Piers Morgan admits he could leave Good Morning Britain by end of 2021

Susanna Reid said that contract negotiations were ‘underway’

Louis Chilton
Tuesday 07 July 2020 14:48
Piers Morgan says he's 'in negotiations' for Good Morning Britain contract

Piers Morgan has fuelled speculation that he could leave Good Morning Britain by the end of next year.

Speaking on the daily ITV chat show, the presenter said he was "possibly" set to leave once his current contract expires. It has been rumoured for a while that the breakfast show host will soon be leaving his post.

On this morning's (7 July) episode of Good Morning Britain, Morgan began reading out fan mail from a viewer named CJ, which read: "I thought I heard you state you're leaving at the end of the year."

He responded: "I'm not, actually, CJ. End of next year... possibly."

Co-host Susanna Reid then added: "Contract negotiations underway."

The revelation came after the news that Morgan and Reid would be taking time away from Good Morning Britain for their annual summer holiday, and will not return until September.

Earlier this week, they confirmed that they would first consult co-presenter Kate Garraway, whose husband Derek Draper has been hospitalised with coronavirus.

Morgan said: "We’re going to talk to Kate on Wednesday before we go off for the summer and I’m sure she’ll have something to say about this."

Good Morning Britain is broadcast on ITV at 6am every weekday. The series has recently prompted hundreds of complaints to broadcast watchdog Ofcom, after Morgan stuck his fingers in his ears during an interview with Conservative care minister Helen Whately.

Many senior ministers have boycotted the series over Morgan's interviewing technique.

Reid tried to read out a government-issued statement, at which point Morgan interjected by saying: "If they're boycotting us, I'm going to boycott their stupid little statements."

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