News anchor appears on Good Morning America without pants: 'We are all Will Reeve'

27-year-old says he was wearing shorts 

Chelsea Ritschel
New York
Wednesday 29 April 2020 07:26 BST
News anchor Will Reeves appears on GMA without any trousers on

An ABC News anchor has defended himself after going viral for appearing on a Good Morning America segment without wearing pants.

On Tuesday, Will Reeve appeared on GMA to discuss pharmacies using drones to deliver medications to people living in a retirement home in Florida.

At the beginning of the segment, Reeve appeared to be fully dressed, seen wearing a suit jacket and shirt from the waist up.

However, at one point during the segment, the camera angle moved and captured Reeve’s bare leg.

Almost immediately after the interview, a screenshot of Reeve's seemingly pants-less appearance on GMA was shared to Twitter, where it was captioned: “Hey put some pants on my guy.”

The tweet has since been liked more than 47,000 times.

Others joked that Reeve embodied everyone who is working at home amid the coronavirus pandemic during the interview.

“Will Reeve just living everybody’s truth during this pandemic. Everyone I know that has been doing zoom work meetings has been taking them like this,” another person tweeted.

But, according to Reeve, the son of late actor Christopher Reeve, he wasn’t actually not wearing pants - as he has claimed he was wearing shorts for the interview.

“Trying to be efficient I got ready for a post-GMA workout a little too soon this morning,” Reeve wrote in a statement shared to Twitter. “The camera angle, along with friends, family, and several hundred strangers on social media made me rethink my morning routine.”

The news anchor then jokingly asked people wearing “a belt, trousers and shoes” during work calls for tips, before concluding: “Now, back to work. Wearing pants.”

Reeve captioned the Twitter Statement: “When WFH goes wrong (or, your self-framed live shot goes too wide). Hope everyone got a much-needed laugh.”

Despite clearing up the confusion, many people thanked the 27-year-old for the amusement and relatability.

“You made all of us, sitting around in underwear for the last two months, feel normal again. Thank you for that and for having an awesome sense of humour,” one person wrote.

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