Susanna Reid: what did GMB presenter say about Piers Morgan a year after his departure - is she leaving too?
Piers Morgan famously quit the breakfast TV show in 2021 after he walked off set amid criticisms over his treatment of Meghan Markle
In a new interview, Good Morning Britain presenter Susanna Reid has opened up about her ex-presenting partner Piers Morgan and what the last 12 months have been like since his departure from the morning show.
Her interview comes almost a year to the date after Morgan famously walked off set and dramatically quit the programme following an argument with colleague Alex Beresford over comments he made about Meghan Markle.
Prior to his departure, Reid and Morgan had worked together for five years.
What did Susanna Reid say about Piers Morgan?
Reid told the Sun that she and Morgan “stay in touch” and described him as “a really important person in my life”.
She said: “We had such an amazing time and that was an incredible dynamic.
“He really put his imprint on the programme and it was very powerful. I remember early on, the rows about the role of women and feminism, and those arguments felt like the big issue at the time, and then, of course, we moved on to Brexit and Trump.
“We went through some really difficult times together as a team and those were very powerful moments. And when it came to the lockdown, the pandemic and holding the Government to account, he was just unrivalled at holding their feet to the fire, but then it ended.
“All presenting gigs come to an end at some point, don’t they? As they will for all of us. He’s a friend of mine and that won’t change.”
The presenter also added that she had picked up a thing or two from Morgan in his approach to broadcasting.
She said: “I do feel that I am thicker skinned, more resilient, bolder, but with sensitivity. You grow as a presenter and whatever job you’re doing, and whoever you’re working with, you’ll probably pick up some of their things but also develop your own skills as well.”
Is she leaving Good Morning Britain?
Reid found herself in the headlines after she made a work announcement in the interview regarding a “big” decision she made earlier this year - the news had naturally left fans of the host wondering if she is leaving the morning programme.
Good Morning Britain viewers can rest assured that Reid is not leaving the breakfast TV show.
Over the course of her career, Reid has undertaken a number of projects outside of her position on Good Morning Britain, including TV documentaries and standing in for presenters on other shows such as Lorraine and Loose Women.
Reid has now revealed that she will not be taking on any extra work outside of her Good Morning Britain duties.
She said: “I’ve made the decision this year, because my boys are doing GCSE and A levels, it is really important for me that I am present.
“So I’ve got Good Morning Britain, which is my full-time job, and then I’m there for the boys.
“I’ve got one more documentary coming out, which has already been filmed, but I actually made a decision not to do extra work. The boys are so close in age.
“I’ve just decided that they’ll be my focus this year. I’m very lucky that I have a job that I love. And because I work so early in the morning, I come off air at nine o’clock, have a nap, then I’m up for my boys at the end of school. That’s an enormous privilege.”
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