Schoolboys wear skirts in school protest

Who said skirts are just for girls? A group of schoolboys in Exeter are wearing skirts to school in protest at being told they were not allowed to wear shorts.

The pupils asked permission to modify their uniform because of the hot weather, but the headteacher denied their request.

Some of the young protesters joined us this morning and their spokesperson told us: "I want shorts this year and I’m going to keep wearing it until they give us shorts this year".

The boys also told us about the unforeseen pitfalls of skirt wearing such as: having to shave their legs, being told off by teachers for having their skirt up too high and the annoyance of having their exposed thighs sticking to the chair furniture.

Watch the full interview above.

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Top five headlines you’re waking up to

  1. Theresa May has promised to give three million EU migrants the right to stay in the UK after Brexit. The Prime Minster said the EU citizens living in the UK for five years or more will be given the same treatment as full British citizens.

  2. The Government have announced that at least 11 high-rise blocks have been fitted with similar cladding used on Grenfell Tower. Tests are currently being carried out on over 600 high rises across the country.

  3. A Which? investigation into the security of connected devices in the home has shown how hackers could access your home network and connected appliances in as little as four days

  4. The National Audit Office has called the Government's multi billion plans for the new nuclear plant at Hinkley Point a "risky" and "expensive" project

  5. A group of boys in Exeter have worn skirts to school in protest at being told they were not allowed to wear shorts. Is it okay to wear shorts at school or work? We'll be discussing this topic more during the show.

Alexandra Shulman says goodbye to Vogue after 25 years

I really wanted the Queen. Yes (we tried) but she wouldn’t do it... tried several times over 25 years

– Alexandra Shulman

As she prepares to step down from her position tomorrow as editor at British Vogue magazine after 25 years, Alexandra Shulman joined Good Morning Britain to tell us why she made the big decision and how she feels as her last day approaches.

Alexandra told us that putting together a special publication for the iconic fashion magazine's 100th birthday made her realise it was a good time to move on.

She told Ben and Susanna: “It was when I was looking at a book that I’d published about the 100th year when I realised I’d sort of packaged it all up between these covers and it was all neat and there, and I thought, ‘Listen, if you’re ever gonna go, now is the time to go, otherwise you’re going to be 100.’”

Should cosmetic surgery games aimed at children be banned?

I was offered cheek fillers, acid peels - it's just crazy all this was offered to a 15 year old

– Ella Collins-Godden

Makeover apps and online plastic surgery games aimed at children should not be allowed, according to a report out today, which also calls for a ban on non-medical procedures such as botox being performed on teenagers as young as 15.

In a report by the Nuffield Council on Bioethics, experts warn such games can have a negative impact on young people's self image and mental health.

We were joined this morning by pageant director Sara Collins and her daughter Ella who took part in an investigation into cosmetic surgery being offered to teenagers.

Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser of the Year Award

As the Pride of Britain Awards return, we are looking for an individual aged 15 or under who has an inspirational story of their fundraising, and deserves to have their achievement acknowledged by winning the Good Morning Britain Young Fundraiser of the Year Award.

Please note that nominees must be 15 or under as of 22 June 2017.

Please seek permission from your nominee’s parent or guardian first, and if you are under 18 please get permission from your parent or guardian before you nominate.

Nominations close at 23:59 on Friday 25 August 2017.

Full terms and conditions apply. Please note that the winner and nominee may be required for filming for use on Good Morning Britain.

To make a nomination, please click here to go to the Pride of Britain website.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

  1. Three residents who survived the Grenfell Tower tragedy are being treated for cyanide poisoning and experts say more could be at risk. Meanwhile, the chief executive of Kensington and Chelsea council has resigned amid a tide of criticism. Nicholas Holgate said in a statement: "Despite my wish to have continued, in very challenging circumstances, to lead on the executive responsibilities of the Council, I have decided that it is better to step down from my role, once an appropriate successor has been appointed."

  2. Today Theresa May is set to make her offer over the status of expat citizens following Brexit to her European counterparts. The Prime Minister will use a European Council summit in Brussels to brief counterparts on her plans to offer certainty to the three million EU nationals living in the UK, an issue that she has identified as her first priority for early agreement in the talks under Article 50 of the EU treaties.

  3. The Duke of Edinburgh is to spend a second night in hospital after being admitted as "a precautionary measure", Buckingham Palace has said. Prince Philip is being treated at King Edward VII Hospital in central London for an infection arising from a pre-existing condition.

  4. The price of strawberries and other British summer fruit will "soar" if Brexit negotiations fail to allow for seasonal labourers from Europe to cultivate and harvest the crops, according to a report. Prices for strawberries and raspberries will rise by 35% to 50% if Brexit restricts access to EU labour, the report by farm business consultants Andersons for industry body British Summer Fruits predicts

  5. Makeover apps and online plastic surgery games aimed at children as young as nine have been condemned as "shocking" by experts who want to see them removed from the internet. The apps, with names like Plastic Surgery Princess, Little Skin Doctor and Pimp My Face, are intended to amuse and entertain but could be contributing to an epidemic of mental health problems in young people, members of an influential think tank believe.

Piers meets 'Killer Women'

I have never encountered a better liar in my entire life, she had an answer for absolutely everything

– Piers Morgan

Piers Morgan's Killer Women returns to ITV tomorrow night at 9pm.

In the first episode, Piers travels to Lowell Correctional Institution in Florida to meet Rebecca Fenton, who was found guilty for the murder of her husband.

This morning we were joined by Detective Mike Hasty, who was the lead detective on Rebecca's case and he explained that all the facts of the investigation pointed to her as the killer.

When the detective was asked how certain he was that Rebecca murdered her husband, he replied he's "100% sure".

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Meet Sophia, the eerily human-like robot...

You're a little freak, aren't you?

– Piers Morgan leaves his manners at home...

Things often get a little weird on GMB - especially when Piers is on - but nothing prepared us for Sophia the robot who was a guest on Wednesday morning's show.

Using artificial intelligence, Sophia can communicate with people and even use facial expressions to convey emotions - and looks eerily human as she does so.

She was accompanied by her creator, robotics expert Dr David Hanson who said he hoped that in the future robots like Sophia could have relationships with humans.