The news anchor, 62, was presenting rolling coverage of the political chaos today as Prime Minister Rishi Sunak Mr Cameron, 57, made his shocking return to Number 10.
Alongside footage of the former Conservative Party leader walking through the shiny black door, Sky News’ deputy political editor Sam Coates listed off Mr Cameron’s jobs since leaving office in 2016.
‘[Since] leaving the job of Prime Minister, did jobs that were controversial, wrote a memoir…,’ Coates said as Burley interjected: ‘Put on weight!’
Coates repeated her unexpected remark and continued on with his coverage.
Viewers were shocked at Burley’s jab, with one tweeting on X aka Twitter: ‘I can’t get over Kay Burley calling David Cameron fat on live television for no reason whatsoever.’
David Cameron’s return to Number 10 surprised us all (Picture: Getty Images)
Kay Burley shocked viewers with her jibe about Mr Cameron’s weight (Picture: Getty Images)
Slamming both Burley and Coates, another viewer said: ‘Kay Burley calling David Cameron fat on live tv and her co hosts sheepishly repeating “he put on weight” after her is just insane.’
One reacted: ‘Kay Burley is dreadful at her job, obviously, but I wasn’t expecting her to fat shame David Cameron for no reason.’
As footage began to circulate on social media, another chimed in: ‘I think someone at @SkyNews should have a quiet word in Kay Burley’s ear. Her snipes at Cameron are getting a bit tedious.’
However, another enjoyed the quips about the former PM, with one adding: ‘Sam Coates is cracking me up on Sky News, him and Kay Burley are so savage about Cameron loool.’
Mr Cameron is one of the most polarising British Prime Ministers most notably due to him quitting after Brexit was voted in.
Suella Braverman is out the door as Home Secretary (Picture: Reuters)
Prime Minister Rishi Sunak has had a busy morning (Picture: Rex Features)
After seven years away, he’ll now be more of a regular fixture at Downing Street after being made Foreign Secretary as part of Prime Minister Sunak’s cabinet reshuffle. The minister said he ‘gladly accepted’ his new position, which also included being made a peer.
He said of Mr Sunak: ‘I want to help him to deliver the security and prosperity our country needs and be part of the strongest possible team that serves the United Kingdom and that can be presented to the country when the general election is held.’
Ms Braverman’s departure as Home Secretary was also met with strong reaction from celebrities, including Joe Lycett who made a savage dig at the minister following her controversial remarks about homeless people, while Carol Vorderman branded the whole fiasco a ‘shambles.’