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Good Morning Britain may find themselves in trouble with bosses after host Ben Shephard could be heard laughing during a news story.

Shephard is standing in for usual suspect, Piers Morgan whilst he has an Easter break, but has followed suit with controversy following the blunder that happened on this morning show.

During a news segment covering the injury sustained by Dustin Johnson, prior to The 2017 Maters tournament, the Ninja Warrior UK host began laughing after his mobile phone began talking to him – disturbing Charlotte Hawkins who was reading the stories on air.

As Charlotte, 41, informed viewers of the sad news, Ben giggled away when his smart phone blurted, sending him and his co-host into hysterics whilst she was trying to deliver the not-so hysterical update on Dustin’s health.

Having to explain herself to viewers, Charlotte chuckled: “I’m laughing because you’re having a conversation with your phone!”

“Well, Siri backed you up,” he teased. “I just checked if my bet on Dustin Johnson was still valid. It is.” 

Pre-tournament favourite Dustin Johnson suffered a lower-back injury following a fall at his rental home on the eve of Thursday’s opening round of the Masters in Augusta.

World number one Johnson fell on the stairs on Wednesday and “landed hard on his lower back”.

He is said to be uncomfortable but is resting and doctors have advised him to keep the injury stable.

ITV have announced that Eamonn Holmes will replace Ben Shephard as host of Good Morning Britain – until Piers Morgan returns after his Easter break. Holmes is said to be excited to return to Breakfast TV, having worked on GMTV during the 90s and early 2000’s.

Susanna Reid will also soon return, with Kate Garraway continuing to stand-in for the 46-year old whilst away.

Good Morning Britain continues weekdays on ITV at 6am

 

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