Piers Morgan announces final show as he takes a break from Good Morning Britain
Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid have been on hand to present Good Morning Britain and keep viewers up to date with the latest coronavirus news for the past few months. However, the pair will be stepping down from hosting duties at the end of this week as they enjoy a well-deserved break.
Piers revealed he and his co-host will be leaving the show for the summer as he gave an update on colleague Kate Garraway and her husband Derek Draper.
He told viewers: “We will hear more from Kate when she joins us later in the week.
“We’re going to talk to Kate on Wednesday I think before we go off for the summer and she will have something I’m sure to say about this.”
Piers and Susanna usually take a break from the show when there are school holidays.
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It’s not yet known how long Piers will be absent from Good Morning Britain and who will be presenting in his place.
A representative for GMB told Express.co.uk Piers and Susanna will return in early September with a range of presenters covering for them over the summer.
The news came as Piers told viewers his GMB colleague Kate’s husband Derek’s condition is “not as positive” as some may think.
He explained: “A few papers doing a lot of coverage on our great friend and colleague Kate Garraway and the situation involving her husband Derek and it’s probably not quite a positive story as the papers perhaps believe.
In his latest column for the Daily Mail, Piers thanked ITV co-star Eamonn Holmes for calling him the “saviour of breakfast TV”.
Eamonn explained he felt Piers had “shook things up” on GMB as he spoke on the Human Nature podcast with Rodnet Edwards.
He commented: “The thing about Piers, and probably why a lot of people watch him, is you don’t know how long it’ll last, you don’t know how long he will last.”
Replying to Eamonn’s concerns in his column, Piers remarked: “That is a question that crosses my mind every time my alarm goes off at 4.45am.”
“I’ve been at GMB for nearly five years and our ratings just hit a record high.
“Amusingly, they’ve risen steadily since the Government started boycotting the show – so I’m definitely due a self-implosion.”
Piers added: “As my late, great grandmother loved to remind me whenever things were going too well: ‘Remember: one day you’re c**k of the walk, the next a feather duster.’”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am.
Published at Mon, 06 Jul 2020 07:50:00 +0000