Laura Tobin late for 'Good Morning Britain' after oversleeping

Laura Tobin attending the Action for Children's The Ultimate News Quiz 2022, at the Grand Connaught Rooms, central London. Picture date: Thursday March 17, 2022.
Laura Tobin had a late night. (PA)

Laura Tobin overslept and was late for Good Morning Britain after a big night out for a charity quiz.

The ITV breakfast show team beat 30 news groups to win the Ultimate News Quiz, which raised more than £200,000 for Action For Children and the Disasters Emergency Committee (DEC) Ukraine Humanitarian Appeal on Thursday night.

Weather presenter Tobin, 40, forgot to set her alarm afterwards and ended up sleeping in the following morning (18 March).

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And she shared that she was running so late that she munched on leftover chicken nuggets that had been in her handbag for breakfast.

During Friday’s show, Tobin’s colleague Ben Shephard explained: “There was a big night last night in the world of news.

“Forget the WWE and the boxing for the heavyweight championship of the world – newsrooms around the country like to compete in the Ultimate News Quiz.”

Good Morning Britain's Laura Tobin (ITV)
Good Morning Britain's Laura Tobin (ITV)

A picture of Tobin at the contest was shown and Shephard teased: “Laura does like to celebrate and she’s not often the first to bed in these situations either.

“She is the last to wake up this morning.”

When Tobin arrived, she explained: “The entire team went to an after party and I went to bed. The one thing I forgot to do was to set an alarm to wake up.

“Sally, our deputy editor, thank you so much for phoning my physical phone and waking me up. I’m not entirely sure that the words I said to her were polite. And I’m here.”

She admitted she was eating chicken nuggets, which had been in her handbag from the night before, and was drinking Coca-Cola, which she spilt before presenting the weather.

Laura Tobin 'Good Morning Britain' (ITV/Ken McKay)
Laura Tobin on 'Good Morning Britain'. (ITV/Ken McKay)

Shephard jokingly asked if the meteorologist should even be on live TV that day, quipping: “Has anybody cleared this?"

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His co-host Kate Garraway laughed: “Has anybody breathalysed her?”

The annual charity fundraiser was held at London’s Grand Connaught Rooms, with Jeremy Vine, Loose Women, Netflix and Sky News among the competitors.

Additional reporting by PA.

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