Jools Holland did not show up for his scheduled Good Morning Britain interview on Thursday.
Jools, 63, was due to appear on the morning program with Jim Moir to promote their Jools And Jims Joyride podcast, but only Jim, 62, appeared via video link, much to the surprise of presenters Ben Shephard and Susanna Reid.
Addressing Jool’s no-show, Ben, 46, quipped to Jim, “It’s good to see you this morning Jim, thanks for actually bothering to get up to talk to us.”
No Show: Jools Holland, 63, was unable to appear for his scheduled Good Morning Britain interview alongside Jim Moir, 62, on Thursday
Susanna, 50, joked Jim: “Would you like to text him a short text? Because we have a Zoom invitation for him if he wants to accept it. ‘
Ben added, “Take off your phone and text him and say,” Jools, we’re on the air. “
Noticing that his phone was nowhere to be seen, Jim awkwardly told the hosts, “I could do it, but my phone is not near me.”
Susanna then said, ‘Or we could just tell him on national television.’
Dig: Ben Shephard, 46, turned to Jools’ no-show and quipped to Jim: “It’s nice to see you this morning Jim, thank you for actually bothering to get up to join us talk.”
Then Ben turned his attention to Jim and said to the comedian, “Let’s start with you then. Nice to see you this morning Jim, thank you for taking the trouble to get up to talk to us. ‘
Jim replied hilariously, ‘You almost didn’t get me.’
When Susanna finished the interview, she told the audience: “We hope Jools is fine this morning.”
Sure that his friend and co-host was asleep, Jim reassured Susanna: “I think he’s sound asleep.”
Worry: When Susanna finished the interview, she said to the audience: “We hope Jools is fine this morning.”
Slumber: Jim reassured Susanna that his friend and co-host was just sleeping: “I think he’s fast asleep”
Jools and Jim’s Joyride is an online travel-themed podcast in which the TV icons interview other stars while they are on the go.
It’s not the first uncomfortable exchange Susanna has overseen this week.
During Monday’s episode, viewers shuddered at 65-year-old Richard Madeley’s “excruciating” interview with a nudist family.
Flinch! Good Morning Britain viewers shuddered on Monday over Richard Madeley (65) and Susanna’s “excruciating” interview with a nudist family
With the rise of nudism, the co-hosts had to figure out why it’s so attractive to show it all, but the 11-minute segment didn’t catch on with viewers.
From a field in Doncaster, Carol and Colin explained to Wood with their daughter Angie why they preferred a life without clothes.
Colin covered their bare bodies by kneeling behind bales of straw and explained, “It’s fun, it’s convenient, you don’t have to bother changing in a small tent, and people trust each other.
Nudist Life: From a Doncaster field, Carol and Colin explained to Wood with their daughter Angie why they preferred a life without clothes
“I’ve had a lot of women touring the field with me in a Land Rover, and there’s a trust that doesn’t exist in other companies.”
When asked by Richard if they ever feel judged, Colin insisted, “No, not at all. If you have chosen naturism, you will be happy with your body.
“Young people are scared and veiled, and you get older and your body deforms, you don’t worry anymore.”
Viewers used Twitter to give their opinion on the 11-minute segment, with many branding it “twitching” and “awkward”.
One person wrote: “The nudists on #goodmorningbritain were too funny. You couldn’t keep your face straight. ‘
‘omg, it was so fun and edgy to see these nudists on TV so early,’ tweeted someone else while another insisted, ‘seeing your interviews with these 3 nudists is CRUCIAL!’
‘@GMB is really scratching with news. A real creepy interview about nudists! Bad form by @ susannareid100 ”, scolded one viewer.
“How agonizing is GMB this morning? This nudist interview has to be the worst ever shown on live television. How not to do a live interview, ”tweeted another.
Someone else asked, “Am I the only one who thought the nudist interview was like pulling teeth and more than embarrassing? #GMB. ‘
Oh man! Viewers took to Twitter to share their thoughts on the 11-minute segment, with many branding it “twitching” and “awkward”