Is GMB generally as bad as they were this morning getting to the news at the beginning of the show? It took them until 6:17am before discussing the overnight developments with Brexit...
That's quite early compared to some days (usually Mondays).
What I think would be better for the show is if they did the news/ regional news at the top of the hour (straight after intro), then after the regional news, let Piers do his thing for 10 minutes and merge it into the 'paper review'.
Some days you would have the news at 6:28, then again at 7:02 and the first weather forecast at 6:40 and again at 6:59. GMB need to regain some sort of orderly format in my view.
This might not work because of the ITV Breakfast contract, but I think it might be worth dropping Lorraine on weekdays (have Lorraine on weekends, or Fri-Sun), and extend GMB - it would allow time for the show to breathe, including a proper sport and entertainment slots, a decent length celebrity interview(s). These issues aren't only a problem when Piers is on, it's everyday.