Good Morning Britain’s Susanna Reid breaks down live on air over Manchester terror attack
Presenter Susanna Reid apologised after getting emotional over the Manchester terror attack on Good Morning Britain today (Tuesday, May 23).
The host struggled to compose herself after interviewing Charlotte Campbell, mother to 15-year-old daughter Olivia, who has been missing since the explosion at Ariana Grande’s concert. The incident killed 22 people, including children, and injured 59 people last night (May 22).
“I cannot image the agony that…” Susanna said before pausing to stop herself from crying.
Her voice breaking, she continued: “I cannot imagine what parents are going through this morning.”
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As the presenter began to get upset, producers cut to a picture of the young Olivia, whose phone has been off since the incident at the Ariana Grande concert.
After composing herself, Susanna said: “It doesn’t help anybody if I get upset.
“You don’t have to be a parent to imagine what people must be going through this morning.”
Charlotte has desperately been trying to get hold of her daughter since news broke of the terror attack last night and pleaded with viewers to get in contact if they had heard any news of her whereabouts.
Manchester terror attack: Earlier we spoke to a parent looking for her missing 15-year-old daughter Olivia Campbell … heartbreaking pic.twitter.com/r0OuKguXhZ
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15-year-old Olivia attended the concert with a friend but the two were separated after the explosion. The friend is now in hospital receiving medical care for his injuries.
When Piers Morgan asked how her daughter’s friend was doing, Charlotte replied: “I don’t want to say too much because I don’t know how much his parents want me to say. He is very poorly but he’s safe.”
Charlotte has been advised by police to stay at home in case her daughter returns while others search local hospitals, stadiums, hotels and arenas.
Referring to the suicide attacker, who died detonating an improvised explosive device, Charlotte said: “It’s disgusting. It wasn’t adults he was targeting, it was children. They’ve not lived their lives.”