GMB’s Susanna Reid issues public apology

GMB's Susanna Reid issues public apology
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GMB’s Susanna Reid issues public apology after viewers pick up on insulting mistake.

Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid issued a public apology. One guest received an ‘insulting’ caption when they appeared on the show.

Susanna and Richard Madley were talking to Professor Devi Sridhar and Professor Angus Dalgleish on Tuesday’s show. They were discussing the ongoing coronavirus pandemic and booster jabs in the UK.


Professor Dalgleish appeared with his full title in the caption. Professor Sridhar, Professor & Chair of Global Public Health, Edinburgh Uni Med School, only received the caption Devi Sridhar.

Viewers were quick to spot the mistake. One viewer took to Twitter with screenshots of the professors and commented: “When are the media gonna stop doing this? @GMB”

Prof. Sidhar joined in shortly after her appearance on GMB. She said: “Can women be professors in 2021?”

Susanna quickly responded on Twitter. She explained: “I am really sorry that this happened. We introduced you with your title Professor but inexplicably it wasn’t on screen.”

Prof. Sidhar seemed happy with the response and said: “Innocent mistake- thanks always Susanna.”

Viewers were still infuriated though. One viewer said: “its not a mistake its incompetence name the person who is responsible.”

Another view agreed and said: “nice apology, but how often does it happen in the case of male profs et al.?”

A third GMB fan said: “Strange that the “unintentional error” only happened to the female professor, too many of these “errors” are happening, and it needs to be called out.”

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Alex Glenn is a reporter for Spain’s largest English-speaking newspaper, Euro Weekly News. Formerly she worked in the NHS for 15 years until relocating to Spain in 2018. She loves the Spanish lifestyle, language and culture and spent several years learning Spanish before moving to Spain for a better quality of life. She has made her home in the mountains in Almeria, where she loves being part of a rural community that has a mix of both expats and Spanish residents. In her spare time, she enjoys hiking, reading and exploring the area where she lives.


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