‘If only!’ Ben Shephard hits back as GMB viewer says he has ‘very high opinion’ of himself

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Good Morning Britain host Ben Shephard, 46, was slammed by an ITV viewer online this morning for putting his co-presenters down. The presenter then hit back at the Twitter user who said that he had a “high opinion” of himself.

It came after the official GMB account shared a tweet about a charity that it has spoken to exclusively.

“Is there a charity for presenters that have a very high opinion of themselves and put their co-presenters down?” user Nfisher38 replied in the comments section of the post.

“Perhaps @benshephard should give them a call and stop being a k**b towards @kategarraway.

“Wind it in Ben, you’re really not that good love,” the post continued.

“If only I could just live love and laugh!” Ben hit back, brushing off the harsh comment.

The 46-year-old TV star has been presenting GMB on a Thursday and Friday since 2014.

He has worked with Kate Garraway, among others, for a number of years.

In addition to presenting the breakfast show, he is also the host of ITV game show Tipping Point.

It comes after an awkward moment on air today in which Ben told Kate, 45, to stop talking so he could introduce Adele’s new track.

“There was a little glimpse of it there but of course Kate was talking over it. There’s a bit of her new music!” he began.

“Oh he’s started already by the way,” she replied.

“She’s talking again! I want to play Adele’s new music and you’re still talking!” a frustrated Ben continued.

“You’d think I was co-presenting!” quipped Kate.

Ben and Kate have grown very close over the years, with the father-of-two recently referring to her as an “incredible friend”.

He took to Instagram last month to share a picture of the pair, after his co-star won a National Television Award for her Finding Derek documentary about her husband’s recovery from Covid.

He thanked supporters for voting for the star in his update.

“Not really sure where to start other than with a huge Thank You,” he wrote online, in view of 481,000 followers.

“Honestly I can’t tell you how special this is and what it means to @kategarraway her family and the amazing team that made #findingderek.

“Thank you for your votes, thank you for supporting my incredible friend and thank you for the hellish hangover I will have tomorrow!!!”

Before fronting Good Morning Britain, Ben and Kate were colleagues on the ITV show that came before it.

Both starred on GMTV from 2000 until 2010.

Kate went on to host Daybreak, the show that ran for the next four years, while Ben worked on various other shows including UEFA Champions League and Goals on Sunday.

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