'I was so starstruck!' Susanna Reid reveals her biggest 'fangirl' moment in 20 years of breakfast television

Susanna Reid looks back on 20 years of being on breakfast television credit:Bang Showbiz
Susanna Reid looks back on 20 years of being on breakfast television credit:Bang Showbiz

Susanna Reid is celebrating 20 years of being on breakfast television.

The 52-year-old journalist started her television career by presenting 'BBC Breakfast' two decades ago and has interviewed several high-profile politicians on ITV1's 'Good Morning Britain' since its inception in 2014 alongside the likes of Piers Morgan, Ed Balls, and Richard Madeley but after looking back on her career in a special film on Wednesday's (22.03.23) edition of the programme, revealed that she was most "starstruck" when she interviewed Hollywood star Meryl Streep.

Asked by co-host Ed Balls about her most "fangirl" moment, she said: "Oh, I remember. It was sitting down in a hotel room with Meryl Streep, the biggest Hollywood superstar on the planet.

"I was there with Charlie Stayt because we were working on 'BBC Breakfast' and we looked at her and she looked at us. We were both so starstruck that she had to say 'Has either of you got a question?' just to kick off the interview!"

Susanna went on to pay tribute to her fellow co-hosts and became emotional upon seeing late co-host Bill Turnbull - who died last year at the age of 66 following a battle with prostate cancer - before recalling the momentous occasion when Donald Trump won the U.S election in 2016 and thanking the viewers at home.

She added: "As I look back on that 20 years on breakfast telly, I'd just like to say thanks to everybody else who has been involved in the journey along the way. I see all the individuals I've sat next to, you don't do this alone in breakfast telly. It's fantastic you have you here, Ed. Obviously, it's very emotional to see Bill because we've lost him and that remains very painful. He taught me everything I know about presenting.

"Also, the wonderful characters that I have presented with. As I say, working alongside Ben [Shephard], Charlie, and then - Piers! Looking at that moment, in New York, when Trump won the US Presidential election back in 2016, who was the person who went against the tide and said 'This guy is going to win!'?

"I think you can probably see the look on my face in that film when we announced that Trump had won. You can see it is written all over Piers' face that he was right about that. So, thank you to everybody on this journey, and thank you the viewers because it is obviously down to you that any of us are here."