality TV show.
File photo dated 22/01/19 of Strictly Come Dancing star AJ Pritchard, who has joked that watching his brother Curtis's racy dance moves in Love Island was "scarring".
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: AJ Pritchard and Curtis Pritchard attend a VIP performance of Magic Mike Live London at the Hippodrome Casino on August 6, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 08: Star of "Love Island" Curtis Pritchard visits Daisy Maskell and Tom Green at the Kiss FM Studio's on August 08, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by HGL/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Channing Tatum and Curtis Pritchard attend a VIP performance of Magic Mike Live London at the Hippodrome Casino on August 6, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Curtis Pritchard and Megan Barton Hanson attend a VIP performance of Magic Mike Live London at the Hippodrome Casino on August 6, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - AUGUST 06: Curtis Pritchard (7L), AJ Pritchard (8L) and Channing Tatum (3R) pose with cast members David Morgan, Dean Stewart, Brian Siregar, Max Trengove, Ellie Clayton, Anthony Donadio, Samantha Baines, Aaron Witter, Jack Manley, Courtenay Brady, Kiel Ewen and Ross Sands at a VIP performance of Magic Mike Live London at the Hippodrome Casino on August 6, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
LONDON, ENGLAND - APRIL 08: AJ Pritchard and Curtis Pritchard attend the Football for Peace initiative dinner by Global Gift Foundation at Corinthia London on April 8, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by David M. Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images)
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During the interview, individuals who tuned in took to Twitter to describe the way in which Pritchard was being "badgered" was "unprofessional" and "disgraceful."

"He shouldn't have to label his sexuality and people shouldn't keep speculating," one wrote. "Let this guy live his life, if hes bisexual or ever gets with another male then so what? Its 2019 things like this should be widely accepted."

Another said: "Interrogating someone about their sexuality on tv? He shouldn't be forced to say or label himself as anything. Let him live."

A third tweeted: "Most uncomfortable watch @GMB! Should be ashamed of urselves not his biggest fan but thought @CurtisPritchard handled himself very well."

"This was a toe curling, cringing interview and I would have thought @kategarraway and @adilray would have conducted theirselves more professionally," another wrote. "Shameful and totally unnecessary!"

One viewer even drew attention to the fact that during her time in the villa, Pritchard's partner Maura revealed that she'd slept with women as well as men and that no one seems to be quizzing on her about that now that the reality series has ended.

- This article first appeared on Yahoo

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