Susanna Reid 'getting on' with life after split

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 11 March 2014
Susanna Reid

Susanna Reid

Susanna Reid says she is getting on with life "like anybody else" following her split from Dominic Cotton and her jump from BBC to ITV

Susanna Reid is getting on with her life "like anybody else" following her split from Dominic Cotton.

The 'BBC Breakfast' star says she is moving on after making headlines for both her professional and personal life after quitting the BBC for new ITV breakfast show 'Good Morning Britain', in addition to her separation from the father of her three children.

In her first public comments about the recent upheaval in her life, Susanna said she is dealing with it "like anybody else ... you get on with it".

The 43-year-old broadcaster collected the award for Best News Reporter at the Television and Radio Industries Club (TRIC) Awards in London today (11.03.14), where she downplayed her split from Dominic, with whom she has sons Sam, 11, Finn, nine, and eight-year-old Jack.

Quizzed how her family is doing, she told BANG Showbiz: "We're all fine ... you don't need to worry about us."

Just moments before, the BBC host alluded to "challenging" circumstances in recent weeks in her acceptance speech.

She said onstage: "It's been a challenging couple of weeks. Thank you to everyone that voted. Obviously you know that things have been changing in my life but this is all down to one team, the team at 'BBC Breakfast' who have been utterly brilliant."

Susanna described her new role with ITV - fronting new breakfast show 'Good Morning Britain' with Ben Shephard - as "exciting", but insists there is no pressure on her to improve ratings for the morning slot, which continues to flag behind 'BBC Breakfast' in the ratings.

She explained: "I don't think that's the expectation. Our aim will be to create great content, great viewing, and hope that people love watching it. My job as a journalist and a presenter is to make the best programmes possible.

"I'm not nervous at the moment. Obviously, live broadcasting is always nerve-racking. I'm excited. I'm really excited."

And the former 'Strictly Come Dancing' contestant looks forward to the challenge of working on a brand new show.

Quizzed on why she wanted to move from BBC to ITV, Susanna added: "It was the fact that this was something completely new, that we could create a programme ... and it's a big challenge, obviously, but it's exciting - you don't get many opportunities in broadcasting to do something like that. It was something I couldn't turn down."

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