Good Morning Britain: Ben Shephard can't stop laughing over Kate Garraway's octopus blunder

The presenters both got the giggles over Garraway's gaffe

Kate Garraway arrives for the Pride of Britain Awards held at the The Grosvenor House Hotel, London. Picture date: Monday October 24, 2022. (Photo by Yui Mok/PA Images via Getty Images)
Kate Garraway made her co-presenter laugh with her slip-up. (PA Images via Getty Images)

Good Morning Britain star Kate Garraway left fans in hysterics – and her co-host Ben Shephard needing a lie down – after wrongly telling viewers that actor Jemma Redgrave was to star as an octopus on stage.

The TV star made the blunder on Thursday’s instalment of the ITV show, as she and Shephard told viewers how they would be chatting to Doctor Who star Redgrave.

The actor is set to star in a play called Octopolis – which Garraway had taken to mean she was actually playing one of the sea creatures herself.

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The presenter was introducing Redgrave and said she would be talking about growing up in an acting dynasty and “how she’s played an octopus on stage”.

Kate Garraway made a blunder on Good Morning Britain. (ITV screengrab)
Kate Garraway made a blunder on Good Morning Britain. (ITV screengrab)

“Very intrigued by that,” she added.

Shephard looked baffled as Garraway spoke, then exclaimed: “No she’s not playing an octopus!”

“I thought she was!” the TV star replied, as Shephard responded: “No no no no no!”

"Have I got this all wrong?" giggled Garraway.

"That’s why I was so confused in the morning meeting! It was like, how does she play an octopus?"

Shephard covered his face with his hands as he roared with laughter.

"It’s only my first day back, how has anyone coped?" he teased.

Garraway quipped that everyone was “in therapy”, as Shephard admitted: “I need a lie down!”

He then explained that Redgrave would actually be playing a scientist who looks after an octopus.

Viewers were also tickled by Garraway's gaffe and several tweeted laughing emojis in response.

One posted: "You guys are the Dream Team!

"You bring a smile and a laugh to the start of my day!"

The presenters couldn't stop laughing at Garraway's gaffe. (ITV screengrab)
The presenters couldn't stop laughing at Garraway's gaffe. (ITV screengrab)

"Oh my days guys that was soo funny, nearly spilt my cuppa," said someone else.

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Redgrave will be in a production of Marek Horn’s Octopolis at Hampstead Theatre, which starts this month.

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