GMB: Susanna Reid addresses Piers Morgan’s exit
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ITV announced Piers Morgan’s departure from Good Morning Britain this week following a backlash over his negative comments towards Meghan Markle. Fans of the show have been desperate to find out who could be replacing the presenter and a Express.co.uk poll has revealed Jeremy Clarkson is the favourite man in the frame for the role.
Piers was confronted over his comments by GMB weather presenter on Tuesday’s show and the clash resulted in the Life Stories host walking off set.
ITV released a statement revealing Piers’ decision to leave his presenting role and has since reiterated that he stands by his opinion on the Duchess of Sussex.
Since the announcement, rumours have been rife over who will step into Piers’ shoes and host alongside Susanna Reid.
Piers and Susanna host on Mondays, Tuesdays and Wednesdays while Ben Shepherd takes over from Piers on Thursdays.
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The Tipping Point presenter and Kate Garraway host on Fridays except for during the school holidays when several rotating presenters step in.
Express.co.uk asked readers who they thought should replace Piers and there’s been overwhelming support for former Top Gear host Jeremy.
Out of the 15,493 people who responded, The Grand Tour presenter came out on top with 29 percent of the vote while This Morning’s Eamonn Holmes is in second place with 17 percent.
Former This Morning presenter and occasional GMB presenter Richard Madeley took 10 percent of the vote.
Alex Beresford, Jeremy Kyle and Ben Shephard were all close behind with seven percent of the vote each.
On Twitter, GMB fans shared their support for the former Top Gear presenter.
One tweeted: “Won’t watch GMB any more. It won’t be the same without him – unless they persuade Clarkson to replace Piers.”
“@JeremyClarkson I think you should replace @piersmorgan on @GMB Go on. PLEASE! ,” another wrote.
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Someone else added: “Petition to replace piers Morgan with Jeremy Clarkson on GMB.”
“The biggest upgrade in TV history would be getting Jeremy Clarkson on GMB to replace Piers Morgan,” a fourth shared.
“Imagine if Jeremy Clarkson was the replacement for Piers Morgan on GMB that would be legendary,” another wrote.
Other GMB fans disagreed as one tweeted: “Who will replace Piers on GMB? Richard Madeley, Matthew Wright? Will Eamonn be back? Or will we get a new face? #GMB #piersmorgan #PIERSOUT.”
“Alex Beresford should replace Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain,” another said.
It comes after Jeremy was voted the top choice of replacing Piers according to a poll carried out by Find Out Now.
Jeremy received 21 percent of the vote from GMB viewers taking part in the nationally representative poll of 2,000.
Tipping Point presenter Ben was in second position with 19 percent of the vote while Nigel Farage was close behind with 12 percent.
After it was confirmed GMB won the ratings war with BBC Breakfast on Piers’ last day, he tweeted: “I had one goal when I joined @GMB – beat @BBCBreakfast in the ratings.
“On my last day, we did it. That was down to the hard work & dedication of the whole team.
“They don’t all agree with me, some don’t even like me, but we were a team..and we won. Thanks guys. I’ll miss you.”
Good Morning Britain airs on ITV on weekdays at 6am.
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