Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid 'kiss' on Good Morning Britain – but all is not as it seems
PIERS Morgan and Susanna Reid 'kissed' on Good Morning Britain today – but all was not as it seemed.
Piers and Susanna were discussing a tip from Jake Wood who plays Max on EastEnders about actors having to kiss their real life partners on screen due to the coronavirus.
He said instead of locking lips with their colleagues, actors are being asked to bring their other halves to work to kiss them in the steamy scenes.
Piers, 55, revealed the trick was to wear a wig so that viewers wouldn't be able to tell the difference.
But the presenter and his co-host – who are forced to sit at a social distance on GMB – have a few tricks up their sleeve too and said EastEnders should use a "split screen" to allow the actors to kiss.
Demonstrating how it would work, the pair went in for a kiss multiple times but they couldn't quite reach other and viewers saw their faces blending together to make a conjoined Piers and Susanna.
Piers remarked: "It is amazing wat you can do, we are more than two metres apart!"
Show bosses were determined to do the popular characters' big day justice despite coronavirus guidelines making depictions of physical contact almost impossible.
However, Mitch and Karen's "kiss" last month was ridiculed by some, who laughed at how "unrealistic" the smooch looked.
Last week Susanna was accused of "fondling Piers' bum" after viewers got confused by their split screen.
Susanna, 49, couldn't help but laugh when cheeky Piers read out a tweet from a viewer saying it looked like she had reached out and grabbed him beneath their desk.
The hosts are at the mercy of their GMB editors who film them on separate cameras then splice the screens together, making it appear as if they are sitting side by side.
Giggling Piers told viewers: "Someone's just (tweeted in) and said, 'Piers, your split screen effect occasionally makes Susanna appear to be fondling your bottom'."
Game for a laugh, Susanna extended her arm in Piers' direction and looked the other way as if she was about to tickle her co-host.
Piers let out an "oof!" and erupted into hysterics as newsreader Ranvir Singh, who was sitting to Piers' right, could be heard saying disapprovingly: "Oh for God's sake. You two!"
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