By Cara Dudgeon

9th May 2019

Susanna Reid: A Timeline Of Her Rise To Fame

Susanna Reid is the Good Morning Britain angel that puts up with Piers Morgan on a daily basis. Keep reading to find out more about our favourite newsreader…

70s – As A Child With Her Mum – Also Called Sue!

When discussing what a young Susanna was like, her mum said she was ‘a bit grungy’.

Susanna Reid as a child

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She Was On TV BEFORE Being A News Presenter – She Was A Child Actor!

In the 1980s she starred in Agatha Christie’s The Spider and Channel 4’s The Prince.

1987 – A 17 Year-Old Susanna VS How That 17-Year-Old Would Look In Today’s Filter/Social Media Obsessed Society!

Susanna and her co-anchor, Charlotte, were airbrushed live on Good Morning Britain.

You can see that her brows are neater, her hair is less frizzy and she is wearing more make-up.

Susanna Reid as a teenager

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Susanna Got Her Big TV Break On BBC News 24 – When She COVERED Someone’s Shift!

One of the 11pm presenters did not show up so producers asked Susanna to step in.

Susanna Reid BBC News 24

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After Returning From Maternity Leave, She Became The Face Of BBC News Interactive

The interactive was the BBC’s hub for all things journalist-based.

Which sounds like everything she could have wanted – she got a diploma in Broadcast Journalism from the Cardiff School of Journalism.

Susanna Reid the face of BBC News Interactive

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2003 – She Finally Worked Her Way Up The BBC Ranks And Became One Of The MAIN Presenters Of The Show ‘Breakfast’

She was a co-anchor with Bill Turnbull on the morning news show.

Susanna Reid BBC Breakfast 2003

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2009 – She Attended The Oscars As Part Of Her Presenting Job!

Susanna attended the Oscars in L.A. to get the coverage for the BBC.

Her dress was £50 from Oxfam! But was then covered in rhinestones…

2010 – Susanna Started Presenting The Weekend Show Sunday Morning Live

In 2010, Susanna stopped presenting the weekend Breakfast shows to launch a new programme, Sunday Morning Live.

2012 – She Became Breakfast’s Main Weekday Anchor After Sian Williams Left

The BBC Breakfast show moved to MediaCity in Salford, because of this Sian Williams left the show as she did not want to be away from her family in London. Susanna was bumped to to main daytime anchor.

Susanna Reid BBC Salford

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2013 – Susanna Came In 96th Place On FHM’s ‘100 Sexiest Women’ List

Looks like Susanna is channeling Keira Knightley in THAT Chanel Mademoiselle advert…

Susanna Reid FHM

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2013 – Susanna Also Participated In Strictly Come Dancing… And Was Runner-Up

She finally broke the stereotype that newsreaders are terrible at dancing! She was partnered with Kevin Clifton.

2014 – She Separated From Her Partner Of 16 YEARS!

Some people blame the Strictly curse, others say it is because he refused to be on the Strictly behind the scenes.

Dominic Cotton and Susanna have three sons together: Finn, Sam and Jack.

Susanna Reid Dominic Cotton split

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2014 – She Moved To ITV’s Good Morning Britain

ITV bosses contact Susanna with the job and a £1 million salary… which she initially turned down…

They kept pestering her though and eventually she caved, one of the new Good Morning Britain presenters.

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2016 – Susanna Returned To Her Acting Roots With A Voice Role in Trolls

She had the role of ‘Grandma Rosiepuff’ AKA Justin Timberlake’s grandma!

2017 – Susanna Branched Out To Present ITV’s Cooking Show – Save Money: Good Food

She presents the show, while Matt Tebbutt does the cooking!

Susanna Reid Save Money Good Food

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2018 – Susanna Presented Numerous Documentaries For ITV’s ‘Crime And Punishment Season’

Delving back into her journalistic roots, Susanna uncovered various crimes. This turned into a mini series on ITV, named ‘Police Tapes’.

2018 – Susanna Had A Cameo In The Soap, Hollyoaks

During Hollyoaks’ ‘storm week’ Susanna and fellow GMB host Piers Morgan were asked to play news anchors.

Susanna Reid Hollyoaks Cameo

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2018 – Susanna Gave Up Drinking As Her Doctor Told Her That She Could Die!

Susanna was on the higher scale of the Body Mass Index. She manages her weight loss through a healthy diet and (almost) giving up drinking.

On the subject, she has said:

‘It is more than 100 days since I last touched alcohol and I feel clearer, sharper, and more energetic than ever’.

2018 – She Announced That She Was Dating Crystal Palace Chairman Steve Parish Before Splitting In April 2019

She insists that after her split from boyfriend Steve Parish, the pair have remained ‘good friends’ since their break up.

Susanna Reid and Steve Parish

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CURRENTLY: Susanna Will Be Managing The England Team For The Eleventh Soccer Aid!

She is managing the England team – as if we needed anymore reason to want Piers to lose!

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