GOOD Morning Britain viewers were left in hysterics today as an environmental scientist explained that people need to stop building conservatories while sitting in her own.
Angela Terry, environmental scientist and founder of One Home: Positive Solutions, appeared on the ITV morning stalwart as she discussed incoming building legislation to help future-proof UK homes against climate change.
Under new rules from June, any conservatory intended as part of a new development will need to show it will not create “unwanted solar gain”.
The new guidance is part of several measures aimed at future-proofing UK homes against predicted rising summers temperatures.
Discussing the incoming legislation, Angela appeared on GMB and said that conservatories “act like a furnace” for the rest of the home and claimed the move was about protecting the planet.
However, the environmental commentator’s undermined her sentiments as she admitted to conducting the interview in her conservatory in her home in Somerset.
She shared: “So once they’re up we know people don’t want to take them down
which is fine, obviously I’m in my conservatory here when we bought the house it was here, so we’re just trying to keep people safe ultimately.”
Understandably perplexed by Terry’s hypocrisy, host Susanna Reid pointed out: “Hang on, you’re saying you’re alright in your conservatory?
“Your conservatory is still going to stand but nobody else is allowed to have one from now on, is that your point?”
Acknowledging the irony with a smile, Angela clarified her point: “So this house came with a conservatory on it.
“What the new legislation is saying is not to build new ones because we know the world is getting warmer and warmer.
“So what you’re doing is building infrastructure and we’re doing it all round the UK that isn’t fit for purpose for when we have hotter and hotter weather.
“When we have this hotter weather, the tarmac melts and all that other stuff
and people will get very ill, they get heat stress and particularly if they’re pregnant
or old they end up in hospital because they can’t regulate their body temperature.”
The environmental expert’s appearance from her conservatory didn’t go unnoticed by viewers, who couldn’t help but laugh at the irony.
One wrote: “LOL Woman on ITV saying we should ditch conservatories .. speaking from her conservatory.
“I didn’t realise comedy started so early in the daytime schedule”.
“GMB Woman with conservatory tells people not to build conservatories” another shared alongside a laughing-face emoji.
A third commented: “Shes telling people not to get a conservatory while sitting in a conservatory #gmb”.
“A woman on #GMB preaching about conservatories and ditching them while sat in her conservatory. What is going on @GMB,” another shared alongside several laughing emojis.
Good Morning Britain airs Monday to Friday from 6am on ITV