"I’m hoping the judges will be kind – and filled with Christmas spirit."
The education secretary's morning media round didn't exactly go smoothly on Monday.
"They're not really comparable figures, are they?" Sally Nugent noted.
"Forgive me but I’m struggling to hear the answer to this question," BBC Breakfast's Sally Nugent pushed.
"Don’t worry, nobody noticed. Carry on.”
“It’s an honour to take the reins from Louise and be part of the UK’s most watched breakfast show," she said.