Talk TV: Piers Morgan talks about losing his job on GMB

Good Morning Britain (GMB) presenter Piers Morgan famously left the ITV breakfast show two years ago after his comments about Meghan Markle and on-air row with weather presenter Alex Beresford.

Following his exit Susanna Reid was joined by a new “super-group” of presenters with the likes of Martin Lewis, Richard Madeley, Ed Balls, Adil Ray and Rob Rinder stepping up.

TV critic Scott Bryan claimed that in the first year since Piers’s exit GMB’s audience ratings dropped by more than one million.

Earlier this year Money Saving Expert founder Martin was announced as the permanent replacement, working alongside Susanna, Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway.

He said in March: “To have the ability to hold politicians to account, over the cost of living, is a privilege and a responsibility. It’s a slight gear change from my usual work, but after years of answering complex questions, it’s nice for once to be asking them. So I was delighted when ITV offered me the role of regular presenter.”

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GMB had a strong start to the year with a rating up seven percent in January with an average of 610,000 viewers compared to 1.1million watching the BBC.

One ITV source told The Mirror: “When GMB was launched, ratings were less than 25 percent of BBC Breakfast…at its peak this year, this has increased to over 60 percent.

“We are committed to original journalism on GMB, be this Susanna broadcasting live from Ukraine-Poland border, Susanna and Richard’s BAFTA-nominated interview with [IS bride] Shamima Begum or Susanna interviewing Boris live from Downing Street.”

The show, which airs on weekdays from 6am, has been a staple of breakfast TV since 2014 when it replaced ITV’s Daybreak.

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