Kirstie Allsopp causes stir with response to Susanna Reids apology over sexist error

GMB: Professor Devi Sridhar appears on the show

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Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid, 50, apologised to Professor Devi Sridhar after she discovered her title wasn’t shown next to her name on the show today. Devi was a part of a discussion about dealing with coronavirus in the winter with male Professor Angus Dalgleish, whose title was shown.

A viewer shared a screen shot of the difference in the name tags, which prompted Professor Devi Sridhar to comment.

She wrote on Twitter: “Can women be professors in 2021?”

Presenter Susanna Reid saw the tweet and apologised to her guest on behalf of the show.

She wrote: “I am really sorry that this happened.

“We introduced you with your title Professor but inexplicably it wasn’t on screen.”

Professor Devi accepted the apology, replying: “Innocent mistake- thanks always, Susanna.”

Others hit out about the situation, claiming it was a sign of misogyny and sexism. 

Kirstie Allsopp responded to the post, saying she was “more interested” in hearing what the male professor had to say, for a personal reason.

She wrote: “Much more interested in knowing what Professor Dalgliesh was saying? He added a decade at least to my Mother’s life.

“The man is a legend in our family, and thousands of others struck by cancer.”

The property presenter’s comment didn’t go down well with some Twitter users.

Matt T wrote: “I’m trying to stop swearing on Twitter to make that easier. I’m going to have to block you Kirstie.”

Alice Lees commented: “More interested in what a man has to say than a woman???”

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“Well said Kirstie,” Wayne OB added.

A fourth Twitter user wrote: “Well done Kirstie. Completely missing the point as per usual.”

The mother-of-two also shared the Good Mornig Britain discussion on her Twitter page, praising Professor Angus Dalgleish.

She commented: “This man is a GOD he added at least a decade to our Mother’s life. Please listen to him.”

The Location Location Location star’s mum Lady Fiona Hindlip died from breast cancer back in 2014.

Her death came shortly after Kirstie’s father-in-law died.

She was buried, at her own request, in a wicker coffin in the garden of her Dorset home.

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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