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Ben Shephard criticises government for being too ‘busy’ for GMB interview amid recession forecast

Ben Shephard has criticised the government for refusing to send a minister to appear on Good Morning Britain amid warnings of a year-long recession hitting this autumn.On Thursday (4 August), the Bank of England warned that the UK will soon enter a recession causing the deepest fall in living standards on record.Real household incomes are expected to decline by an average of five per cent over two years, marking the deepest fall since records began in 1960.During Friday (5 August) morning’s episode of GMB, host Shephard said that, while they had asked for a Conservative minister to appear on...
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Ben Shephard defends Meghan Markle after Tom Bower calls her a ‘third-rate’ actor

Ben Shephard has defended Meghan Markle’s career in Hollywood after writer Tom Bower branded her a “third rate” actor.Bower is the author of a new unauthorised biography, Revenge: Meghan, Harry and the war between the Windsors, which explores an alleged “rift” between the Duke and Duchess of Sussex and other members of the Royal Family.Bower appeared on Good Morning Britain on Thursday (21 July), telling hosts Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins that he spoke to nearly 80 insiders to collect information for the book. The book includes several claims about Meghan and alleges that the Duchess “manipulated” journalist Sam Kashner...
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Tipping Point: Ben Shephard pays tribute to contestant Cath who died before episode could air

Ben Shephard has paid tribute to a Tipping Point contestant who died after her episode was filmed.Wednesday’s episode (4 May) of the gameshow saw Bolton-based Cath compete to take home the show’s cash prize.She was knocked out in the first round, leaving fellow contestants Afqad and Mark go head to head for the £10,000 jackpot.Minutes before the episode aired, however, Shephard wrote on Twitter that Cath had died before her episode could be broadcast.“Today’s Tipping Point is a poignant one,” the presenter tweeted, sharing a photo with the contestant.“Since recording the show, lovely contestant Cath, pictured backstage here, has...
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Good Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard apologises on-air after viewers receive wrong news

Good Morning Britain star Ben Shephard has apologised after viewers received the wrong news due to a technical glitch.Shepherd and Kate Garraway addressed the issue on-air this morning (30 September) after viewers at home complained they were receiving the wrong local news for their region.“Lots of you getting in touch because unfortunately for some reason, the local news that you were just enjoying perhaps might have been from a different region to where you’re waking up this morning,” said Shephard. “Apologies for that.”The 46-year-old continued: “We’ll try and sort that out to make sure you get the correct news for...
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