GOOD Morning Britain fans were left baffled after a mystery phone appeared to ring in the studio during Tuesday’s episode.
The bell ring tone could clearly be heard by ITV viewers at home around 7.40am, shortly after a debate on whether the female stripper industry signalled feminist empowerment.
No sooner had host Piers Morgan declared the discussion, which divided the guest panellists, as an “interesting debate”, the phone rang out once.
Ever the professional, Piers and co-host Susanna Reid ignored the disruption and simply carried on with their duties.
Yet the mishap did not bypass attentive viewers at home who took to Twitter to comment.
One wrote: “Who’s phone is ringing??”
A second thought they had found the culprit, and pointed the finger at Piers, writing: “Do American news presenters play on their phones while on air and on camera?”
He added: “So unprofessional!”
As yet, it is unclear whose phone rung though it would not be the first time Piers, 54, had been caught on his phone live on air.
Meanwhile, the former newspaper editor gave more detail on his “zombie state” today, after confessing he suffered an insect bite in Italy.
The ITV anchor told of his ordeal on Monday’s show, and today said the drugs had left him feeling “zombie like.”
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He quipped: “I feel so zombie like I might apply for Love Island.”
Yesterday, the Good Morning Britain host was keen to stress he was “manning up” for the show.
He said: “I have developed a rather unpleasant knee infection from an insect that bit me in Italy.
“My right knee is blowing up and I’m on a number of drugs and anything could happen, but I’m here at my work station.”
When his co-host Susanna Reid suggested he was feeling sorry for himself, Piers insisted: “I’m not a victim. There is no victimhood in my life.”
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