Talk about cutting it fine.
Piers Morgan rocked up to the Good Morning Britain studio on Tuesday morning with just four seconds to spare — and his co-host Susanna Reid was less than impressed.
“Four seconds before air and this was the scene in the studio,” she told viewers, before a clip showing a frazzled Piers getting mic’d-up moments before the live show aired.
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— Good Morning Britain (@GMB) November 27, 2018
Piers, who clearly saw the funny side, said: “Never missed a plane. Never missed an on air time. I was just having a good old chat with the make-up artist.
“I was there, someone came in casually and said, ‘Yeah, 40 seconds until we’re on air’. I went, ‘What?!'”
Broadcaster Eamonn Holmes – who last year was voted the UK’s best breakfast presenter of all time by RadioTimes.com readers – quipped on Twitter: “Arriving in studio early is like arriving at an airport early – a waste of time. 4 Seconds before transmission ? Believe me that’s not cutting it fine. Could read the paper in that time. Honestly, youngsters today.”
Arriving in studio early is like arriving at an airport early – a waste of time.
4 Seconds before transmission ? Believe me that's not cutting it fine.
Could read the paper in that time. Honestly, youngsters today. https://t.co/ZiqxluKq6m
— Eamonn Holmes (@EamonnHolmes) November 27, 2018
“Exactly,” Piers responded. “I learned from the breakfast show Master…”
Exactly! I learned from the breakfast show Master… https://t.co/GVwU1skRut
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) November 27, 2018
Fingers crossed you don’t make a habit of it though, Piers — we’re not sure Susanna would be too pleased…