Piers Morgan takes swipe at Susanna Reid as he slams replacement Alastair Campbell on Good Morning Britain

PIERS Morgan has taken a swipe at his ex-TV wife Susanna Reid.

The 56-year-old reacted to the presenter introducing his Good Morning Britain replacement Alastair Campbell as "someone to provoke strong reaction and lively debate".

Of course Piers was forced to quit after offering his opinion on Meghan Markle's bombshell interview with Oprah Winfrey.

He had refused to apologise for saying he didn't believe Meghan when ITV CEO Carolyn McCall gave him an ultimatum.

Now former ex-Labour spin doctor Alastair will co-host GMB from tomorrow through Mental Health Awareness Week. 

Writing about the ITV advert in which Susanna welcomes her new co-presenter, Piers wrote on MailOnline: "My ex-TV wife Susanna Reid told viewers her new partner was ‘someone to provoke strong reaction and lively debate, tackle the big issues and speak in a language that real people understand’.

"Hmm, that sounds familiar! Then GMB’s Twitter account urged Campbell: ‘Welcome to the team! We can’t wait for some fiery debates, don’t hold back!’ Hmm, again.

"Given the manner of my departure, this seems extremely unwise advice…

"I’ve known Alastair for donkey’s years and, despite numerous bust-ups, always got on well with him. He’s also a properly trained and very experienced journalist, which I think every news show presenter should be. So, I wish him well.

"But forgive me for having a wry chuckle at the fact that I had to leave the show for declining to apologise for disbelieving Princess Pinocchio’s porky-pies, only to now be replaced by someone who has never apologised for spinning us into an illegal war that cost more than a million lives."

Piers previously revealed his friendship with Susanna is in doubt after she admitted "fearing troll abuse" for publicly backing him.

He told how "angry" Susanna punished him with a "frosty" farewell on air.

Fuelling concern that the famous "shouty and pouty" duo's friendship isn't guaranteed, Piers said: "I hope we stay friends because Susanna's a decent person and we've been through a lot together."

Susanna has been working with a series of different presenters on the show after Piers Morgan abruptly quit.

They have included Ben Shephard and Adil Ray.

The Sun recently revealed that Richard Madeley is a front runner to take over full time and will join for June with the option of extending the deal if the “trial” goes well, a source said.

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