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Piers Morgan says he wouldn't present 'Good Morning Britain' without Susanna Reid

Amy Johnson
·2-min read
Good Morning Britain presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. (ITV/Nicky Johnson)
Good Morning Britain presenters Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid. (ITV/Nicky Johnson)

Piers Morgan has said he wouldn't keep presenting Good Morning Britain without Susanna Reid as "you couldn’t have one without the other".

The 55-year-old also stressed the "rare" connection they share in a new interview with The Sun TV Mag.

On whether he would keep going on the show with Reid, 50, he remarked: "No. We’re a team. It would be like splitting up Henry and Bergkamp at Arsenal. Never going to work. You couldn’t have one without the other. Yin and Yan.

"We have a connection which is quite rare in television and it works so well that I couldn’t imagine doing it without her."

Watch: Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid celebrate 5 years together on GMB

Morgan noted he had presented the programme a handful of times with co-stars Kate Garraway, Ranvir Singh and Charlotte Hawkins but emphasised he and Reid "are a team".

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Reid first joined the show in 2014 as she came over to ITV from BBC Breakfast with Morgan coming aboard the following year.

While BBC Breakfast remains ahead of its ITV rival in the ratings, Morgan recently claimed it was "very likely" they would be overtaking the programme by the end of the year.

Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan attend The TV Choice Awards 2019 at Hilton Park Lane on September 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)
Susanna Reid and Piers Morgan attend The TV Choice Awards 2019 at Hilton Park Lane on September 09, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Eamonn M. McCormack/Getty Images)

He also claimed on 28 January that as GMB "hit a record" with its ratings, BBC Breakfast had lost viewers.

"Wow..Yesterday, as @GMB hit a record ratings high of 28% audience share, we were up 170k viewers & 6 share pts year-on-year. And @BBCBreakfast was down 166k viewers & 5 share pts. This piece in @TheSun was perfectly timed. We're taking them down, one viewer at a time," he tweeted.

However, the BBC Press Office stepped in to indirectly dispute his claim with their own figures.

A tweet from an official account read: ""These @BBCBreakfast figures might make awkward reading for some: - 80m live stream requests on @BBCiPlayer (up 56%), - Audience share of 42%, - Average daily reach of 5.7m.

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"Thanks for tuning in to the UK’s most watched Breakfast programme…"