Ranvir Singh has recalled how she was once left sobbing in a park with her toddler son Tushaan after being axed by ITV.
The host, 45, who is now one of the channel’s top stars was left heartbroken after ‘giving up everything’ for the channel and leaving a comfy job at the BBC.
Speaking about the difficult time on the Sliding Doors podcast Ranvir said: ‘I had a very secure job with BBC job with a pension and everything.
‘I got headhunted to go to ITV. So I give up this whole secure life at the BBC and my friends and my life in Manchester to move to London, essentially, for a contract’.
Ranvir, who shares her lad, now 10, with ex-husband Ranjeet, continued: ‘It was a two-year contract. But I always remember being in the newsroom at the BBC and looking up at the little television and thinking, ‘I want to know what it’s like to be there [on national TV]’
AXED: Ranvir Singh, 45, has recalled how she was left sobbing in a park with her toddler son after being axed by ITV
Scary stuff: The host who is now one of the channel’s top stars was left heartbroken after she had ‘given up everything’ and left a comfy job at the BBC (pictured with GMB co-host Ben Shephard)
After ditching her career at a regional news channel to work on a national platform she soon found herself almost out of a job.
‘I’m there, 15 months into the job. The programme gets a whole rebrand and I’m not a part of their plans.
‘I found out at 10 o’clock in the morning and by 10.30 am and email had gone out.’
However as she found herself sobbing with her infant son she received a very important telephone call .
‘There’s me crying in a park with my little son and My phone rings and it’s John Stapleton – a long-term GMTV presenter.’
‘He told me not to complain, carry on turning up and to do my job.’
Despite bosses telling her that her career had ‘plateaued’, determined Ranvir rejected the idea and soon found herself being offered a Saturday presenting gig.
Less than two months later she was asked to present the News at Ten, before going on to host GMB and stand in for Lorraine Kelly on her self titled show.
Memories: After ditching her career at a regional news channel to work on a national platform she soon found herself almost out of a job (L-R) Ranvir Singh, Susanna Reid
Back with a bang: Despite bosses telling her that her career had ‘plateaued’, determined Ranvir rejected the idea and soon found herself being offered a Saturday presenting gig, before going on to host GMB and Lorraine (pictured)
Family: Ranvir pictured with son Tushaan and partner Louis Church
It comes after Ranvir and co-host Richard Madeley suffered a technical blunder while presenting a recent installment of Good Morning Britain.
The presenting duo were talking with NHS Confederation Chief Executive Matthew Taylor for a segment about the current junior doctor strikes, when fans noticed the slip-up.
As Matthew shared his thoughts via a virtual appearance, the camera remained on his screen – with Ranvir and Richard not to be seen.
But despite not being on screen, the pair appeared to have left their microphones on and could be heard ‘whispering’ over the top of their guest.
While their exact words couldn’t be made out, the moment didn’t go unnoticed by fans – with some taking to Twitter to note the moment.
Awkward! Good Morning Britain suffered an embarrasing mic blunder on a recent installments as hosts Richard Madeley and Ranvir were caught ‘whispering’ off camera
Oops: The pair could accidentally be heard but not seen as they talked amongst themselves unkowingly
Ranvir questioned Matthew on what kind of wage rise that doctors should aim for, if they were to recieve one.
The camera then focused on him as he began to answer, but an off-screen Ranvir could be heard whispering to Richard through her microphone.
The inaudible conversation could be heard in the background of Matthew’s answer, with Richard coughing and then replying back.
Taking to Twitter following the moment, one viewer questioned: ‘What were they whispering about?’
While another added: ‘Ranvir we can hear you whispering over the mic when people are talking’.