Ben Shephard offers Tipping Point place to GMB director after exit news
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TV Presenter Ben Shephard, 46, has been offering his Good Morning Britain co-hosts and colleagues an "application form" for his daytime quiz show, Tipping Point.
The push for them to apply to appear on his beloved quiz show comes after his boss, Erron, announced his decision to leave ITV.
He also teased his ITV boss and GMB Director, Erron Gordon, who is leaving the channel after 13 years at the end of 2021.
Ben shared a clip with his 778.2k Twitter followers of a pivotal Tipping Point moment and asked Erron to join the show as his very special “leaving present".
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However, Ben quickly relinquished his grand offer and instead said he could merely “forward him the application form”.
Erron mockingly wrote to Ben on Twitter: “Can you fix it for me to play this as a leaving present,” alongside several prayer hands emojis.
Ben cheekily replied with: “Haha I can def forward you the application form.”
“I expect more from the main man of the Tip,” Erron wrote back, accompanied with a GIF of a man shaking his head in disappointment.
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Tim Carr, the ITV floor manager, also got involved in the conversation, tweeting: “I’ll play against you @errongordon I’d love to have a go.”
Erron eagerly replied: “Yes I love this idea! We need one more…”
Even ITV camera operator Kathryn Webster put her name forward to join the quiz team.
“That’s three let’s do it!” Erron exclaimed at having formed a super ITV team.
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Ben joked to his colleagues: “Hahaha – I’ll get that link sorted in no time, or I could bring my machine I have at home and we could play on the GMB desk.”
He also shared a picture of his at home mini Tipping Point-inspired game.
“That’ll do nicely,” Erron replied, along with a laughing emoji.
Erron revealed his decision to leave ITV to his 14.7k Twitter followers last month.
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He Tweeted: “Personal News. After 13 years at @ITV and 7 as the Series Director of @GMB I am leaving the programme at the end of the year to take on an exciting new challenge.
“I’ve had an amazing time working with a brilliant team in front of and behind the camera and I am so proud of the programme I helped launch in 2014.
“I’ve had some incredible opportunities @ITV; launching @itvpeston, directing the prime time leaders debates, #LifeStories & exclusive interviews with @piersmorgan & President Trump as well as travelling the world.
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He signed off on the emotional news with a thanks to his fellow colleagues: “I’d like thank GMB Editor @NeilThompson62, Peston Editor Vicky Flind @flindv10 & ITV Daytime MD Emma Gormley for believing in me.”
“The formidable studio crews that make me look good each day and our fabulous on air team.
“I’m looking forward to the next chapter and a lie in!” he finished.
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