Inside GMB Pip Tomson’s private life from Piers Morgan jibe to bum flash promise
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Good Morning Britain viewers welcomed journalist Pip Tomson to the ITV breakfast show on Friday as she joined regulars Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins in the studio
The 43-year-old presenter opened the latest edition of the ITV breakfast programme instead of regular newsreader Sean Fletcher.
Pip was seen on air at 6am, with regular anchors Charlotte Hawkins, 46, and Kate Garraway, 53, taking over the reigns at 6.30am.
The news correspondent has worked on Good Morning Britain since 2013, making her one of their longest-serving reporters.
She is usually seen delivering news on locations around the UK.
Daily Star has taken a sneak peek into Pip's private life following her stint on GMB this morning.
Proud dog mum
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Pip is proud mother to two rescue dogs Maltese cross Robin and Chihuahua cross Bindi.
She rescued Bindi when she came across a newspaper article on dog meat farms.
Speaking to Daily Mail, she said: "She was absolutely terrified. She was hiding under tables but I sat on the floor for ages with her. I just fell in love with her there and then.
"It's all because on this dog meat farm she wasn't shown any compassion at all.
"She has made astonishing progress but it has required gentle handling and a lot of patience.'
GMB's Pip Tomson wows as she joins Kate Garraway and Charlotte Hawkins in show shake-up
Pip adopted Robin, who she nicknames Thugface because of his cheeky antics, from HSI.
She said: "He's the cutest little dog. Compared to Bindi, he is actually remarkably undamaged.
"He's a very confident, cocky little dog. I've always said that I love my dogs more than I love most people. They are my world – my happy place."
Robin was one of 200 dogs rescued from the farm of Jong-Min Lee, 71, who asked HSI to get him out of the controversial trade.
The charity has rescued 1,800 dogs since 2015 while 14 dog meat farms have been closed as a result of its efforts.
Taunting Piers Morgan
Pip mocked former Good Morning Britain colleague Piers Morgan on social media last month.
He headed to Lord's Cricket Ground in London in June to watch a match.
Unfortunately, the weather wasn't on his side.
Posting a picture from his "favourite sporting venue in the world" to his Instagram followers, Piers posed under a huge umbrella at the ground.
The former newspaper editor wrote: "I’m waited two years to watch a cricket match at my favourite sporting venue in the world, and in the middle of a boiling hot, sun-drenched 2-week UK heatwave, one day is singled out for torrential bloody rain: Today."
Pip was quick to reply to Piers' Instagram post with a "naughty" comment.
She wrote: "You should have tuned into GMB’s weather forecast this morning"
Her cheeky message has since been liked more than 370 times.
One person replied to Pip: "“Ouch"
Another added saying: "Naughty, naughty!"
Piers suddenly quit Good Morning Britain in March this year after he stormed off air following an argument with weather presenter Alex Beresford.
He stepped down from his role after Ofcom received 41,000 complaints about him.
Stripping off live on air
Kate Garraway was left shocked back in 2017 when Pip stripped off for an early morning dip live on air.
The presenter revealed that the cold weather was not putting everyone off from enjoying the outdoors.
Ben noted that Pip Tomson was taking the plunge at Cliff Lakes in Tamworth for charity and asked her: "You're about to take your dip Pip. What have you got on?"
Reporting live from the side of the lake, Pip, who was wrapped up in a large coat, cheekily replied: "You'll see what I've got on in a minute.
"Let me just say it has been snowing here but I am going to try and go in."
Pip then stripped off to reveal her navy blue swimsuit, which she accessorised with a red float that was tied around her waist.
The presenter was momentarily left speechless as she slowly entered the water before admitting to Kate and Ben: "I want to talk to you guys but it's so cold that I don't think that I can."
Kate was left stunned by her co-star's bravery as she quipped: "Wow. I've never seen Pip so quiet. I think it's taken her breath away."
It wasn't just the Good Morning Britain hosts who were impressed with Pip as viewers also took to Twitter at the time to comment.
"@PipTomson fair play for doing the swim. Absolutely no chance of me getting anywhere near that #GMB," one fan tweeted.
Bum flash promise
Pip promised to flash her bum if X Factor's Honeuy G made it through to the live stages of the ITV singing competition back in 2016.
The North London based rapper was part Sharon Osbourne's Overs category and fans were desperate for the GMB beauty to stick to her word.
She posted a twee during Honey G's performance on October 2 2016 saying: "If Honey G goes through to the live shows I will bare my backside in my own front window."
Cheeky Piers Morgan re-tweeted her message to his 5.18 million followers and Pip was quickly inundated with requests.
One fan tweeted: “Evidence required.”
Another also asked for photographs, writing to her: “Pics or it didn't happen!”
when Sharon chose to put Honey G through, Pip appeared to realise what she’d done and quickly tweeted her fans back, saying she’d post "after the watershed".
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The journalist still hadn’t posted the picture by the next day much to her fans disappointment – but she was still being urged to go through with her request.
She even joked on Twitter: “I'd love to win rear of the year.”
Good Morning Britain airs weekdays on ITV at 6am
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