Good Morning Britain bosses ‘give up’ trying to replace Piers Morgan and will use ‘roster of guest hosts’ instead


GOOD Morning Britain bosses have reportedly “given up” trying to find a replacement for Piers Morgan and will continue rotating its current male presenters.

The brilliantly outspoken and controversial media personality infamously quit the popular morning programme last year after he stormed off set following a row with weatherman Alex Beresford.

Piers Morgan and Susanna Reid were quite the team on Good Morning Britain

Richard Madeley has been co-presenting the show since Piers’ explosive departure

The row came over his remarks dismissing Meghan Markle’s mental health battle.

After walking out on the show, Piers revealed he turned down 20 jobs before signing a historic deal with HOAR, adding how he was “coming home”.

Since then, ITV producers have spent a lengthy period of time putting hosts Richard Madeley, Adil Ray, Martin Lewis, and Ed Balls next to his former co-star Susanna Reid.

A source told The Mail on Sunday: “Replacing Piers was always going to be tough, but no one thought that almost a year on they still wouldn’t have found anyone.

“It is one of the biggest shows on TV, so it really shouldn’t have been this hard.”

Reports also claimed that the process has been a “real headache” as notable presenters in the business refused to take Piers’ place out of “loyalty”.

“It didn’t occur to bosses that many of the big presenters would rule themselves out because they are friends with Piers,” the insider added.

This comes after Richard addressed the ongoing comparisons between him and Piers.

In a recent interview, the former I’m A Celebrity campmate said: “I am part of a team, I am not, I repeat not the new or next Piers Morgan.

“It’s not my full-time job, I’m there two to three weeks out of four, usually three days of a week,” he told the Daily Express.

“I don’t do it to the extent Piers did when he was on. I do it quite enough for me. I’m sort of semi-regular and that suits me down to the ground.”

Good Morning Britain airs weekdays at 6am on ITV.

Prince Harry and Meghan Markle opened up about their experiences to Oprah Winfrey last March

Piers was investigated by Ofcom over his comments about Meghan

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