Susanna Reid overcome with emotion by viewer's upsetting story on GMB

Naomi Gordon
·2-min read
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock
Photo credit: Ken McKay/ITV/Shutterstock

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Susanna Reid became visibly upset Good Morning Britain on Monday morning, after reading out an upsetting message from a viewer impacted by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The TV presenter struggled to continue, and apologised as she had to take a moment to pause and regain composure. The message from a distressed parent detailed how she has been unable to see her 26-year-old autistic son who lives in a care home.

Susanna read the message: "Suzanne on Facebook says, 'My son is severely autistic and lives in a care home. He's distraught he can't see me... or.. or come home to visit', sorry."

Unable to continue, Dr Hilary took over to support Susanna, who later explained: "I'm so sorry I was affected, but your stories coming in on the people you can't see in care homes."

Photo credit: ITV
Photo credit: ITV

Piers also sympathised with the heartbreaking story and Susanna's emotional reaction, adding: "This boy, and I can quite understand why Susanna got upset, he's 26."

The TV hosts had been discussing calls from relatives of those in care homes pleading for restrictions to be lifted so they are able to see their family members.

Health secretary Matt Hancock appeared on the show, with Susanna challenging him over Covid-19 testing can't be rolled out to "every care home for every family" following the launch of a pilot scheme that has launched in 20 care homes.

Last week, Susanna shared her excited reaction to news of a Covid-19 vaccine that could prevent more than 90% of people from getting the virus.

Good Morning Britain airs on weekdays on ITV.

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