As fire breaks out at Good Morning Britain, presenter shares footage of studio evacuation

The fire brigade was called after a blaze started at ITV Studios in London - and Ben Shephard caught it all on camera


Good Morning Britain was just about to go live with its Good Friday edition when a fire broke out, forcing presenters and production staff to evacuate the studio.


London Fire Brigade was called after a blaze started in the post room at ITV Studios in Waterloo just minutes before the breakfast show was set to go on air. If it had started at its usual time of 6am, rather than an hour later for the Bank Holiday, the evacuation would have happened live on TV.

A pre-recorded emergency programme featuring hosts Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid was broadcast in place of the planned live show.

No one was injured in the fire and presenters Kate Garraway and Ranvir Singh even managed to make the most of a bad situation by grabbing a photo opportunity with the firemen of Soho Blue Watch.

Shephard himself caught the whole event on his phone, sharing videos of the moment the fire alarm went off, the anxious wait outside the building and Garraway and Singh’s reactions. 

Shephard even managed to capture Garraway and Singh having fun with the firemen, tweeting “@kategarraway and @ranvir01 think they’re on a hen do!”


And, resigned to the fact that they were unlikely to get back on air, everyone made the best of a bad situation…