A photo of Susanna Reid during her school days was shared on screen during Monday’s edition of Good Morning Britain, prompting the presenter to declare: ‘I’ve got a good head of hair.’
Susanna, 50, was just a teenager at the time, and the photo was taken while she was a sixth form student at St Paul’s Girls’ School.
The moment unfolded after Susanna and her co-host Adil Ray spoke to guests about the London school’s recent decision to scrap the role of head girl because it is deemed too ‘binary’.
Throwback: A photo of Susanna Reid, 50, during her school days was shared on screen during Monday’s edition of Good Morning Britain
As the segment came to a close, Adil, 47, said: ‘The great thing about doing this piece is it was Susanna’s former school, St Paul’s Girls School.
‘So we get the chance to have a look at this again.’
As Susanna’s photo appeared on screen, Adil continued: ‘Look at that. What year would that have been at school?’
Susanna quipped: ‘I can’t even remember it’s so long ago.’
Teenager: Susanna was just a teenager at the time, and the photo was taken while she was a sixth form student at St Paul’s Girls’ School
Adil then joked: ‘You’ve got a head girl look about you I have to say.’
It was then that Susanna referred to her full head of hair, saying: ‘I’ve got a good head of hair we can all agree.’
Referring to the photo’s dark pigmentation, the presenter added: ‘It’s kind of got Sepia tones hasn’t it? It is very much last century.’
Adil added: ‘I think it’s great. I was so surprised you didn’t have a uniform.’
Funny: As the segment came to a close, Adil Ray, 47, said: ‘The great thing about doing this piece is it was Susanna’s former school, St Paul’s Girls School’
Susanna then clarified: ‘Well in sixth form lots of schools don’t have uniforms.’
When asked by Adil: ‘What were you wearing there?’ Susanna hilariously replied: ‘I don’t know but that got chucked as soon as I saw that photo.’
It comes after St Paul’s Girls’ School announced it will no longer use the term head girl as it says it is too ‘binary’.
The £26,000-a-year school in Hammersmith, London, will instead refer to the position as ‘head of school’ from the next academic year.
The change has prompted backlash from some staff of the school, which boasts a list of successful women including former vaccines taskforce chief Dame Kate Bingham and actress Rachel Weisz.
A source told The Times: ‘Why do the girls have to change their name?
‘They should be teaching young women to be proud of their sex, not ashamed of it. It’s very contradictory.
‘How can you be a single-sex school that exists to empower girls to do well and at the same time support girls to identify out of being a girl?’
Changes: St Paul’s Girls’ School, which costs £26,000-a-year, will no longer use the term head girl as it says it is too ‘binary’
The senior pupil was known as head of school for decades after St Paul’s Girls was founded in 1904.
The school said their decision-making was a result of senior pupils considering themselves young women rather than ‘girls’ but acknowledged the ‘binary connotations’ were also a factor.
It said senior pupils also felt the historic title was ‘more modern, age appropriate and inclusive’.
The school denied that it should change its name under the same logic.
It came as LGBT charity Stonewall urged schools to use the term ‘learners’ instead of ‘boys’ and ‘girls’.
Guidance documents also suggested teachers hold mixed sex PE classes and ditch all gendered uniforms, The Daily Telegraph reported.
Backlash: The change has prompted backlash from some staff of the school which boasts a list of successful women including former vaccines taskforce chief Dame Kate Bingham (left) and actress Rachel Weisz (right)