Robert Rinder is reportedly a hot favourite to appear on Good Morning Britain (Picture: Rex)
Robert Rinder is said to be one of the favourites to replace Piers Morgan on Good Morning Britain.
And Rob, 42, is one of the contenders to join Susanna Reid as co-host.
An insider told The Sun newspaper: ‘The dynamic between the two presenters would be instant because they have been good friends for years – even going on holiday together.
‘Though he is often associated with light-entertainment shows, Rob is a no-nonsense lawyer who has the intellectual gravity to tackle any subject.’
Other names thrown into the mix include current GMB stars Ben Shephard, Adil Ray, Ranvir Singh and Alex Beresford, whose powerful speech on the show on Tuesday prompted Piers to storm off set.
Piers announced he was leaving the show on Tuesday night after storming off set earlier this week (Picture: MWE/GC Images)
Rob and Susanna are known to be close friends and they both appeared on Channel 4’s Celebrity Gogglebox last year, giving their opinions about the week’s TV shows.
The television star has also been at the side of Good Morning Britain presenter Kate Garraway after her husband Derek Draper contracted coronavirus last year and remains in hospital battling the after-effects.
In July last year, Kate told how Rob had been doing food shopping for her and her children Darcey, 15, and Billy, 11.
She said: ‘Rob has been fantastic. I know him but I only knew him as much as everybody knows him as Judge Rinder.
Rob could replace Piers and appear alongside Susanna (Picture: ITV/REX)
‘He text and said, “I live really near to you, what can I do?” I thought, “Oh nothing,” because it was crazy. But then Darcey was making a photo wall and we didn’t have any Blu Tack, so I said, ‘What about Blu Tack?’
‘He was like, “Ok.” We now have a system, I’ll say to him, “Can we have some butter and milk,” and he’ll send back a rainbow and it’s on its way.’
Meanwhile, it’s rumoured Piers could be making a move to news channel Fox News.
A spokesman for the US news channel said: ‘We are always interested in compelling talent.’
What’s more, Andrew Neil is keen to hire Piers for his upcoming news channel GB News.
He said: ‘We’re about to launch GB News. It’ll be a different kind of news channel and I think Piers would be a huge asset for that kind of news channel.’
But Andrew would want Piers for a different role.
He said: ‘I wouldn’t want to transfer what he was doing for Good Morning Britain straight to GB News – I’d want to do something different with him at a different time of day.’