Susanna Reid jokes with Ben Shephard as she leaves Good Morning Britain for the summer holidays
Susanna Reid confirmed that she is canceling Good Morning Britain’s summer break, as she joked with Ben Shephard about ‘taking a sabbatical’.
The presenter, 50, revealed that Tuesday would be her last day on the show for a while, as they talked about EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt, who is taking a break from the soap after 35 years.
Ben, 46, said: “He’s taking a sabbatical, you can do that if you’ve been in one place long enough — you can get a bit of a sabbatical.”
Time off: Susanna Reid confirmed she is canceling Good Morning Britain from summer break as she joked with Ben Shephard about ‘taking a sabbatical’
To which Susanna replied, ‘Let me tell you what, I’m taking a sabbatical for the summer – today is my last day!’
Laughing, Ben joked, “Ah, have a nice day!” before adding, ‘No, no – we’ll miss you.’
Susanna rolled her eyes and replied, “God, that took a while.”
Susanna has not confirmed when she will return to the program, but she is expected to take her usual six-week break, which would mean returning in September.
Timeout: Susanna has not confirmed when she will return to the program, but she is expected to take her usual six-week break, which would mean returning in September
The funny exchange comes after Susanna was recognized for her broadcasting efforts at Thursday night’s National Reality TV Awards when she won the Celebrity Personality Of The Year 2021 gong.
Not attending the ceremony in person to receive the award, Ben handed over the gong during Monday’s GMB episode.
Ben explained: “Just quick, I think it’s important that we present this fantastic award that Susanna won at The National Reality TV Awards last week.
“She was awarded the Celebrity Personality Of The Year,” to which Susanna replied, “Thank you so much.”
As Ben continued, “So congratulations,” Susanna continued, “That’s very kind, thank you so much…
“I’d like to introduce you to Ben – and the entire team – Best Talk Show. Congratulations to everyone who is part of Good Morning Britain.’
Congratulations: The funny exchange comes after Susanna won the 2021 Celebrity Personality Of The Year gong at the National Reality TV Awards