I’m no supporter of Piers Morgan by any stretch of the imagination, but even a comment from ITV to say “We thank him... blah blah blah” would have sufficed, surely.
The USP of having a Piers Morgan type figure as your main man is that people want to watch for the outrage. Some of the figures the show pulls in on social media are incredible, and this morning was astonishing.
What direction will the programme take? I think we all know they won't appoint Nigel Farage tomorrow morning but does Good Morning Britain decide to change the way the show works? Yes, he isn't there twice a week and has very long periods of time off each year - but the outrage that has been caused the past few days has had an impact on the programme itself.
What has always differed ITV Breakfast and BBC Breakfast is that the BBC are very news heavy, unbias and ITV like discussions (more recently turned into raves) and showbiz news. This will obviously remain the key difference but I'm sure GMB producers will have a sit down and think about whether the reputation of the programme could continue, whether a Piers-like figure would be given a go or just to accept that the format that we've seen will have to call it a day...
Will be interesting to see what happens with it. I don't know if last week's episode was the last in the series, or if there's more that haven't been shown yet.
It's off because ITV are showing Return to Dunblane with Lorraine Kelly. It's due to return for one more episode next week.
Sorry to hear the news about your departure from GMB @piersmorgan— Dan Walker (@mrdanwalker) March 9, 2021
If you’d like to come on the UK’s number 1 breakfast show to talk about it... we could make some space for you in the morning 👍🏻
I wonder if weatherman @alexberesfordTV forecast that......— Alastair Stewart (@AlStewartOBE) March 9, 2021