Top Gear's Rory Reid Nearly Misses 'Good Morning Britain' Interview After Sleeping Through Alarm

'We have no idea where he is.'

New 'Top Gear' host Rory Reid didn't exactly get his promo trail for the new series of the BBC Two motoring show off to a flying start on Friday (27 May), after turning up late to a TV interview.

The YouTube star, who was announced as one of the BBC motoring show's new presenters alongside Chris Evans and Matt LeBlanc earlier this year, plunged 'Good Morning Britain' into chaos, after he failed to turn up to the show's studios.

Hosts Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway were left to fill time on the ITV breakfast show, as they told viewers: "We have no idea where he is."

<strong>Rory Reid showed up very late for a 'Good Morning Britain' interview</strong>
Rory Reid showed up very late for a 'Good Morning Britain' interview

They later announced that Rory had missed his slot after sleeping through his alarm.

He was then on a race against time to make it to ITV's studios before the end of the show.

After he eventually made it to the set, Rory sat down with Ben and Kate and explained his late arrival.

"My life has been nothing but 3am starts. The cable on my phone died," he said.

"Have you gone all diva on us?" Ben teased. "The last person who did that to us was Mariah Carey."

<strong>Rory is one of the new 'Top Gear' presenters</strong>
Rory is one of the new 'Top Gear' presenters
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Speaking about the new series of 'Top Gear', Rory revealed he doesn't feel the pressure of living up to predecessors Jeremy Clarkson, Richard Hammond and James May.

"I'm a fan of 'Top Gear' and I know what came before, but the process I've been through recently has shown me that it will be different but it will live up to the expectations of the fans," he said.

"We've worked so hard to try and maintain that essence of 'Top Gear' and that element of fun. We are confident that we are going to deliver a show that is hugely inclusive.

"I'm not nervous at all. I'll be absolutely fine," he added.

His comments were in contract to those recently made by co-host Eddie Jordan, who had some strong words for the former presenting trio.

'Top Gear' returns to BBC Two at 8pm on Sunday.

'Good Morning Britain' airs weekdays from 6am on ITV.

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