The 46-year-old had his leg supported by a chair under the desk as he returned to work today after undergoing surgery after rupturing his ACL, tearing his meniscus and fracturing his leg during a football match.
Delighted he’s back, Ben’s co-host Susanna Reid announced, “Hello stranger! Welcome to the new! “
“Thank you very much,” Ben replied.
Susanna pointed out, “You look a little uncomfortable – I’m just going to take the mini camera. “
She then zoomed in on Ben’s leg, which was supported by a chair.
“I was just thinking, I’ve been gone a few weeks, I’m going to start making the changes!” I feel like I should be able to do the show with my feet up! “
He then explained how he had injured his leg “while trying to pretend [he] was still 25 years old ”.
Ben previously shared a photo and videos of himself in the hospital on his Instagram Stories, saying, “The operation is happening today !! so far so good – arrow on the right leg @andipeters on tv + super stylish socks on. ”
Hours later, tired Ben addressed his fans saying, “Hello everyone, thank you for all the amazing and adorable messages. For those who didn’t know, I ruptured my ACL and tore my knee meniscus while playing soccer. “
He then shared a look at his leg, which was wrapped.
Ben continued, “This is what it looks like at the moment. It’s not a fake tan by the way, I promise, despite my roots in Essex. “
Pointing to the orange-yellow color of her legs, he joked, “I didn’t pretend to tan before my surgery.
“So they fixed the ACL and the meniscus and now start the rehabilitation – very slow, long, rehabilitation. I have to say the pain relievers seem to be doing the job right now! “
Tagging his co-stars Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid, he added, “Can’t believe I released on pain relievers like this a few years ago!
“Kate Garraway and Susanna Reid – what were you thinking letting me broadcast when I felt like this ?!” “
He had previously opened up about his injury after joining Susanna as a co-host on GMB.
Susanna remarked, “I wish I had taken a picture in my dressing room this morning, because Ben came in with a hell of a kick to the leg.”
Ben had joked, “Quite the outfit, yes. “
* Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6 a.m. on ITV