Time to start preparing for Christmas?

With ONLY 124 sleeps until Christmas Day, is it too early to start preparing for the festive period? We posed the question on today's show and received very passionate responses from across the land!

Based on our Twitter poll it's practically a dead heat with the scrooges just about shading it! We've had just under 6,000 votes so far. The poll is open until just before 6pm today, so fear not Christmas lovers there's still time to have your say.

Could gender-free classrooms help address the pay gap between men and women ?

Statistics show that on average women are paid 18% less than men, and based on current progress it will take 62 years to bridge the pay gap. No one can afford to wait that long! So does the answer lie in removing gender differences at an early age in the school classroom?

TV show No More Boys And Girls explores this very idea. For six weeks, Graham Andre teaches kids in a gender-free classroom at Lanesend Primary School on the Isle of Wight by turning against the norms and conducting a series of experiments to challenge the idea that boys and girls are fundamentally different.

Graham and the show's presenter Dr Javid Abdelmoneim came in this morning to discuss the project and give their thoughts. Watch full report and interview above.

TOWIE star Georgia Kousoulou on the pressures of social media

TOWIE star Georgia Kousoulou joined us this morning alongside three Girl Guides to talk about the pressures young girls experience on social media.

In response to Kate Garraway's question about whether she's painting a realistic image of herself online, Georgia, who has over 1 million Instagram followers, said she posts a mixture of pictures looking at her best but also images just hanging out without make-up and inspirational quotes.

Top five headlines you're waking up to

Diana, Princess of Wales, with sons Prince William and Prince Harry in 1995

Credit: PA

  1. In an emotional interview, Princes William and Harry reveal how Prince Charles broke the news of their mother's death and their anger at the photographers who chased her. The princes have been speaking ahead of the 20th anniversary of Princess Diana's death next month.

  2. There have been violent clashes in America as police fire tear gas at protestors at a Donald Trump campaign rally. We've got all the latest news on this morning's show. It follows the president hitting out at the media over its coverage of his reaction to the violence in Charlottesville earlier this month, claiming news outlets misrepresented him and branding them "the source of division" in the US.

  3. The number of identity theft cases reported in the UK has soared to "epidemic levels", experts have revealed. New figures released by a leading fraud prevention group show nearly 500 identity frauds are reported every day with people aged between 31-40 and 41-50 the most likely groups to fall victim to impersonation scams. We'll be speaking to ID expert Sandra Peaston on this morning's show.

  4. A seven-month-old baby who was trapped under a house following a deadly earthquake on the Italian island of Ischia has been pulled alive from the rubble. The boy, named Pasquale, was rescued in Casamicciola some seven hours after the quake, which struck on Monday evening just before 9pm local time (8pm BST).

  5. England booked a Women's Rugby World Cup final appointment with New Zealand after beating France 20-3 in Belfast last night. Prop Sarah Bern and substitute back Megan Jones scored second-half tries during an absorbing defence-dominated contest at Kingspan Stadium.

Top five headlines you're going home to

  1. The four Barcelona terror attack suspects are being interrogated at Spain’s National Court. According to reports, one of the suspects told the judge that the group were planning an even bigger attack. The four men are believed to be the only surviving members of the 12-man terror cell, which left 15 people dead and 120 wounded.

  2. A baby boy has been pulled alive from rubble following a deadly earthquake on the Italian island of Ischia. The seven-month-old was rescued seven hours after the quake which struck on Monday morning. His two elder brothers were also freed several hours later.

  3. Children are being taught how to prepare for terror attacks through storybooks in school. CitizenAID’s have developed an ebook written for younger children to teach them “how to react in any situation where a child may perceive someone is trying to hurt them”, according to Tim Hodgetts, who works at citizenAID.

  4. The man who bought BHS for £1 from Sir Philip Green is to be prosecuted by The Pensions Regulator. Dominic Chappell faces three charges of neglecting or refusing to provide information and documents about its sale without a reasonable excuse.

  5. The Strictly Come Dancing 2017 full line-up has been revealed. On Good Morning Britain yesterday, we announced that our very own Charlotte Hawkins will be among the contestants. Here’s the full list of competitors: Debbie McGee, Jonnie Peacock, Alexandra Burke, Ruth Langsford, Joe McFadden, Simon Rimmer, Aston Merrygold, Gemma Atkinson, Brian Conley, Richard Coles, Chizzy Akudolu, Susan Calman, Mollie King, Davood Ghadami and Charlotte Hawkins.

Parents warn of henna tattoo dangers after daughter suffers chemical burns

What was meant as a holiday treat turned into a complete family nightmare after seven-year-old Maddie Gulliver was left with severe burns from a temporary henna tattoo.

Maddie, who had the tattoo done while on holiday with her family in Egypt, suffered chemical burns and could be left with permanent scars after the inking went horribly wrong.

Maddie and her parents joined us in the studio this morning to tell their story and warn other holidaymakers of the dangers.

GMB Poll: 69% say kids should NOT have to do homework during the summer hols

Is summer all about having fun or should youngsters be made to do some homework too? Based on a poll we released on Twitter this morning, 69% of viewers reckon kids should not have to do extra work during the holidays.

We invited Stephen Drew from Channel 4's Educating Essex and Toby Young, Director of New Schools Network, to get their thoughts on the subject.

British hero who helped young victim in Barcelona attack urges everyone to stand up against terrorism

Harry Athwal, the British man who comforted a young victim of the Barcelona terror attack and refused to leave his side, joined us this morning for an exclusive interview.

In an emotional chat with Jeremy and Kate, Harry described the moment paternal instinct prompted him to rush to the aid of a young victim despite any risks to his own life.

Harry described the moment he found himself standing next to the gunman as he shot at crowds of people and said: "It's not about your safety, it's about others so you must do something ... the common man is now the person who can do something."

Watch the full interview above.