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01st Mar 2023

Susanna Reid suffers awkward wardrobe mishap moments before GMB airs


Ed Balls had to step in after Reid realised she ‘needed a bit more buttoning up’

Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid revealed she suffered an awkward wardrobe mishap just moment before the show aired on Wednesday morning.

The broadcaster, 52, joined Ed Balls in a sharp red dress, pinned together by a silver brooch for the show.

She donned the scarlet number after having to make a quick change ahead of the show when a producer noticed she “blended in” with the background.

Complementing Reid’s professionalism, Balls said: “It is amazing what you can do in terms of activity in an outfit and still manage to emerge serene.”

Susanna giggled and asked: “What are you referring to?” before Ed said: “That’s a very nice brooch you’re wearing this morning.”

Touching on her early morning malfunction, Susanna explained: “Oh yeah, I had a bit of an outfit, wardrobe crisis this morning,

“I put an outfit on that seemed to blend into the background, so the director with two minutes to spare said ‘Is there anything else in your wardrobe?’

“So, at two minutes to six, I nipped into the wardrobe and found this, didn’t realise it needed a bit more buttoning up.”

Teasing his co-star, Ed joked: “I have never read a news headline from the autocue whilst simultaneously trying upzip you from the back.

“There was a team of eight sorting out Susanna’s dress, maybe 12.”

Correcting Ed, Susanna admitted: “It wasn’t a team of eight, it was a team of one, wonderful Holly. Congratulations in wardrobe who managed to do the cover-up.

“So if you are wondering why this dress has suddenly acquired a brooch, it is because it was a last-minute cover-up job, well done Holly.”

The pair covered the most pressing news items of the day on the show, including revelations that Matt Hancock rejected advice on care homes during the pandemic.

The ex-health secretary snubbed guidance from chief medical officer Professor Sir Chris Whitty in April 2020 to test “all going into care homes”, telling the aide the move would just “muddy the waters”.

The texts were passed to the Telegraph by journalist Isabel Oakeshott, who also helped Hancock write his book, Pandemic Diaries.

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