When Susanna Reid and her colleague arrived late for work this morning, she had some harsh words for them.
The 53-year-old presenter, who co-hosted Good Morning Britain with Ed Balls, alluded to a recent popular video when she compared Andrew Pierce’s tardiness to a cow being retrieved from a sinkhole.
Yesterday, astonishing film emerged showing a bullock being carried out of a sinkhole by its hind legs in an outstanding rescue attempt after being stranded.
Following that, all of the sad bullock’s cow buddies looked in on him to ensure he was okay after what had to be a very upsetting experience.
‘Tory Boy’ Andrew didn’t get quite such a sympathetic response when he rushed into the Good Morning Britain studios late after snoozing his alarm.
After Susanna and Ed informed him that he was running late, the political pundit, 62, was spotted quickly micing up backstage.
‘We’re supposed to be joined by The Mail’s Andrew Pierce but he’s not quite arrived yet,’ said Ed.
‘Apparently the cab for the nightclub he’s been in overnight was a bit late arriving, so he’s en route,’ the ex Labour politician joked.
As they were talking about triple lock pensions, Susanna jumped in with a quip: ‘He hasn’t managed to free himself from his own triple lock, has he?’
Meanwhile, Kevin Maguire, associate editor of the Daily Mirror, insulted the right-wing journalist by impersonating him and repeated how terrific the Conservatives are.
‘He’s going to talk more sense not being here,’ Kevin mocked, before Ed asked him how it is to be in a work partnership with someone who has totally different views, referring to Andrew.
‘George Osbourne will do for you, what Andrew does for me. And that’s make you sound good,’ he retorted, nodding to Ed and the former chancellor’s podcast.
‘Do a little drumroll, because Andrew Pierce has decided working from home no longer works for him,’ said Susanna, as the studio clapped the journalist into work.
They made fun of him since he was still wearing mascara from the night before, while Andrew described how he ‘heard the clock,’ ‘shut it off,’ and went back to sleep.
Andrew recounted how they all had two alarm clocks to get them out of bed for the show’s 6 a.m. start time, but his backup didn’t go off and ‘only one worked.’
Kevin, nodding to Andrew’s political convictions, asked whether he would like to ‘denounce work-shy Britain’ following the alarm-gate.
Later on, referring back to Andrew’s lateness, Susanna said the ‘video of bullock being pulled out of a sinkhole’ is ‘like [he’s] feeling this morning.’
On the episode, Roman Kemp urged the government to respond to his open letter on Twitter regarding the dismal state of mental health care in the United Kingdom.
In a heartfelt letter, the Capital Radio host questioned why the government’s goal of providing mental health treatment in 50% of schools was so low.
He wondered what they would do if two youngsters approached him and said they needed help.
‘If there is a 50:50 chance that your child is going to receive proper mental health care, if you had two children, how do you decide which one gets the help?’ he asked.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV1.
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