Ben and Laura on GMB

GMB: Ben Shephard gets weatherwoman Laura Tobin’s name wrong live on air


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Presenter Ben Shephard scrambled to correct himself as got his colleague Laura Tobin‘s name wrong live on GMB.

On today’s (Wednesday, July 15) episode, Ben and Charlotte were discussing the musical Hamilton after a segment about London’s Shaftsbury theatre.

But Ben a blunder as he attempted to make a smooth transition to Laura with the weather.

Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins on GMB
Ben accidentally called his GMB co-star Laura Tobin ‘Charlotte’ (Credit: ITV)

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Charlotte said on the programme: “Let’s hope that the theatres are back up and running soon. Anyway we need them, we need a bit more normality.”

Ben then said: “Good weather, I think, for streaming Hamilton this evening, Charlotte? Erm, Laura. Whatever your name is!”

Laura told him: “You were either thinking of my little Charlotte or that… not big Charlotte. She always gets that face when I call her big Charlotte!”

Laura Tobin on GMB
Laura Tobin was then reprimanded for calling Charlotte Hawkins ‘Big Charlotte’ (Credit: ITV)

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Charlotte, clearly unhappy with the nickname, protested: “Don’t call me Big Charlotte!”

“Not Big Charlotte, just The Other Charlotte,” Laura said, apologetically. “Thank you for another tenuous segue into the weather, Ben.”

It’s wasn’t the only blunder involving poor Laura on today’s episode of Good Morning Britain.

Earlier, the meteorologist was cut off mid-sentence due to a technical blunder.

Ben was telling viewers about a special gift he received from Buckingham Palace.

The dad of two said he was sent a bottle of special gin made from ingredients grown at the palace and was discussing it with Charlotte.

He said: “It’s really really special, and in theory it’s the Queen’s back yard that has put these botanicals together. Very floral, very tasty, Charlotte. Very regal. And it was the weather for gin yesterday, we had some bright spells. The question is, is it gin weather today, Laura?”

Weatherwoman Laura then chimed in with her opinion, as she said: “Indoor gin drinking is probably…”

Laura was earlier cut off mid-sentence by a Boxt Boilers advert (Credit: ITV)

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But unfortunately, the programme cut to an advert from sponsor Boxt Boilers, completely drowning Laura out.

Confused, she said, “Oh!” and when it got back to the regular programme, she joked: “I think somebody had been drinking gin just then…”

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