Kate Garraway couldn’t resist teasing Good Morning Britain host Ben Shephard about his recent leg injury on the show Wednesday morning.
The 46-year-old underwent surgery after he ruptured his ACL, tore his meniscus and fractured his leg during a football match.
When the pair joined the programme at 6.30am, Kate didn’t hold back when she described the sight of Ben’s leg as “impressive and horrible”, The Mirror reports.
Mum-of-two Kate began: “I’ve now seen the scars. You’ve been banging on about it all week!”
Ben quickly interjected: “My knee, she’s talking about my knee!”
“Yeah I’m talking about his knee,” Kate continued. “And on social media, and he came in in shorts today and I’ve gotta say, it’s impressive and horrible!”
“Yeah I’ll spare you at breakfast, but I have taken the strappings off, they were still on there,” Ben told GMB viewers.
The TV presenter then went on to discuss his recovery and revealed he’s already had a couple of physio sessions.
“The interesting thing is, the physio hurts way more than the injury did in the first place,” Ben explained.
“I’m having to try and get flexion and the bend through the knee, it’s agony just trying to get to that point. It’s much more painful than the injury itself.”
Earlier this month, Ben shared photos and videos to his Instagram Stories of himself in hospital before returning home to his wife-of-17-years Annie.
Addressing everyone’s get well messages, he said: “Thank you everybody for your lovely messages, it’s been lovely to think that you all care. If it’s at all possible, could you send some of that love to my wife because she’s the one that’s really struggling.”
Earlier this month Ben admitted it will be a “long” and “slow” process for him to get back to full health.
Ben sustained the injury playing in a football game with his old team and initially didn’t realise the extent of his injuries as he damaged his nerves in the horror accident.
He recalled at the time: “A few weeks to go, you may remember I played in the Cup Final of the Arthur Dunn veterans cup, my old boy’s team. We won the Cup Final, but I started with two legs and ended with one.
“Without realising, I have ruptured my ACL, I’ve torn the meniscus and I’ve fractured part of my leg as well.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.