Susanna Reid apologises for ‘insensitive’ mum question to lesbians on GMB

Susanna Reid has said sorry for her "insensitivity" after she asked a lesbian couple hoping to have children who the mum would be.

The Good Morning Britain presenter, 50, put her foot in it as she chatted to Megan and Whitney Bacon-Evans about fertility discrimination.

"What are your dreams? What are your hopes? Who wants to be mum? How many children would you like to have?" she asked.

One of the ladies then replied: "Well… we both want to be mum."

The TV star realised she'd made a bit of a blunder and looked mortified.

Rushing to put it right, she said: "Of course you will both be mum! Of course you will. I apologise for that insensitivity."

Looking a little red-faced, Susanna went on to rephrase her question, asking: "Who wants to carry the baby?"

Luckily the women – who were speaking out about it being hard for same-sex couples to access fertility treatment on the NHS – didn't seem to be bothered and just laughed off the presenter's gaffe.

Susanna's comment also sparked a fair bit of reaction on social media.

"'Who wants to be mum?' Oh come on @susannareid100," tweeted one person who had been watching the ITV show.

Another posted: "Absolute ignorance from @susannareid100 on @gmb. 'Who wants to be mum.' This is the ongoing rubbish gay people tolerate on ongoing basis."

"They will both be mums to their children," another viewer posted. "You don't have to be biologically related or carry your child to be a mother."

However, other viewers defended the mum-of-three.

"It's not being disrespectful, it's only curiosity," said one.

Another viewer was clearly amused by the whole thing and joked: "Who wants to be mum. In this day and age that should mean you're cancelled. The snowflakes will be furious."

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