Was the cladding used in the Grenfell Tower illegal?

The Government revealed that 60 high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country have failed the fire cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster.

The death toll currently stands at 79, although many people in the local community suspect the number is a lot higher.

This morning we were joined by the Housing Minister Alok Sharma, who was asked about the Grenfell Tower death toll, the failed safety tests and the use of cladding in the building.

Was the cladding used in the Grenfell Tower illegal? Watch the full interview here.

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It's Harry Potter's 20th anniversary and Piers Morgan couldn't be happier...

You shall worship and obey your co-host

– Piers Morgan casts a spell on Susanna Reid

It's sold 500 million copies worldwide, in multiple languages and produced words that are now included in the Oxford English Dictionary... but Piers Morgan still isn't impressed with Harry Potter!

Twenty years ago today the first Harry Potter book was published, and today we were joined by the bookshop owner who tried to convert Piers into a Potter fan by tweeting every single word of The Philosopher's Stone.

Did he manage to win Piers over? Watch the full interview above.

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Dad meets the man who received his daughter's heart

I was there spending Father's Day with my daughter

– Bill Connor

Today we heard the heartwarming story of Bill Conner, who cycled 1,400 miles to meet the man who received his daughter’s heart.

Bill met the recipient of the life-saving donation, Loumonth Jack Jr, on Fathers Day and described the moment he rested his head against Loumonth's chest to hear his daughter Abbey Connor's heart beating again.

There was an incredibly touching moment during the interview when Loumonth placed a stethoscope on his chest so Bill and the rest of the Good Morning Britain viewers could hear Abbey's heart beating live on air.

Watch the full interview above.

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Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. Sixty high-rise buildings in 25 local authorities across the country have failed the fire cladding safety tests after the Grenfell Tower disaster, the Government has said

  2. Some 200 residents are refusing to leave four tower blocks evacuated over fire safety concerns in the wake of the Grenfell Tower disaster, the leader of Camden Council Georgia Gould has said

  3. Brexit Secretary David Davis formerly sets out the UK's position on rights for EU citizens post-Brexit later on today. He said he's "not certain" Britain will leave the EU with a deal.

  4. Six people, including two children, were injured after they were hit by a car after leaving a mosque in Newcastle. A 42-year-old woman has been arrested over the incident, which police said is not being treated as a terrorist attack.

  5. Protests in East London took place over the weekend over the death of 25-year-old Edir Frederico Da Costa following a traffic stop. Four people were arrested and six police officers have been injured.

Schoolboys wear skirts in school protest

Who said skirts are just for girls? A group of schoolboys in Exeter are wearing skirts to school in protest at being told they were not allowed to wear shorts.

The pupils asked permission to modify their uniform because of the hot weather, but the headteacher denied their request.

Some of the young protesters joined us this morning and their spokesperson told us: "I want shorts this year and I’m going to keep wearing it until they give us shorts this year".

The boys also told us about the unforeseen pitfalls of skirt wearing such as: having to shave their legs, being told off by teachers for having their skirt up too high and the annoyance of having their exposed thighs sticking to the chair furniture.

Watch the full interview above.

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Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. Theresa May has promised to give three million EU migrants the right to stay in the UK after Brexit. The Prime Minster said the EU citizens living in the UK for five years or more will be given the same treatment as full British citizens.

  2. The Government have announced that at least 11 high-rise blocks have been fitted with similar cladding used on Grenfell Tower. Tests are currently being carried out on over 600 high rises across the country.

  3. A Which? investigation into the security of connected devices in the home has shown how hackers could access your home network and connected appliances in as little as four days

  4. The National Audit Office has called the Government's multi billion plans for the new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point a "risky" and "expensive" project

  5. A group of boys in Exeter have worn skirts to school in protest at being told they were not allowed to wear shorts. Is it okay to wear shorts at school or work? We'll be discussing this topic more during the show.

Alexandra Shulman says goodbye to Vogue after 25 years

I really wanted the Queen. Yes (we tried) but she wouldn’t do it... tried several times over 25 years

– Alexandra Shulman

As she prepares to step down from her position tomorrow as editor at British Vogue magazine after 25 years, Alexandra Shulman joined Good Morning Britain to tell us why she made the big decision and how she feels as her last day approaches.

Alexandra told us that putting together a special publication for the iconic fashion magazine's 100th birthday made her realise it was a good time to move on.

She told Ben and Susanna: “It was when I was looking at a book that I’d published about the 100th year when I realised I’d sort of packaged it all up between these covers and it was all neat and there, and I thought, ‘Listen, if you’re ever gonna go, now is the time to go, otherwise you’re going to be 100.’”

Should cosmetic surgery games aimed at children be banned?

I was offered cheek fillers, acid peels - it's just crazy all this was offered to a 15 year old

– Ella Collins-Godden

Makeover apps and online plastic surgery games aimed at children should not be allowed, according to a report out today, which also calls for a ban on non-medical procedures such as botox being performed on teenagers as young as 15.

In a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, experts warn such games can have a negative impact on young people's self image and mental health.

We were joined this morning by pageant director Sara Collins and her daughter Ella who took part in an investigation into cosmetic surgery being offered to teenagers.