A GB News presenter is facing criticism after he claimed asylum seekers should be forced into unpaid work when they come to the UK.

Andrew Pierce appeared on Good Morning Britain on Tuesday morning to discuss Rishi Sunak’s flagship Rwanda bill.

The Prime Minister is facing a growing rebellion over his plan, with a number of MPs saying they would be backing amendments to the legislation.

Speaking about asylum seekers on the programme, Pierce said: “They go into a hotel. They get board and lodge. They get a bit of money. I would make them work. I would make them work in return for their board and lodge. They have to work.

“They wouldn’t get a wage. That would be in return for their board and lodge.”

A number of people took to social media to call out Pierce for his comments with one suggesting he was “advocating for the return of slavery”.

Another user described the comments as “disgusting” while a third said it was “embarrassing” to watch.

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Others meanwhile called for Good Morning Britain to “stop giving Andrew Pierce a platform”.

This isn't the first time Pierce has come in for criticism for his comments, with a refugee charity previously slamming his call for migrant children to be placed in "secure camps".

Pierce added that the Government “has to try something because nothing else is working” and that the Tories had “got it wrong” on immigration.

Sunak (below) is currently battling to quell Tory dissent as more than 60 right-wing MPs have backed amendments seeking to beef up the bill, which returns to the House of Commons on Tuesday for six hours of debate and voting.

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However, any attempt to placate the rebels is likely to be opposed by more moderate Tories, who want to ensure that international law is respected.

The latest amendments, tabled by former immigration minister Robert Jenrick, aim to disapply international law from the bill and severely limit individual asylum seekers’ ability to appeal against being put on a flight to Kigali.