Susanna Reid was over the moon this week as she celebrated “amazing” ratings for Good Morning Britain.
The 52-year-old broadcaster took to Twitter to share her delight that the breakfast news show had hit its highest numbers since June 2021.
And it seems it was a necessary push after the presenter was said to be furious following a series of embarrassing mistakes at GMB earlier this week.
Susanna is said to have “expressed her feelings very clearly” and confronted senior executives after a series of blunders and mistakes made their way onto the live broadcast.
Misspellings, wrong dates and graphical misdesigns have slipped through live broadcasts of the show in recent weeks, reportedly embarrassing the host.
Susanna Reid celebrated GMB’s sky-high viewership numbers this week as she celebrated the highest number
Susanna shared a snap of herself and co-host Ben Shephard on the show on Twitter this Friday, describing her delight at the fans tuning in to the show.
She wrote: “REVIEWS: great numbers for yesterday @gmb (and a great week), highest Thursday numbers since June 2021, up 9% and +3.8 stock points from same day last year.
“We love that you’re watching. Back on Monday with @benshephard’.
Earlier this week it was reported that Susanna was unhappy with mistakes made by the production crew on the show.
Among the errors was an incident where news correspondent Ben Chapman’s name was misspelled during his live broadcast from Romania.
When Ranvir Singh presented the segment, she introduced Ben for his section – with his name appearing on screen as ‘Ben Champan’.
In another incident, GMB broadcast a segment paying tribute to the death of Lisa Marie Presley, with the word “Remembering” also misspelled on screen as the graphic read: “Remebering”.
And that’s not all, because one morning the wrong date was displayed when Susanna was hosting the show.
Happy with it: Susanna shared a snap of herself and co-host Ben Shephard on the show on Twitter this Friday, describing her delight at the fans tuning in to the show
Furious? And it seems it was a necessary push after the presenter was said to be furious following a series of embarrassing mistakes at GMB earlier this week
A source told The Sun: “She has made her feelings very clear and confronted the executives about it.
“Susanna is absolutely professional and only wants high standards – as Piers or any other presenter would have done.
“The last thing anyone wants is for her to walk away angry.”
Susanna doesn’t appear to be the only one upset by the gaffes, as some viewers took to Twitter during the morning shows live to highlight GMB’s mistakes.
When they made a poster for rugby player Levi Simeon Davis, who went missing in October 2022, many noticed the wrong year was printed on the graphic.
“@gmb your missing Levi poster has an incorrect date on it – says October 2023,” wrote one viewer.
Oops: Among the errors was an incident where news correspondent Ben Chapman’s name was misspelled during a live broadcast from Romania
Error: In another incident, while GMB was airing a segment paying tribute to Lisa Marie Presley, the word “remembrance” was misspelled on screen as “remembrance”.
Standing out: Susanna doesn’t appear to be the only one upset by the gaffes, as some viewers took to Twitter during the morning shows live to alert GMB to his mistakes
Good Morning Blunders: The errors that occurred on air
News correspondent Ben Chapman’s name was misspelled during a live broadcast from Romania
The word “memory” was misspelled in the tribute to Lisa Marie Presley
When Susanna was giving a presentation one morning, the wrong date was displayed
Moderator Richard Madeley misinterpreted Sam Smith addressing the pronouns “they/they”.
While another advised: “Your poster shown on this morning’s news for the missing man is incorrect, check the date it shows October 2023 #GMB.”
Good Morning Britain also got into hot water last week, but this time it was a verbal error by presenter Richard rather than a typo.
The moderator apologized for misnomering Sam Smith’s gender using the pronouns they/they.
Richard was debating whether Sam’s latest music video for ‘I’m Not Here To Make Friends’ was overly sexualized when the slip happened – where he accidentally referred to Sam as ‘him’.
Co-host Susanna was quick to correct his mistake – and Richard then apologized.
And while a panel discussed the video, Richard also twisted guest Shivani Dave, who uses she/them pronouns.
Richard apologized a second time and said: “I’m so sorry. I’ll learn to do that.’
Shivani later tweeted: “I’ve had messages from people concerned about Richard Madley miscoding me on @GMB
“I corrected him, he apologized and took it on board. A master class on how to do things when you screw up, we shared a thumbs up and I told him his hair looks great.
Apology: Good Morning Britain also got into hot water last week when presenter Richard Madeley apologized for miscoding Sam Smith, who goes by the pronouns ‘they/they’
Wrong: Richard had been debating whether or not Sam’s latest music video for ‘I’m Not Here To Make Friends’ was overly sexualized when he slipped up by accidentally referring to Sam as ‘him’.
Susanna, who grew up in Croydon and studied broadcast journalism, got her big break hosting BBC Breakfast with the late Bill Turnbull from 2003 to 2014 before joining Good Morning Britain.
There she famously had the unenviable task of saying a word alongside Piers Morgan until he abruptly left in March 2021 after making comments about the Duchess of Sussex.
Since then there has no longer been a permanent male anchor, but a changing line-up with Richard Madeley, Martin Lewis, Ed Balls and Rob Rinder.
Susanna’s on-air leggings
While Susanna is often praised for keeping her composure during live broadcasts, there have been incidents in the past where she has let her emotions run free.
Earlier in the week, Susanna launched a savage attack on former Health Secretary Matt Hancock.
The host asked him if his affair with aide Gina Coladangelo actually broke the law, and continued questioning him about lockdown laws at the time when he tried to change the subject.
She was praised by viewers, who took to Twitter to brand the interview as a “master class” for all aspiring political journalists.
In November this morning, Susanna launched a devastating attack on a Just Stop Oil spokesman after the group again halted traffic on the M25 by climbing bridges at several junctions.
When the group’s spokesman claimed that the media was not covering the events effectively, Susanna began to rant passionately, telling him, “You have no idea what this program is doing… And you have the audacity to come here and say, we are completely distracted and don’t talk about the problems?
‘We talk about her every morning, son.’
In 2021, Susanna remained unimpressed when her then-co-host Alastair Campbell told her to “feel his wrinkled apples” while passionately ranting about a substandard Ocado delivery.
Susanna appeared calm as the former Labor Party press strategist ranted about the state of his fruit, which the food company blamed on a lack of pickers, truck drivers and CO2.
The presenter was also famous for her amusing clashes with former co-host Piers Morgan, with the pair notoriously disagreeing on numerous occasions.
Bizarre: While Susanna is often praised for keeping her composure during live broadcasts, there have been incidents in the past where she has let her emotions run free.