Where is Susanna Reid today, Thursday, March 11 and what has she said on Piers Morgan?
FANS of GMB have been left wondering why Susanna Reid isn't on GMB today (March 11).
Her absence comes after her co-host Piers Morgan quit the show.
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Where is Susanna Reid today?
Susanna is missing from Good Morning Britain today (March 11) after being in tears over Piers Morgan's shock exit.
The presenter, 50, has been replaced by Kate Garraway on her usual day hosting the show alongside Ben Shephard.
This morning, Good Morning Britain presenter Charlotte Hawkins kicked off the show at 6am telling viewers: "We're here all the way through until 9am this morning, with Ben Shephard and Kate Garraway joining us at 6.30am."
While Piers used to present the lively breakfast show from Monday through to Wednesday, his co-host Susanna would stay on for an extra day to front the show with Ben.
What has Susanna Reid said about Piers Morgan leaving GMB?
Susanna Reid looked emotional when she first arrived in the studio on March 10, 2021, and admitted that though she often disagreed with Piers Morgan, he will be missed.
It was her first show since her co-host quit GMB.
She took a moment to pause after introducing the show, bracing herself as she prepared to break her silence.
She told fans: "A number of viewers will of course know the news and many of you will not, and be surprised that Piers isn't here this morning.
"Piers and I have disagreed on many things and that dynamic was one of the things that viewers loved about the programme.
"He is without a doubt an outspoken, challenging, opinionated, disruptive broadcaster – he has many critics and he has many fans.
"You will know that I disagreed with him about Meghan's interview, he himself clarified his comments about her mental health on the show yesterday.
"There are many voices on GMB, and everyone has their say – but now Piers has decided to leave the programme."
The presenter continued: "Some of you may cheer and others will boo, he has been my presenting partner Monday to Wednesday for more than five years.
"During Brexit, and the pandemic, and other issues, he has been a voice for many of you – and a voice that many of you rallied against.
"It is certainly going to be very different, but shows go on and so on we go.".
Why did Piers quit GMB?
Piers quit GMB after he received over 41,000 complaints to TV regulator Ofcom after Monday, March 8, 2021, where he said that he didn't believe Meghan's claims she'd suffered with her mental health and been suicidal.
On March 9, 2021, he stormed off set during a huge row with his GMB co-star Alex Beresford after he criticised his reaction to Meghan's comments.
He dramatically resigned after senior execs said they wanted him to say sorry on air following his heated clash with the show’s weather presenter.
But Piers said he was not willing to apologise, and walked – bringing an immediate end to his six-year stint on the morning show.
In his first tweet since quitting, he wrote: “Thinking of my late, great manager John Ferriter tonight. He’d have told me to do exactly the same thing. @GMB #TrustYourGut.”
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