Adil Ray Faces Guest’s On-Air Request for Ben Shephard’s Return on GMB

Adil Ray Faces Guest’s On-Air Request for Ben Shephard’s Return on GMB

Good Morning Britain presenter Adil Ray left awkward after guest demands he be replaced live on air

Adil Ray, the host of Good Morning Britain, was left feeling awkward after a guest demanded that he be replaced with Ben Shephard live on air.

The incident happened on Friday, October 27, when Ray and Kate Garraway were joined by guests Jacqui Smith and Iain Dale.

After the guests had discussed the NHS backlog, Ray thanked them for joining the show and added that they had not mentioned Aston Villa once.

Dale jokingly said that Ray had to ruin it, and Smith added that they had not mentioned Villa’s victory over West Ham last summer.

Dale then quipped, “Bring back Ben Shephard I say!” causing Ray’s face to drop.

Garraway interjected and said, “Oh dear,” while Ray chuckled and said, “He’s wounded now.

You’ve hurt his feelings.”

As viewers of the show will know, Ben Shephard usually hosts Good Morning Britain every Thursday and Friday.

However, he was missing this week and replaced by Adil Ray.

The incident with Dale was not the only presenter shake-up that happened this week.

Susanna Reid, who fronts Good Morning Britain from Monday to Thursday, announced her temporary departure earlier this month.

She confirmed that she would be taking some time off to spend time with her family during half-term.

Reid explained that she would be back in two weeks, and her co-hosts Richard Madeley and Lorraine Kelly wished her well.

Reid also shared the news on Instagram, telling her fans that she was looking forward to spending time with her children.


The incident between Adil Ray and Iain Dale was an awkward moment for the show, but it was handled with humor by the hosts.

It is unclear why Dale made the dig at Ray, but it is possible that he was simply joking.

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