SUSANNA Reid is missing from Good Morning Britain today after being in tears over Piers Morgan’s shock exit.
The presenter, 50, has been replaced by Kate Garraway on her usual day hosting the show alongside Ben Shephard.
Susanna Reid took today off from presenting GMB after Piers Morgan’s exitCredit: ITV
Emotional Susanna yesterday paid tribute to her “outspoken, opinionated, and disruptive” former co-star Piers after he dramatically quit.
The Sun told how she was left in tears when the 55-year-old resigned after ITV bosses asked him to publicly apologise for saying he refused to believe Meghan Markles’s claims during her Oprah Winfrey interview that she contemplated suicide.
It was revealed Prince Harry’s wife complained to ITV’s CEO to raise concerns his words might affect those struggling with mental health.
Piers quit Good Morning Britain after refusing to apologise on-airCredit: PA:Press Association
This morning, Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins kicked off the show at 6am telling viewers: “We’re here all the way through until 9am this morning, with Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway joining us at 6.30am.”
While Piers used to present the lively breakfast show from Monday through to Wednesday, his co-host Susanna would stay on for an extra day to front the show with Ben.
Forced to present the show with Ranvir Singh in Piers’ absence yesterday, Susanna told viewers: “A number of viewers will of course know the news and many of you will not, and be surprised that Piers isn’t here this morning.
“Piers and I have disagreed on many things and that dynamic was one of the things that viewers loved about the programme.
“He is without a doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster – he has many critics and he has many fans.
“You will know that I disagreed with him about Meghan’s interview, he himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday.
The presenter continued: “Some of you may cheer and others will boo, he has been my presenting partner Monday to Wednesday for more than five years.
“During Brexit, and the pandemic, and other issues, he has been a voice for many of you – and a voice that many of you rallied against.
“It is certainly going to be very different, but shows go on and so on we go.”