Good Morning Britain host Susanna Reid said ‘goodbye’ to viewers this morning as she announced her summer break.
The 50-year-old appeared alongside Ben Shephard on Tuesday (July 27) and bid a temporary farewell from the ITV show as she confirmed she will be taking some time off until September.
She said: “I’m going to say goodbye. I’m taking a break now for the summer but Good Morning Britain, of course, is back tomorrow from 6am.”
However, Susanna’s real shock came prior to her announcement when she spoke to EastEnders legend Adam Woodyatt.
Woodyatt, who’s played Ian Beale in the BBC One soap since 1985, is currently taking a break from Walford to appear in a new production and has also been traveling around the UK in a motorhome.
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EastEnders star Adam Woodyatt on GMB on Tuesday (July 27)
Appearing alongside co-star, and Emmerdale actor, Gaynor Faye over a video call on Tuesday’s instalment of Good Morning Britain, Adam discussed their stage show, an adaptation of Peter James’ novel Looking Good Dead.
However, Susanna was astounded by how much Adam’s appearance has altered since he was last seen on our screens.
She said: “Adam – great to see you. Adam, you look completely different Adam!”
“Yes, I have had a shave and I have washed my hair,” replied TV star Woodyatt.
The actor’s cheeky response prompted laughs from Susanna and co-presenter Ben.
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Susanna added: “Of course, you’ve put EastEnders on hold because you’ve taken to the stage. It’s such a different discipline from filming soaps to actually being there in front of a live audience.”
Gaynor noted: “I think it’s a very similar discipline, however, soap is very fast and there’s not much rehearsal period, there’s a lot of learning.
“I call it shredding, where you very quickly do a scene then forget it.”
Last month, Adam spoke to Metro and when asked about his return to EastEnders, he explained : “EastEnders might not want me back!”
Actor Adam Woodyatt as businessman Ian Beale in EastEnders
(Image: BBC/Kieron McCarron/Jack Barnes)
He said: “I won’t be going back until this time next year at the absolute earliest.
“I’m committed to touring with Looking Good Dead until the end of October. I’m then going to America because my daughter is getting married.
“Then hopefully we’re going to pick the tour up and do some of the venues that were originally planned but that we hadn’t managed to get to. That’s likely to be January to April.
He then joked: ” And EastEnders might not want me back!
“We could get a new boss in who goes: ‘Beale’s gone, we don’t need him anymore.”
*Good Morning Britain airs on weekday mornings from 6am to 9am on ITV with past episodes on ITV Hub.