GB News: Dan Wootton fumes ‘not the day’ as guest questions Queen’s role


DAN WOOTTON clashed with a guest on GB News for questioning the role of the Queen as the country excitedly celebrates the Platinum Jubilee marking 70 years of Her Majesty’s reign.

Yesterday, hundreds of thousands of people cheered the Queen as she joined other royals on the balcony of Buckingham Palace on the first of four days of Platinum Jubilee celebrations. Her Majesty has played a key role in the opening day of her Platinum Jubilee celebrations

While discussing the Queen’s devotion to the nation, the Kiwi-born GB News host clashed with journalist Amy Nickell after she questioned the Queen’s role.

During a debate over the future of the monarchy on GB News’ Dan Wootton Tonight, commentator Dominique Samuels said: “I think a lot of people do feel as though the Queen has been brilliant, I don’t think anyone is against the Queen.”

Before Ms Nickell hit back, saying: “Brilliant at what? Really when we think about it.”

But a fuming Mr Wootton quickly dismissed her comments, replying: “Amy, this is not the day.

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Dan Wootton fumes ‘not the day’ as guest questions Queen’s devotion (Image: GB News)

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Journalist Amy Nickell questioned the role of the Queen (Image: GB News)


“I’m actually not going to have it today, I’m about freedom of speech, I want to discuss the future of the monarchy.

“But do you really, on this day, regardless of your feelings about the monarchy, want to come here and slag off the Queen who has given 70 years of dedication because, personally, I don’t want to hear it today.”

Before Ms Nickell added: “Dan, that’s exactly my problem.

“The fact that someone had to give their life, 70 years against their will, to a job they may not even like


“That’s kind of fundamentally wrong that she was born into a role that she had no say in.

“Look I love Britain, I love Oasis, I love the Spice Girls, I love prawn cocktail crisps, but I do have a problem with forcing somebody to do a job for 70 years.

“And look what popularity you get when you leave the Royal Family.”

On Thursday, more than 1,500 officers and soldiers along with 350 horses from the Household Division took part in Trooping the Colour, the first time the parade has been staged in full since the pandemic.

Dan Wootton and Amy Nickell

Discussing the Queen’s devotion to the nation, the Kiwi-born Dan clashed with journalist Amy Nickell (Image: GB News)

Prince Charles, the Duchess of Cornwall, the Princess Royal, the Duke and Duchess of Cambridge and their three children – Prince George, Princess Charlotte and Prince Louis – flanked the monarch on the balcony – the Royal Family’s first gathering there since 2019.

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