GMB's Susanna Reid mortified after she misnames Tory chairman who has been on show

By Lewis Knight

Susanna Reid was mortified on Good Morning Britain as she misnamed the Conservative Party chairman.

During a debate with the Daily Mirror’s Associate Editor Kevin Maguire and Daily Mail columnist Andrew Pierce, Susanna and Ben Shephard discussed potential replacements for Gavin Williamson MP in the role of Education Secretary.

Andrew suggested Jeremy Hunt MP, who Kevin did not disapprove of, before Andrew also suggested Liz Truss MP, who Kevin called a “show pony” who stokes “culture wars”.

Susanna had commented: “I think it’s essential to have a Secretary of State who knows the state system.”

As Andrew and Kevin debated Liz Truss, Susanna commented: “What about Amanda Millman?”

Alongside co-star Ben Shephard, Susanna Reid suggested Amanda "Millman" as the new Education Secretary (ITV)

Andrew corrected Susanna, saying: “Milling.”

Kevin, Andrew and Ben all erupted laughing at Susanna’s gaffe as the camera cut to her with her head in her hand as she looked mortified at her gaffe and stared into the camera.

Susanna said quietly: “Amanda Milling…”

Kevin noted: “You got the Amanda bit right.”

Panelists Andrew Pierce and Kevin Maguire erupted into laughter at Susanna's mistake (ITV)
Susanna was clearly embarrassed by her gaffe with Milling's name (ITV)

“I know, I’m getting there,” said Susanna. “Sorry, Amanda Milling.”

Ben joked that we needed “another coffee for Reid.”

Susanna noted: “I wouldn’t pass an exam in who the Tory chairman is, would I?”

Earlier in the show, Susanna had recalled that she had interviewed Amanda Milling MP herself after Andrew had called Milling “hopeless” and that her own party’s MPs had forgotten she was the Chairman of the party.

Amanda Milling, Chairman of the Conservative Party (Sky News)

Susanna shook her head when Andrew asked if she knew that Amanda Milling was in her role as Chairman.

‘Actually sorry, I think we’ve interviewed Amanda Milling in this programme,” said Susanna.

“I did know,” insisted Susanna, but had forgotten.

She added: “I don’t see her often and not as often as… I don’t see her as a big…”

Not awkward at all...

*Good Morning Britain airs from 6am to 9am on ITV with previous episodes available on ITV Hub.

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