Kate Beckinsale’s beau prompts a bit of Piers Morgan-baiting
WHEN Piers Morgan all-but branded Kate Beckinsale a cradle-snatcher today, his co-host Susanna Reid wouldn’t let it stand.
Speaking about the 41-year-old Underworld actress’s reported new relationship with US comedian Matt Rife, 21, the Good Morning Britain host branded it ‘toe-curling’, saying: ‘Isn’t it a bit Taylor [Swift] and Tom [Hiddleston] in the sea?’
Perhaps sensing Susanna was about to pounce, he added: ‘I’d feel the same way if it were a man and a young girl, it’s a 22-year age gap. He’s a kid, he’s 21.’
But Susanna, who is 46 and currently single, objected, saying: ‘He’s not a kid, he’s 21, he’s a fully-grown man.’
She then went on to ask if Piers was ‘a bit jealous’.
‘Are you a bit worried about women going off with younger men?’ she enquired.
To which Piers responded: ‘Are you quietly seeing a 21-year-old? Is that what this is about?’
But Susanna had the perfect clapback.
‘If I was seeing a 21-year-old, I wouldn’t be keeping quiet about it!’ she joked.
Author: Anna Thomson