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Susanna Reid enjoys some cheeky banter with Emile Heskey

She’s a die-hard Eagle who has been very vocal of her love of the game. 

So Susanna Reid didn’t hold back as she begged Emile Heskey to give her beloved Crystal Palace FC a shout out on Tuesday’s episode of Good Morning Britain. 

Chatting to the former footballer as well as Harry Redknapp, the team seemed in great spirits as they discussed the return of Soccer Aid. 

Cheeky! Susanna Reid didn’t hold back as she begged Emile Heskey to give her beloved Crystal Palace FC a shout out on Tuesday’s episode of Good Morning Britain

After the stars of the annual charity football match were revealed, the group were left discussing who would make a suitable manager for the England team. 

As Emilie piped up: ‘Roy Hodgson would be good, ex Liverpool and England…’ Susanna interjected, ‘Ex Liv, ex England and ex… the finest team in English soccer.. Crystal Palace!’

As everyone burst into laughter, Emile joked ‘Ok, lets forget about that one!’  

Speaking out: After the stars of annual charity football match Soccer aid were revealed, the group were left discussing who would make a suitable manager for the England team

Speaking out: After the stars of annual charity football match Soccer aid were revealed, the group were left discussing who would make a suitable manager for the England team

Maya Jama, Olly Murs and Wayne Rooney led the all-star line-up for Soccer Aid 2021 as it was announced on Monday.

Other famous faces include singers James Arthur, Chunkz and Tom Grennan, former Love Islander Kem Cetinay and footballers David James and Ashley Cole.

Former England player Fara Williams is also on the line-up, as is icon Gary Neville.

Also returning to the Soccer Aid pitch are Olympian Usain Bolt, reality star Mark Wright, TV presenter Ore Oduba, football freestyler and sports presenter Liv Cooke, radio star Roman Kemp.

Loving life: Chatting to the former footballer as well as Harry Redknapp, the team seemed in great spirits as they discussed the return of Soccer Aid

Loving life: Chatting to the former footballer as well as Harry Redknapp, the team seemed in great spirits as they discussed the return of Soccer Aid

Other football stars taking part include Kelly Smith, Roberto Carlos, Patrice Evra, Emile Heskey and Jamie Redknapp.

The annual charity match, that raises money for Unicef, sees England take on the rest of the world for a live show hosted by Dermot O’Leary and Alex Scott on ITV.

The match takes place at Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium on September 4 and will be broadcast on ITV and STV. 

While the England team is without a captain, Harry Redknapp returns as manager of the rest of the world team. 

Back at it: While the England team is without a captain, Harry Redknapp returns as manager of the rest of the world team

Back at it: While the England team is without a captain, Harry Redknapp returns as manager of the rest of the world team

Asked why he’s managing the rest of the world team and not England, Harry confessed: ‘I don’t know! Can’t get to the bottom of it myself. 

‘I managed England a few years.. If I could change I certainly would, will have to have a word with someone and see if I can change’.

The manager also spoke about working alongside Piers Morgan in the 2019 match, quipping, ‘he quickly took over and I became his assistant’, to which Susanna joked, ‘I know that feeling!’ 

Meanwhile, Susanna is a lifetime Crystal Palace fan and is a patron for the football club’s Palace for Life Foundation. 

The presenter was also in a relationship with Crystal Palace chairman Steve Parrish, 56, who she is rumoured to have reconciled with. 

Susanna went public with Steve back in November 2018 when they were pictured at a Crystal Palace v Chelsea match. 

They split just months later in April 2019 following a nine month relationship, as Susanna insisted they would remain good friends. 

Dating history: Susanna is a lifetime Crystal Palace fan and was also in a relationship with the club's chairman Steve Parrish, 56, who she is rumoured to have reconciled with (pictured in 2019)

Dating history: Susanna is a lifetime Crystal Palace fan and was also in a relationship with the club’s chairman Steve Parrish, 56, who she is rumoured to have reconciled with (pictured in 2019)

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