GMBs Laura Tobin shares surprising RAF career before becoming ITV weather girl

Good Morning Britain's weather girl Laura Tobin has revealed she had a surprise RAF career before joining TV.

The weather reporter spoke exclusively to the Daily Star at the Pride of Britain Awards on Monday (October 23).

When asked what the hardest part of working on the ITV morning show was – she revealed it was her rota.

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Laura said: "The hardest part is the five days a week – not the earlies shift.

"I used to do two days and two nights in the RAF and I'd be on shifts so you get to have days off.

"I'd rather work, work, work and have then have the time off.

"Whereas here I do my morning shift, then through the day I'm looking at the weather and have to email work and do more emails and get ready for the next day."

Laura then revealed exactly what she got up to during her role in the RAF.

"I was forecasting the weather for pilots' flights for all over the world. So, I worked at Brize Norton which is their airport and they used to fly to Iraq, Afghanistan and all then all the way to Australia and the Falklands."

But which does she prefer?

She answered: "They're completely different. The RAF forecasts were like my own thing and they gave info to a local group of people and it mattered on a smaller timescale.

"Whereas with severe weather and big storms this winter, millions of people were tuning into my forecast and it felt extreme when I said our forecast saves lives but it does because people would not go out in their cars, go on trains, not leave their houses, etc, and most importantly, more people didn't die, so yeah…"

When asked if Laura would ever like a spot on the main presenting panel and if she thinks it's likely, she answered: "I can't read autocue, the weather has no autocue so I don't know how that would go."

However, she does claim a perk of former GMB star Piers Morgan leaving is that she gets more air time.

Laura explained: "As a colleague, I get more time when he's not there, and because he talks so much that my section was cut.

"But on a personal level, my daughter was really sick when she was born and he kept texting me all the time to ask how she was. So, he is actually a really lovely human being – which you may be surprised to hear."

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