The Good Morning Britain team gave a frost finale to the show today as Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid took part in the Ice Bucket Challenge for charity.
As the new fundraising challenge sweeps the world, weather presenter Laura Tobin – who took a charitable drenching over the weekend – spoke to presenters Ben, Susanna and Sean Fletcher joking: “I had an umbrella first of all… it was such a good charity [Motor Neurone Disease Association] to do it for, it’s such a good idea.” Before she nominated Ben and Susanna to take part in the challenge at the end of the show.
With guest Ruth Langsford taking the reigns, Susanna said nervously: “Oh my goodness, is this actually going to happen?” with Ben adding, “Can we just get it over and done with please?”
After the icy water was poured by Sean and Laura, Susanna shouted, “I nominate Sean Fletcher and Ruth Langsford!” Ben added, “We would love to see Ruth and Eamonn do it on This Morning”.
Although she couldn’t promise they would take part in the challenge today, Ruth said proudly, “We accept that challenge!” before apologising to her husband for accepting the dare on his behalf.
Good Morning Britain, ITV, Monday-Friday, 6am – 8.30am.