ITV Boss Says Piers Morgan Is Irreplaceable
Piers Morgan can’t be replaced by a single person on Good Morning Britain, one of ITV’s top bosses has claimed.
The broadcaster’s director of television, Kevin Lygo, indicated the breakfast show will continue with its current presenting line-up, following Piers’ high-profile departure last month.
The presenter left GMB on 9 March, following controversial comments he made about Meghan Markle live on air after her US TV interview with Oprah Winfrey.
The TV boss has lifted the lid on how ITV plan to plug the gaping hole Piers has left and kept viewers hooked for the future.
They have begun rotating fan favourite presenters including Ben Shephard, Susanna Reid, Charlotte Hawkins, and Kate Garraway in a bid to keep fans at home happy.
In his words:
Piers is a special thing. You can’t replace somebody like him. There is nobody like Piers, for good or bad. We have a roster of presenters, including Ben Shephard, Susanna Reid, Charlotte Hawkins, and Kate Garraway. They’re all stepping up and doing a few more days than they would have done… We’ll mix and match until we feel what the right thing is to do. There isn’t a single person who can replace him.
There was no bad blood between the pair as Kevin admitted himself he hates falling out with people.
The ITV boss stated he was surprised the presenter had stayed for so long at Good Morning Britain and jested they had a “good run”.
Piers quit in a controversial storm of headlines and amid snowballing Ofcom complaints about his rant about Meghan.
The Duchess of Sussex herself lodged a complaint about the comment Piers didn’t believe a word she said in her Oprah chat.
Piers gave his side of the juicy story, confessing he even had a troubled night of sleep before making the decision to leave.
The presenter admitted he refused to apologise for his controversial comments about Meghan.