GOOD Morning Britain’s Ben Shephard was left embarrassed this morning after co-host Kate Garraway mocked him over his '2021 calendar’.
The existence of a calendar featuring hunky snaps of the Tipping Point presenter, 46, was first mentioned several nights ago on an episode of ITV’s Coronation Street.
However, it was just part of a joke on the soap – much to the dismay of fans – so GMB made the calendar for real and debuted it live on air.
Beloved broadcaster Kate, 53, also couldn’t resist teasing Ben over the many, many social media posts asking for a calendar themselves, by reading a handful out.
"The lines have gone mad. Twittersphere is in meltdown,” Kate began, before reading out the first tweet: “I need that Ben Shephard calendar to make 2021 bearable’, says Lisa Shell.
“Another says: ‘I NEED ONE OF THOSE BEN SHEPHARD CALENDARS.’”
Ben then joked: “She is shouting!”
“It’s capitals, it’s capitals," Kate added. "Another says: 'Ben Shephard is fit’. It just goes on and on.
“Another says: ‘The next best thing to meeting him is having him on my wall every day.’"
Bashful Ben’s imaginary calendar was also mentioned by fellow GMB star Susanna Reid – who joked yesterday that she was “disappointed” not to receive her copy.
“I was very disappointed not to receive – apparently there is a Ben Shephard calendar for 2021,” Susanna told him.
“If there’s anything we need to lift spirits, it’s your face on every month.”
“Can I just say I didn’t know there was a Ben Shephard calendar, until watching Coronation Street last night,” Ben replied. “Seems like Mary’s at it again.”
ITV’s hit soap then flashed up to a clip in which a young female character bemoans that she received ‘a Ben Shephard’ calendar as a gift from Mary.
“Frankly, she should be more impressed!” Susanna said.
Corrie has featured a running joke about character Mary’s obsession with Ben for sometime – which also included a fleece blanket covered in pictures of Ben’s face.
Ben confirmed that his social media channels always blow up after he’s name-dropped on the show.
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