The barrister is guest-presenting the ITV morning program with Susanna Reid, and the pair shared some jokes about Rinder’s upcoming starring role.
He is set to play The Man In The Mirror in a pantomime production of Snow White and the Seven Dwarves, set to open on Saturday, December 4 at the Hippodrome.
As the hosts were chatting when the show got underway after 6.30am, Rob said to Susanna: “I’m doing panto in Bristol, and I asked ‘are you coming to watch it’?”
Susanna exclaimed: “Yes I am, of course I am!”
But it was not quite that simple, with Rob calling out his friend and co-presenter out on an earlier comment: “And what did you say before we went on [air]?”
Susanna replied: “I said if it comes to London, I will be the first person to book a ticket.”
Pointing at Susanna and feigning outrage, Rob said: “London, you see? You said ‘oh no I won’t’.”
“Oh yes I will,” said Susanna.
Looking satisfied, Rob said: “Right, you’ve heard it here first. You know that’s an enforceable contract?”
Interrupting his co-presenter, Rob said: “But if I don’t see your shiny little face in the middle of that audience, I’ll be really disappointed, Susanna.”
Switching the focus away from herself, Susanna then asked: “And how’s it going, how are rehearsals? You did admit recently that you’re struggling with your lines.”
The poster for the production then appeared on screen to laughter throughout the studio.
“Nothing is sacred,” Rob lamented.
But Susanna quickly said: “You wrote it in a column in a national newspaper!”
“No I didn’t… oh yeah, there was that…” Turns out, Rob Rinder had written about it in his bi-weekly column for the Evening Standard.
Snow White and the Seven Dwarves at the Bristol Hippodrome is starring Lesley Joseph as The Wicked Queen, along with Rob Rinder and comedian Andy Ford.
It was initially meant to run in 2020 but was postponed by a year due to the Covid pandemic.
It is set to open this Saturday (December 4), and will run until Sunday, January 2, 2022. Tickets are available here.