The fate of ITV’s breakfast show Good Morning Britain rests on Susanna's shoulders
Looking stressed and exhausted, Susanna Reid appears to be showing the strain of her big-money move from BBC Breakfast to head up ITV‘s Good Morning Britain.
The journalist and presenter – who enjoyed almost two decades of success at the Beeb – has been tasked with reversing the slide that saw her former programme beat her new one by double the viewers during its first few shows last week.
Although she’s part of a four-strong team, the bulk of the burden seems to lie with Susanna, who found herself in the firing line for not exposing enough flesh on her debut last Monday.
One social networker ranted: ‘You don’t hire Susanna Reid and then stick her behind a desk #getyourpinsout.’
Her hemlines crept up and her conservative dresses became more feminine as the week progressed, in what critics have deemed an ITV ploy to boost viewing figures. But these claims have piled more pressure on Susanna, 43, who’s previously admitted she struggles with dressing provocatively.
The drama comes after a rough few months for Susanna.
In February, journalist Dominic Cotton, her partner of 16 years, confirmed they’d split after he created an online dating profile with the status ‘currently separated’.
The break-up took its toll on Susanna, who reportedly lost half a stone and was given time off from her role as BBC Breakfast host to deal with her heartache.
The couple – who share custody of their three children – have since called a truce. Dominic, 47, has reportedly even agreed to stop going on dates so he can support Susanna as she takes on the task of saving ITV‘s latest breakfast show.