GMB’s Susanna Reid emotional as she recalls ‘moment we needed Queen most’

Susanna Reid has recalled how the Queen was there when the nation needed after being plunged into lockdown.

The presenter, 51, fronted Good Morning Britain (September 8) alongside Ben Shephard and dedicated today's episode to Her Majesty's legacy.

Queen Elizabeth died peacefully on Thursday (September 7) aged 96, surrounded by her family at Balmoral.

During today's episode of the ITV show, Susanna and Ben looked back at the Queen's reign and her decades of service as the nation mourns the UK's longest serving monarch.

An emotional Susanna spoke candidly about the Queen stepping up whenever the country needed her, referencing the coronavirus pandemic when she brought the country together during a helpless time.

She said: "There was one particular moment when we needed her. It was the beginning of the lockdown. Everybody was thrown by something none of us had experienced. Nothing as significant since wartime.

"She did the speech that we all needed to watch and she and she reflected the words of Dame Vera Lynn that we would be together again. So many people felt isolated and alone – and The Queen was there."

The presenter went on to brand Her Majesty as "the golden thread that linked the country to the second world," adding that the Queen's words helped boost morale during one of the darkest times in the UK.

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