Susanna Reid misses ITV's Good Morning Britain as she gives update on illness
Susanna Reid was forced to miss this morning's showing of Good Morning Britain, as she shared a health update with fans online. The 52-year-old presenter usually fronts the programme between Monday and Wednesday, but she was absent from the ITV staple this morning due to struggles with her voice.
Taking to Instagram on Sunday evening, Susanna revealed that she would be missing from her duties - sharing a health update with her 637,000 Instagram followers. Addressing the camera, she posted a video alongside a caption: "Sorry I won't be with you in the morning.
"Vocal chords affected by a mild infection (not C), that I didn't even realise I had! Need to rest them a little longer. See you v soon!"
Speaking in the clip, Susanna, said: "Quick update on my voice, which as you can hear is not 100%. I feel absolutely fine, but the specialist that I saw on Friday said not to risk it until it is better. Thank you to everyone at GMB for stepping in, and to all of you for your brilliant tips.
"I have been steaming and also doing honey and lemon and ginger and turmeric tea, and drinking tonnes and tonnes of water." Signing off the video, she added: "I will see you soon," while cracking a quick smile.
Susanna would be replaced by Ranvir Singh this morning, who quickly addressed the situation with viewers at the top of the show. She said: "You may have been expecting Susanna as it is a Monday morning, and I know she’s watching this morning but she’s on radio silence isn’t she?
"Because if you were watching last Wednesday, there was a live in her dressing room with Susanna barely able to speak."
Co-host Ed Balls, added: "It’s true, she was on the show but her voice didn’t wake up," before Ranvir, continued: "And it’s Monday morning now, and even late last night, she was sending emails about the show, fully wanting to be here."
She added: "Well, we’ll say hope she gets better, well her voice gets better - she’s fine in herself. It’s a very bizarre thing."