Good Morning UK host Susanna Reid has announced that she went home in tears after being mistreated by online trolls for working with Piers Morgan.
In a new interview, the 50-year-old breakfast TV host described Piers as a “pin cushion” and recalled that the abuse sometimes got too much.
What did Good Morning Britain star Susanna Reid say in an interview?
Susanna spoke with The times Newspaper on screen about her relationship with Piers.
“Ben Shephard is a lot more like a warm hug while Piers Morgan is sitting next to a pincushion,” she said.
“We fight verbally like Punch and Judy. We play all the time. “
Read more: GMB: Susanna Reid describes the lace dress she wore on today’s show as “inappropriate”.
Susanna also announced that in her early days at Piers, she would receive abuse from trolls online.
“I used to be deliberately abused because someone didn’t like what the person next to me was saying.”
So much, Susanna revealed, that she often went home and burst into tears at the abuse. Many of those who followed her online were people who Piers had blocked.
I’m Susanna Reid – as clear as a tag from my Twitter profile. But who “the hell” are you? https://t.co/JVFh47xI6w
– Susanna Reid (@ susannareid100) February 20, 2021
Susanna still closes trolls
Even now that the couple has become one of the country’s most popular TV double acts, Susanna still has to fend off trolls.
Just last week (February 21), the star had to take out a keyboard warrior on social media.
Susanna shared her belief with GMB that teachers and key frontline staff should have received a COVID vaccine at the beginning of the process.
I’m Susanna Reid – as clear as a tag from my Twitter profile.
However, a troll barked back, “Who the hell do you think you are?”
Susanna replied bluntly: “I’m Susanna Reid – as clear as a tag from my Twitter profile.
“But who the hell are you?”
What happened to Piers and the death threat?
It’s not just Susanna who was abused.
Her GMB co-host Piers also announced that he had received a death threat on Instagram.
After the follower sent him the threat, Piers responded to the situation live on the air.
Read more: Piers Morgan replied to an open letter to ITV accusing it of “bullying and harassment”.
“You can say what you want, you can have opinions, but you are not allowed to threaten people with death,” he told the audience.
“So I called the police, the police came by, took it very seriously, thanks to the police [who are] examine that. “