GMB’s Susanna Reid praises Sky Sports’ Chris Kamara over speech disorder

Susanna Reid praised Sky Sports' presenter Chris Kamara for opening up about his speech disorder.

Susanna, 51, took a moment on Good Morning Britain to praise the football reporter for being so honest and open about his diagnosis with apraxia of speech.

She began: “We send our best wishes to Kammy actually and I have done that directly because it’s really tough for a broadcaster when you have something that effects your speech, especially as people were speculating about why that might be on social media.

“I said to him, you know it’s really, it’s fantastic that he’s actually been really transparent about it, as I think what it does is, it destigmatises that for anybody else who might be in the same position. So all power to him and best wishes.”

Entertainment editor, Richard Arnold added that there was “a lot of love on Twitter and socials for him.”

Susanna replied: “Always.”

Richard agreed: “Always for Kammy and we echo that here.”

There was a flurry of concern over the weekend as the football pundit slurred his words while he covered a game of football on Saturday.

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Chris took to Twitter to explain the reason for the change in his speech to his 1.8 million Twitter followers.

He penned: “Just wanted to let a few of you know who tweeted me today that I am ok ish. Alongside my Thyroid problem I have developed Apraxia of Speech & have been working to get my speech back to normal.

“Some days it can be a little slow and some days it’s normal. Hopefully I can beat this!”

The tweet has over 159,000 likes and over 6,000 comments filled with messages of support.

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