- Bang Showbiz
- 11 March 2021
‘Good Morning Britain’ star Ben Shephard instructed viewers the ITV programme takes psychological well being “very severely”
Ben Shephard has reassured viewers that ‘Good Morning Britain’ takes psychological well being “very severely”.
The 46-year-old presenter opened up on Thursday’s episode (11.03.21) following Piers Morgan’s exit this week after saying he “didn’t consider a phrase” of Duchess Meghan’s interview with Oprah Winfrey, through which she mentioned she “didn’t need to be alive” after receiving heavy public scrutiny, and in addition alleged an unnamed member of the royal household had raised issues about her son Archie’s pores and skin color as a result of Meghan is biracial.
Throughout a dialogue about folks struggling PTSD on the frontline, Ben mentioned: “It’s essential all of us admire and perceive, significantly throughout a pandemic and what we have seen our nurses and docs going by, the priority in regards to the psychological well being impression of that and what that is going to do.
“Dr Hilary Jones is with us and I am positive, Hilary, you have received anecdotal proof of individuals on the frontline experiencing PTSD and speaking about how tough it has been to manage.
“The controversy about psychological well being and concern is one thing we take very severely and is massively essential to all of us.”
Dr. Hilary Jones added that Piers “did a fantastic deal” concerning psychological well being for NHS employees in the course of the world well being disaster.
He defined: “Sure and speaking of Piers, he did a fantastic deal to take care of the psychological well being of NHS employees.
“He championed the actual fact they had been below the cosh and that they had been working very exhausting.
“He provided to pay their ludicrous parking fines at hospitals, and really did that. He had a really beneficiant coronary heart.”
Co-host Kate Garraway laughed and insisted that was nonetheless the case,
She mentioned: “He nonetheless does, Hilary. He isn’t solely within the studio, he is nonetheless round…”
Earlier this week, ITV revealed final evening Piers had determined to depart the present following discussions with bosses.
They mentioned in an announcement: “Following discussions with ITV, Piers Morgan has determined now’s the time to go away ‘Good Morning Britain’.
“ITV has accepted this choice and has nothing additional so as to add.”