'Tried to be a ninja and failed again': Ben Shephard jokes over ankle injury while sporting a HUGE plastic boot on GMB... as Kate Garraway brands him an 'idiot' for falling off a wall
He may have successfully completed the challenging obstacle course on Ninja Warrior.
But his sporting prowess appeared to fail Ben Shephard, as he was seen sporting a huge plastic boot on one foot while presenting Good Morning Britain on Friday.
The TV presenter, 42, revealed he had fallen from a wall while trying to impress his children and had ruptured ligaments in his ankle, but choosing to ignore the pain for several days, he was left with no choice but to seek medical help.
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Ouch: Ben Shephard was seen sporting a huge plastic boot on one foot while presenting Good Morning Britain on Friday, as he revealed ankle injury
Ben had flaunted his new accessory ahead of appearing live on air for Friday's edition of the ITV breakfast show. He took to Twitter with a photo of himself holding his leg, complete with the plastic boot, into the air.
Flanked by his co-hosts Charlotte Hawkins and Kate Garraway, Ben joked: 'Morning all - so this grew on me overnight! no not @kategarraway or @CharlotteHawkns the air cast I may have been failing be a ninja -again.'
While Charlotte and Kate appeared to pull a grimace sat alongside Ben, he seemed in high spirits despite his injury.
Misfortune: The TV presenter, 42, revealed he had fallen from a wall while trying to impress his children and had ruptured ligaments in his ankle, but chose to ignore the pain in the days that followed
Amusing: Taking it in his stride, Ben joked he was 'modelling the latest in high street injury chic' with his moon boot, before quipping it was a result of him trying to be a 'ninja' and failing
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And keen to leave him red-faced when the cameras started rolling, Kate couldn't resist highlighting Ben's misfortune while introducing the show. She had said: 'It's Friday 13 and Ben Shephard has already had his bad luck - take a look at what he's wearing this season!'
Taking it in his stride, Ben then added: 'I'm modelling the latest in high street injury chic,' before going on to reveal how he had suffered his injury.
He said: 'I did it last week but I didn't make a fuss, I ruptured a few ligaments in my ankle... I fell off a wall. I was messing around with the kids, trying to be too ninja and failing again. And it's been quite bad.'
Unimpressed: Kate then branded Ben an 'idiot', prompting him to remark: 'That's what my wife says and my kids now too'
Hard to miss: The star's injury didn't go unnoticed on the show as he sat on the sofa with his co-host Kate
Stylish: Ben made sure to show off the plastic boot he has been forced to wear to aid his recovery
Unimpressed, Kate then branded Ben an 'idiot', prompting him to remark: 'That's what my wife says and my kids now too.'
While Ben poked fun at himself 'failing to be a ninja', he seemed to forget about his past success completing the tricky obstacle course contestants are seen battling with on ITV show Ninja Warrior.
Ben hosts the programme with Rochelle Humes and sporting pundit Chris Kamara and was seen giving the course a go himself in a segment filmed for Great Morning Britain two years ago.
Completing it with ease, Ben flaunted his body strength as he swung from hanging ropes, climbed across netting and ran up a wall. Following his triumph, the star couldn't resist ribbing his co-star Kamara, as he said: 'I'm so chuffed you were here to witness that!'
Triumph: While Ben poked fun at himself 'failing to be a ninja', he seemed to forget about his past success completing the tricky obstacle course contestants are seen battling with on ITV show Ninja Warrior
Success: Completing the course with ease in 2015, Ben flaunted his body strength as he swung from hanging ropes, climbed across netting and ran up a wall
He had left his other co-host Rochelle rather impressed, as she referred to Ben as the show's 'Ninja King', saying: 'He’s modest but he was so good.'
Meanwhile, fans had rushed to Twitter to send Ben their well wishes, telling the Good Morning Britain host that they hope he has a 'speedy recovery'.
They penned: 'Feel for you. I broke my foot over the summer and had to wear a boot. Not a good look; What on earth have you done? Looks.... uncomfortable; Oh dear I hope your leg gets better soon Ben. You'll always be a ninja to me. Love you xxx'
Another couldn't resist joking that Ben's injury was the result of upsetting a contestant on his daytime show Tipping Point, as they penned: '"Fell off a wall?" Okay Ben. You've hugged the wrong person on #tippingpoint I reckon.'
'What on earth have you done?' Fans rushed to Twitter to wish Ben a speedy recovery
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