Susanna Reid has admitted she “struggles” with home schooling after the Prime Minister announced most schools must shut amid the new lockdown.
The 50-year-old television presenter revealed her devastation during an interview with Labour leader Keir Starmer on Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain.
Mum-of-three Susanna said: “So now schools are closed… I mean, I’m devastated by the fact that schools are closed because I think we really are damaging a generation of children.”
Sir Keir agreed: “It’s tough.”
Susanna continued: “I understand why. I struggle with home learning and we have access to resources. How are you going to ensure that the government delivers the laptops and the access to home learning resources that a lot of people don’t have?
“Because this is going to open up a gap in attainment – hugely – between private and state schools and within schools themselves.”
The Labour leader explained that that was “exactly the problem”, as he added: “We’re back in parliament tomorrow, so I’ll get my first chance in parliament to press them on this.”
Susanna’s co-host Piers Morgan embarked on a ferocious rant at the start of Tuesday’s Good Morning Britain as he called out Boris Johnson after the lockdown announcement.
During his public address on Monday evening, Johnson announced that most primary and secondary schools will return to remote learning until February.
Piers branded the school closures u-turn ‘utterly insane’ as he raged: “He sends them all back to school so they can mingle with other students” for them to “then go home and infect their elderly relatives?”
“What a brilliant idea by the prime minister”, he added sarcastically.
He raged: “Sorry Prime Minister, how did they go from being completely safe on Sunday and yesterday morning, to being so dangerous they all have to be closed? Now we know the answer. The answer is you eventually got to the right decision…”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.