Alastair Campbell on Brexit undermining his opinions
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Good Morning Britain presenter Alastair Campbell has opened up about losing the ITV breakfast show’s launch director Erron Gordon to former host Piers Morgan. Speaking exclusively to Express.co.uk, the former political strategist, 64, admitted that the move is “Piers’ gain”.
He’s very, very good so I think GMB’s loss is definitely Piers’ gain
Last month it was announced that GMB talent Erron is set to join News UK Broadcasting.
It comes shortly after Piers announced that he is joining the Rupert Murdoch-owned News Corp and Fox News Media, to host a new show that will air in the US, UK and Australia.
Piers’ announcement comes more than six months following his departure from GMB in March.
Opening up about losing his colleague to the Life Stories star, Alastair said: “I was quite sad,” before cutting himself off.
He continued: “I completely get it, I’ve worked with him [Erron] for three different spells now and I totally get [it].
“He’s very, very good so I think GMB’s loss is definitely Piers’ gain.”
In August, Piers took to Twitter in a witty post after the series director for the programme announced his departure from the show.
In view of his 7.9 million followers, Piers wrote: “The very best TV directors thrive off unpredictability, spontaneity & flying by the seat of their pants.
“Loved working with Erron because the more I tried to trip him up, the more he enjoyed it.”
Piers continued: “A brilliant talent and ferociously loyal colleague & friend.
“Huge loss for @GMB,” he finished.
At the end of last month it was announced that he is expected to join the company at the end of the year in time for Piers’ new primetime show, launching in early 2022, which he will be directing.
Welcoming his old colleague, Piers penned: “I only want the very best working on my new show and after the five years we spent together on Good Morning Britain, I know Erron is the most talented TV director in the country.
“So, I’m absolutely delighted he will be joining us on this exciting new challenge.”
Recently, Alastair joined forces with Danny Gray, founder of male make-up brand War Paint for Men, to revolutionise mental health support.
The writer features on the website Just Ask A Question, which sees him answer questions about his battle with depression in an interactive experience.
The platform also offers advice and experience from world leading health professionals and other well-known figures who have suffered from mental illness.
Speaking about the platform, Alastair said he answered over 150 questions about his experiences with depression.
Speaking about JAAQ, Alastair said: “It feels like you’re having a proper conversation, but your conscious mind knows who I am.
“It’s like you’re having a conversation in secret, but you can offload an awful lot of stuff and get something back.”
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