The show lacks edge when he’s not on. There aren’t many presenters I can think of who will aggressively go after interviewees to get an answer out of them like Piers does. James O’Brien maybe?
I half joked in the end of year awards and predictions thread that Kay Burley would jump ship to GMB. It’s not going to happen in a million years, but she divides viewers in a similar way to Piers. She could be the Piers to Ben Shepherd’s Susanna.
I'm pushing the envelope massively here, but Andrew Neil can certainly go after the interviewees. I know it was only one interview, but when Richard Madeley went for Gavin Williamson, it showed that he can go after people as well if they are obfuscating from an answer.
Andrew Neil would be better for Political Editor and main stand-in with Ranvir doing Kate's Thursday newsreader slot
I've read it all now. Andrew Neil who has been the Beeb's go-to political presenter in recent weeks for the News Specials is never in a million years going to go to being a stand-in presenter/political correspondent on GMB which struggles to get half the viewers Breakfast does.
I can only imagine the sneering on here if somebody made a comment like that on DS.
It's not the first time they've had a 10 minute discussion about the bin. It usually starts with Piers bragging about the fact he doesn't need scripts and pointing out Susanna and Charlotte do.
And GMB wonder why they are not beating BBC Breakfast? Yes, BBC Breakfast may seem dull, but it is safe and secure breakfast place for news, local news etc. GMB has seem to just be the Piers Morgan Show in all but name. When Piers is not there, at least GMB takes a move towards being a near proper breakfast show (Thursday and Friday only).
That's is when it's at its dullest I'm sorry to say a viewer. I often have a giggle to myself when Piers decides to go off on one. .[/quote]
But this is the issue TVF struggles to grasp. Most viewers don't have much time if any for TV in the morning - so why would they tune in if they're as likely to see Piers ranting about a bin or Greggs rolls as they are the actual news? And the viewing figures bare it out - TVF may wish Breakfast had an all-singing, all-dancing studio with bombastic theme tunes that change every other month but viewers seem perfectly fine with how Breakfast is.
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