Susanna Reid and her 55-year-old co-star have presented ITV’s flagship show ‘Good Morning Britain’ for the last five years. During that time, they have gone through a number of cheeky on-air spats and suffered a few TV blunders, which regularly hit the headlines. Today (July 16) Piers Morgan teased fans about a “big announcement” on Twitter, where he warned “watch this space” only for it to be the release of a new book at midday. The former-newspaper editor is no stranger to controversy, least of all on his programme’s debut when he brutally mocked his co-host and joked that she tried to make him look foolish.
During Piers’ inaugural appearance on GMB, he took a number of swipes at Susanna and also embarrassed then Labour politician Ed Balls who he regularly branded “Darth Vader”.
The onslaught began when he said that his colleague “looked like a giant glowing daffodil” in her yellow dress and continued to make a number of snide comments.
She soon spat back when he tried to explain what an earthquake was but the banterous back-and-forth continued.
He joked that Susanna had a crush on US film star Zac Efron after she proclaimed that at 17 years her junior he was the “wrong age bracket” – only for Piers to fire back: “That’s not what I’ve heard.”
Later he claimed she had tried to sabotage his GMB debut after she kindly offered him a snack during an advert break.
Piers quipped: “You can show us a little bit of human Ed Balls.”
The TV debut appeared to be a hit with viewers, which he commented on after noticing that the show was “the number five trending item in Britain”.
Despite the viewing figures success he continued: “Not sure it’s for the right reasons but everyone’s watching us.”
As Piers signed-off the show, he joked that his co-presenter would continue to suffer alongside him because he was back on-air the following day, which he described as “a huge thrill for Susanna”.