The high-octane forecast was a first for Good Morning Britain, and presenter Laura had headed over to the iconic building to present an extra speci
The high-octane forecast was a first for Good Morning Britain, and presenter Laura had headed over to the iconic building to present an extra special edition of her usual weather reports.
The ITV star was hooked up to a harness and other safety gear and was gradually lowered down by the side of the building.
Struggling to hide her fear at taking part in the terrifying experience, Laura grimaced as she held on tight to her rope.
Laura was dangling 158 metres in the air for the report and she could barely stop screaming long enough to give her report.
But in a hilarious moment the star accidentally said “f**k” right as she went over the edge.
Immediately recognising her mistake, Laura cried: “Sorry, I might have said a bleep word!”
Grinning, Laura went on to give her report, and managed to conquer her fears in incredible fashion.
The forecaster predicted much warmer temperatures and sunny climes ahead for the UK.
As part of the challenge, Laura was then tasked with cleaning the windows of Blackpool Tower.
Cameras watched as a group of tourists were captivated by the spectacle, and things took another turn when Laura followed her earlier swear word with “c**p”.
“Is c**p a swear word?” she suddenly checked, but viewers found the whole ordeal amusing.
Laura later admitted she’d decided not to tell her mother the hair-raising task ahead of her appearance on the show this morning.
But the presenter ensured she told her dad to steer clear of the programme today.
Viewers flocked to Twitter to praise the reporter for tackling her fear of heights.
“#GMB @GMB bless Laura. I couldn’t have done it!” one person wrote. “Loving the bleep words ha she smashed the weather report #Blackpool.”
Another shared: “OMG Laura is very brave, no way could I do that #GMB.”
A third agreed: “@Lauratobin1 Well done Laura. Such an achievement abseiling down Blackpool Tower.
“Great Bravery! Be proud of yourself.”
While a fourth commented: “Wow Laura that’s amazing well done! #GMB.”
Yesterday’s edition of the programme saw Piers Morgan defending Jeremy Kyle after his show was axed following the death of Steve Dymond one week after his appearance.
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.