Ben Shephard criticises Good Morning Britain viewers

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 13 May 2014
Good Morning Britain

Susanna Reid and Ben Shephard

Ben Shephard has criticised viewers of 'Good Morning Britain' who complained about his co-host Susanna Reid's legs being out of view

Ben Shephard has criticised 'Good Morning Britain' viewers for focusing on Susanna Reid's legs.

The 39-year-old presenter, who hosts the new ITV morning show along with the former 'BBC Breakfast' star and ex Sky News anchors Charlotte Hawkins and Sean Fletcher, has spoken out against people's complaints that her famous pins were hidden behind a desk.

He said: "I find it extraordinary. It beggars belief people say that. She's an incredible journalist who has worked for 20-odd years in this industry and seemingly that is important? There is quite a lot more happening in the world."

Ben praised his new co-host as one of the best broadcasters he's ever worked with.

He said: "I have had the pleasure of working with some broadcasters and journalists over the years and without a doubt, in a short space of time, I have realised how brilliant Susanna is."

The former 'X Factor' host also addressed his new show's ratings, as they are currently pulling in an average of 600,000 viewers, half of the regular audience of 'BBC Breakfast'.

He told The Sun newspaper: "Any TV show is hard to get right. It is something that gets worked on for years and years and years.

"The X Factor now is not The X Factor I when I worked on it at the turn of the century.

"I did the first three series and it is a completely different animal now. These things will naturally develop and grow and become something different."

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