Bev Turner narrowly avoids painful injury as storm ravages trip away: 'Scariest night of my life!'

Bev Turner

Bev Turner has been involved in a terrifying storm ordeal abroad

Alex Davies

By Alex Davies

Published: 26/09/2023

- 13:22

The GB News presenter is currently on a break in South Africa

GB News star Bev Turner's holiday in South Africa got off to a terrifying start, the presenter has revealed.

Bev narrowly avoided serious injury while in the country after a storm resulted in a tree almost falling and crush the car she was travelling in.

The GB News star said of the incident: "Just had one of the scariest nights of my life... Huge #CapeStorm picked up yesterday afternoon in #stellenbosch.

"It was too dangerous to go for dinner anywhere except small pizza place next door on foot.

"We went to bed listening to the torrential rain and wind. The Hotel is amongst lots of tall oak trees. We were in the newer rooms on a slope.

"We were woken at 2am by a huge bang and our ceiling falling in over our heads!!" she added, followed by a shocked emoji.

Bev Turner and Andrew Pierce

Bev Turner and Andrew Pierce regularly present Britain's Newsroom


"I literally screamed!" Bev continued. "We scrambled to get out, not knowing if we should stay or go outside.

"Having lived in Manchester and London my whole life I wasn't exactly familiar with #monsoon etiquette! But James told me to stand under the door frame while he ran about grabbing our bags like an action hero.

"We made a terrified dash to our hire car not knowing if a tree was about to fall on us. We had a choice: to get to the main house we could drive a forward or reverse route.

"We decided to reverse. Moments later the tree in the picture fell. We were parked two foot in front. If we had gone forward we would have been under it."

Bev shared a picture of said tree with the giant structure blocking up the entire road in front of her.

She signed off: "We got to the main house which has been stood here for 150 years. It was safe and much quieter.

"Today we get to visit my son in #CapeTown who I haven't seen for 8 weeks but the roads are littered with fallen trees. Wish us luck!"

A number of fans rushed to wish Bev well - including others members of the GB News family.

WATCH HERE: Bev and Andrew's Russell Brand debate

Michelle Dewberry responded to Bev's tweet: "Stay safe and give your son an extra big squeeze… we never know what is around the corner," followed by a love heart emoji.

While broadcaster Sue Cook also replied: "Crikey! Stay safe Bev! x." (sic)

Bev is currently enjoying a break in South Africa and was replaced by presenter Emily Carver on Tuesday morning for Britain's Newsroom alongside Andrew Pierce.

Bev has become a firm fan-favourite on GB News thanks to her no-holds-barred takes on the latest news agenda and hit headlines everywhere last week thanks to a passionate debate with co-host Andrew over the Russell Brand allegations.

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