In a surprise move broadcaster GMB has announced its presenters will start to use Northern Ireland dialect rather than received pronunciation from February. A statement issued by producers said, The novelty of Piers Morgan has worn off and Susanna is refusing to do the show in a cheerleader’s outfit, so we thought we’d shake things up.
The DUP has welcomed the move with Arlene Foster telling BBC NI: ‘Great news! The DUP sees this as a positive step. One that reinforces Mainland ties with The Province and further strengthens the overall Union.’
However the move is not universally popular, with Reid in particular said to be ‘scundered’ at the changes. Loose Women’s Ruth Langsford told The Radio Times: ‘As my Eamonn might say, Susanna’s been walking around ITV studios with a bake on her like skelpt arse.’
Speaking to This Morning but clearly struggling to assimilate the accent Reid said, “Like, you know… this is really rather…erm…dezpurt?… so it is. Coz I’m dead posh an all. Luk, sure I’m even thinking of givin’ in til ’em dirty auld… bastes?… in the gallery that wants me til put on the cheerleader’s outfit nar, so I am.”
Meanwhile co-presenter, Charlotte Hawkins, seemed like she was having no trouble mastering the new policy, giving waiting press outside ITV studios a jaunty thumbs-up she shouted “See me like? I think this move is stickin oyt, so I do!”