However, other viewers seemed more interested in a Union Flag being absent from the frame following the backlash the programme has faced in the last few weeks for sporting the flag in the background of interviews.
“Where’s his flag? #BBCBreakfast,” a fifth wrote whilst a sixth jokingly recalled a conversation between the minister and his assistant over whether to put up a picture of the monarch.
“Dowden – ’S**t! I’m on BBC Breakfast in a minute and my flag is in the wash!’
“Assistant – ‘I know, I’ll print off an A3 picture of the Queen and stick it over that poster of the tennis player scratching her a***.’
“Dowden – ‘Oh, Timmy what would I do without you?’ #BBCBreakfast,” they concluded.